Top 5 Currently Most Popular Dog Breeds In America

January 23, 2017

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The American Kennel Club has released an official list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. and the results are, well, kind of expected. Read through our article and see if your furry friend made the cut.

If yes – great; If no – just as well, who wants to be mainstream nowadays anyway…

5. Bulldog

Best known for stocky build, wide/wrinkly face, and overall goofy looks – bulldog is one of the most recognizable dog breeds today.

In case you didn’t know, the name “bulldog” refers to the breed’s original use in bull baiting, which was banned in England by year 1835.

Families all around the globe like this breed for its relaxed disposition and minimal need for grooming and exercise (obviously).

4. Beagle

Beagles are always in the top. They are cute, curious, compact and tenacious little hunting dogs and are most known for their trumpet-like bay instead of a bark.

Beagles come in three color varieties: tricolor, red-and-white and lemon; but they are all equally cute and crazy.

3. Golden Retriever

These canine rascals were initially used for hunting in Scotland and were named ‘retriever’ because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards, but are also great with kids, which is why they are today among the most popular family breeds.

2. German Shepherd

Perhaps the most intelligent breed of all, this sturdy and beautiful canines are famous for their use in law enforcement and the military, but they also make loyal family dogs.

German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep, but due to their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, these smart pooches are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting.

They are true stars.

1. Labrador Retriever

These trusty, loyal, and handsome doggos have been the most popular dog breed in the United States for decades now. Labradors originate from Newfoundland where they were used mainly by fishermen to help round up stray fish and pull in nets, but later breeders bred them to help hunters retrieve game.

Today they are the first choice when families look for a gentle, people-pleasing, and obedient pooch.

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