In this article, we will be taking a look at the top ten most popular dog breeds in the United States of America.
First up, we have the tried and tested trusty Labrador. Although it is now common knowledge that Labradors are a popular breed, most people don’t know that they have actually been the most popular breed in the United States of America for twenty-six years in a row!
They have an excellent and friendly temperament and are the ideal dog for most situations proving particularly popular with families with young children or people with other pets in the household.
German Shepherd Dog
The second most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the German Shepherd Dog. Again, it is common knowledge that German Shepherds are a very popular dog breed but they have been in the number two spot since 2013.
Again, they have a friendly and loving temperament and are popular in households with young children or other pets. Due to originally being bread to help farmers herd livestock, they have massive amounts of energy and are also popular with dog owners who enjoy taking their dog for a run or going hiking.
The Third most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the Golden Retriever. Another popular breed that is often mistaken for a Labrador Retriever but they are actually different breeds.
Again, the Golden Retriever has been the third most popular dog breed in the USA since 2013. Again, they are very popular with young families with young children or who have other pets in the household.
As they were bread as a retrieving dog they can be energetic but if you want a dog to take running or hiking then the German Shepherd is probably a much better choice for you.
The Fourth most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the French Bulldog. They are a much smaller dog breed than the other dogs on our list so far making them ideal for anyone living in an apartment or small house.
They are also a breed that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. They have managed to climb from the eleventh most popular dog breed in the USA in 2013 to the fourth by 2017 and show signs that they may keep climbing.
The Fifth most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the bulldog. Although a few breed variations are included in this breed, they are usually a small to medium-sized dog breed. This helps make them ideal for anyone who is living in a small house or apartment.
Their popularity has remained pretty stable and they have only really fluctuated between the fifth and fourth most popular breed in the USA over the past few years. There are also plenty of reputable breeders out there for bulldogs making it quick and easy to source your new dog if you do choose to take this route.
The sixth most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the good old Beagle. Although a small dog, they can have lots of excess energy so we would not recommend that you get one if you live in a small house or apartment.
They have a very friendly temperament and are popular with families with young children and other pets. Since 2013 they have declined in popularity and with the increase in popularity of other breeds they have fallen from the fourth most popular dog breed to the sixth and we expect them to keep dropping.
The seventh most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the Poodle. They are another breed with a few variations included in the label and can range from being a medium to large dog depending on the specific breed.
Over the past few years, they have seen little movement in their popularity with numbers remaining fairly steady. They have fluctuated between the seventh and eighth most popular breed and we expect this to continue without them falling or climbing much further.
The eighth most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the Rottweilers. Although the breed had a lot of damage done to their reputation due to the media portraying them as a scary and aggressive dog, they are starting to show signs of recovery.
Due to Rottweilers owners sharing their experiences with the breed and showing how cute that they can be they have managed to climb from the tenth most popular breed to the eighth and will probably keep climbing.
The ninth most popular dog breed in the United States of America is the Yorkshire Terrier. Another small breed that is ideal for anyone living in a small apartment or home. They are good with other pets as well as young children.
Due to other breeds gaining in popularity more and more they have fallen a few spots over the past few years. Back in 2013 they were the sixth most popular breed but in 2017, this had fallen to the ninth and we expect them to keep falling.
There are still plenty of reputable breeders out there to make sourcing your new job quick and easy though so if you feel the Yorkshire Terrier is for you, it shouldn’t be hard to find one.
German Shorthaired Pointers
The tenth and final dog on our list of the most popular dogs in the United States of America is the German Shorthaired Pointers. They are increasing in popularity each year and have climbed from the thirteenth most popular dog breed in the USA in 2013 up to the tenth by 2017 and we expect them to keep climbing.
Source – AKC