Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

Are you looking to adopt a new pet but don’t know what dog breeds are the most popular? Well, if you are considering adopting a new pup, there are a lot of things to consider before making that final decision. So, to help you out a little, we put together a quick list of the most popular dogs today.

#1. Labrador Retriever

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The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the USA for decades. These medium dogs are a favorite for many pet parents because of their friendly personalities, highly trusting nature, and intelligence, but that is not all. They also have an impressive talent to hunt and navigate their way across the terrain. This makes them a popular choice for hunters, the visually disabled, and even the military!

#2. German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German shepherd can appear to be intimidating to some, but they are very gentle and kind-hearted dogs to boot. They are most well-known for their supreme loyalty and are very protective of their family and territory. This paired with their intelligence, keen sense of smell, and overly curious nature explains why they are adopted as military police dogs too.

#3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Known to be cheerful by nature and are often very eager to please, the Golden Retriever is the ideal family companion. They also love spending most of their time outside and are very easygoing, so it’s hard not to find an overly joyous retriever run-in around with a wagging tail.

They are also easy to train and very loyal, making for the perfect guide dogs too! If you have some overactive little tikes who enjoy running around the house, then pair them with a Golden Retriever, and we guarantee that you have a match made in heaven.

#4. French Bulldogs

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French Bulldogs

French bulldogs are some of the most popular dogs because of their cute wrinkled faces and little batty ears. Beyond their looks, they are highly social dogs that enjoy meeting new people and other pets.

They are also not the most “talkative" of dogs and are usually quiet and reserved by nature. Regardless, they are quite attentive and know how to show affection nonverbally. You do have to take extra care of them in the summer though, as they are rather susceptible to overheating.

#5. Beagles

Beagle - Popular Dog Breeds

Beagles are a popular choice for those that love small dogs and are looking for a friendly and sociable dog to bring home. They are the type who just love adventure and are quite playful, making them the ideal companions for kids. Unlike french bulldogs, these little ones are very vocal, so expect a lot of barking and over-eagerness whenever they are around.

#6. Poodles

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There was a point in time when the poodle was the most popular dog breed in the US. They may not hold that throne at the moment, but they are still aristocrats by default. If you ever met a poodle, you will know just how stunning and regal they are. Not to mention how friendly they can be too.

Poodles also happen to be quite intelligent, and you will often see them strut their stuff and impress at dog shows. They are also a popular choice for many households because they are hypoallergenic dogs.

#7. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier a.k.a Yorkie is an extremely brave, energetic, and curious small dog that has grown in popularity among many families in recent years. They originate from England and while tiny in size are quite fierce by nature. This can make them tough to housetrain, but once you get through to them, they're some of the most loyal pets you could hope for. You should keep in mind that they have long, silky fur coats, so be prepared to brush them regularly.

#8. Rottweiler

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Rottweiler  - Popular Dog Breeds

If you are looking for large dogs, then Rottweilers are some of the most devoted and intelligent pets out there. Because of their large size and strength, they can also be quite intimidating, especially when they grow into full-size adults. This is what makes them the ultimate guard dogs.

Despite this, they can be also quite lovable and some are very soft-hearted. You just have to remember that they need constant training, so a lot of patience is needed when dealing with them.

#9. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky - Popular Dog Breeds

The Siberian Husky is possibly the most attractive dog breed in the world. It is easy to see why too. Their wolfish looks, confident nature, and colored eyes make them out to be very inviting creatures. They are the adventurous type too, so they enjoy spending lots of time outdoors. The only tricky thing is that since they require a lot of physical and mental stimulation, you need to be prepared to take some time out of your busy schedule to tend to them.

#10. Dachshund


The Dachshund a.k.a sausage dog is one of the friendliest little pooches out there. Known for their funny-shaped long and low bodies, they are adorable and a popular choice for many who find them hard to resist. They also happen to be quite clever and courageous, which makes them the perfect household pet.

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