If you love pups as much as we do, you’re probably curious about the most popular dog breeds in America. Because we love the four-legged family members in our own homes, it’s only natural to wonder how many people snuggle with the same type of furry pal. So you’ll be happy to know that the website 24/7 Wall St. has compiled an official list of the most beloved good boys and girls in the nation.
Considering how beautiful Labrador retrievers are, it’s not shocking that they made the list of most popular dog breeds. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Based on data from the American Kennel Club (which registers 190 dog breeds total), this tail-wagging list includes a countdown of 100 different kinds of doggos. We adore all pups — including big dogs and little dogs, and every size in between — but only five could make it to the very top of the list. That’s why we’re taking a close look at what makes these pups in particular so lovable.
After all, it’s well known that many dogs are amazing companions for humans. In fact, some research suggests that the bond between people and pups might be as old as 14,000 years. However, any doggo enthusiast knows very well that no two furry friends are exactly alike. They all have unique personality traits and fun little quirks that make them special — and the top five most popular dog breeds are no different.
So take a moment to learn about America’s favorite pups, look through a few oh-so-adorable photos, and see if your fur baby made the list!
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No. 5 — Bulldog
It's pretty interesting that a pup so closely linked to British culture is also beloved in America, isn't it? Gentle and friendly, this pup clearly has a knack for winning hearts everywhere, regardless of the location. With that super-adorable face and hilarious little tongue, it's not hard to see why! We simply can't resist smiling around these good boys and girls.
No. 4 — French Bulldog
French bulldogs may be little boys and girls, but they certainly have big hearts. Known for being playful and affectionate, they're certainly in high demand among dog owners and are sure to get lots of attention and fan responses wherever they go. After all, who couldn't love those adorable puppy eyes and those signature ears?
No. 3 — Golden Retriever
Golden retrievers are known for being intelligent and friendly, so it totally makes sense that they'd be one of the most popular dog breeds in the country. They're also really trainable, so if you want a pup that you can teach a few fun tricks, this breed may be right up your alley. And of course, we can't deny the beauty of that glorious golden fur!
No. 2 — German Shepherd
German shepherd dogs are widely revered for their intelligence and their trainability. But something you might not know about these good pups is how loyal they are to their beloved humans. Once you win one of these doggos over, you basically have his or her devotion for life. How incredible is that?
No. 1 — Labrador Retriever
Did you know that Labrador retrievers have topped the list of most popular dog breeds in America since 1991? Considering how friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited they are, it's no wonder that they've won so much love from people over the years. Perhaps at this point, we might not even have to say "Who's a good boy?" or "Who's a good girl?" They're so good, they may already know it's them!