The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the Country

Labrador Retrievers

Top for 28 years, these versatile and friendly dogs excel in various activities, from hunting to family life. They epitomize the American spirit.

German Shepherds

These trusted companions often work as police dogs and service dogs because they're fiercely loyal to their main caretakers.

Golden Retrievers

This intelligent, friendly breed is basically the movie star of the group with starring roles on Full House, Air Bud, and Homeward Bound.

French Bulldogs

Frenchies have big personalities but require minimal exercise. It's no wonder the big-eared pooches are also the top choice in New York, San Francisco, and Miami, the AKC announced.


A presidential pick, both Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding owned these dignified, courageous canines.


Curious and merry, beagles will follow their noses anywhere (and often into trouble).


Poodles, in different sizes, are highly intelligent and versatile. Their distinctive haircut originally served a practical purpose for water work.


Known as protective guardians, Rottweilers can have a softer side as loving and loyal companions to their owners.

German Shorthaired Pointers

"GSPs" are known as great hunting and field dogs because of their intelligence and strong sense of smell.

Yorkshire Terriers

Fun fact: Yorkies became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian era, but they actually started off as vermin catchers in clothing mills.

Norwegian Forest Cat