Fun Fact: The “top dog” has held the No. 1 spot for 27 years!
The American Kennel Club has released its list of most popular dog breeds. Labrador retrievers set the record for longest at the front of the pack all the way back in 2013. Since they have done that the past 27 years in a row, no one was surprised.
“Labs make wonderful companions for a wide variety of people, and for good reason,” AKC executive secretary Gina DiNardo said in a statement. “The breed is very intelligent, friendly and great with children.”
Close behind the Labrador retriever are German shepherds, golden retrievers, French bulldogs, and bulldogs, which probably doesn’t surprise you from just seeing dogs around.
Check out the 10 most popular breeds below:
The Labrador retriever dog breed has topped the AKC’s list of most popular breeds in the US since 1991. Labs are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions.
They are also one of the most sought-after breeds, whether as guide dogs or for search and rescue.
The German Shepherd Dog breed is a large, agile, muscular dog of noble character and high intelligence.
German shepherds are used for disability assistance, search and rescue, and as police dogs. They’re fiercely loyal to their main caretakers.
They are intelligent, hardworking friendly dogs. They are often used as guide dogs, in search and rescue, and – as their name suggests – for hunting.
Golden Retrievers are hard workers at hunting and field work, as guides for the blind. They are obedient and have an endearing love of life when not at work.
These sturdy little dogs breed with their bat-like ears are playful, good with small children, and intelligent. They have big personalities but require minimal exercise.
The Frenchie is playful, alert, adaptable, and completely irresistible. Contrary to its name, the French bulldog actually comes from Nottingham, England — not France.
Its name belies a friendly personality and gentle disposition.
The Bulldogs have been quietly moving up the list. It hit No. 4 in 2014 — the highest ranking in the breed’s history. It kept that spot in 2016 but slipped to No. 5 in 2017.
Curious and merry, beagles will follow their noses anywhere (and often into trouble).
They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing.
Beagles are sociable dogs and like the company of their human families, as well as other dogs.
Poodles are smart and eager to please. They are also energetic and are good runners and swimmers.
They come in standard, miniature, and toy size varieties, but all poodles are considered one (extremely intelligent) breed.
The breed combines intelligence, strength, and endurance. Known as protective guardians, Rottweilers can have a softer side as loving and loyal companions to their owners.
The Rottweiler is a robust working breed of great strength descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions.
German Shorthaired Pointers
“GSPs” are known as great hunting and field dogs because of their intelligence and a strong sense of smell.
The versatile, medium-sized German Shorthaired Pointer is an enthusiastic gundog of all trades who thrives on vigorous exercise, positive training, and a lot of love.
Beneath the dainty, glossy, floor-length coat of a Yorkshire Terrier beats the heart of a feisty, old-time terrier.
The Yorkshire terrier’s confidence and courage make it a good pet to keep in bustling cities, and those qualities have earned the dog the nickname “the tomboy toy.”
Check out The American Kennel Club website
There You go WOOF!!!