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10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

THE 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds is a list drawn up by the American Kennel Club (AKC) every January; it's a list of the popularity of each dog breed in relation to how many registrations there were of that breed in the previous year. To be in the top 10 most popular dog breeds is every dog's dream!

As you can see, it seems to mainly consist of the same dogs! They just shift positions amongst themselves throughout the years.

The Labrador Retriever has remained the most popular dog breed for the last 21 years!!!

The top 5 most popular breeds tend to be the same 5 dogs too. What is it about these dogs which make them so popular with dog lovers consistently throughout the years?!

If the dog's name is in a green color then you can click on the image or the breed name to learn more about that particular breed.

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in 2019

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador retriever is a perennial favorite - a great family dog, good with children, yet robust and up for a good run. This happy-go-lucky breed will fit into almost any home. Read more about the Labrador by clicking on the image above or the button below.

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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a supremely loyal and intelligent breed, a great guardian, and inspires equal loyalty from lovers of the breed. The German Shepherd ideally needs a job, and can become bored if left idle for long periods of time. Click on the image above or the button below to read more.

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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is mild-mannered, affectionate and active dog breed. They love everyone, and fit very well into any family home. They do not make good guard dogs, due to their friendly nature, and need a fair amount of exercise to stay healthy. Read more by clicking on the image above or the button below.

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Bulldog

The Bulldog (or Olde English Bulldogge) is a calm, laid-back breed, happy to sleep away half the day in their favorite spot in the house. They are a calm breed, and do not need much exercise beyond a decent walk each day. Definitely a couch potato! Read more by clicking on the image above or the button below!

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Beagle

Beagles are active and enthusiastic dogs, enjoying a good run off-leash. They are gentle and sensitive, and love being in a family group. They are generally healthy, and are considered to be low-maintenance (apart from exercise needs). Click on the photo above or the button below to read more.

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French Bulldog

Also known as the "Frenchie", these are small, bright and affectionate dogs. They are lively and sparky when something's going on, yet calm and quiet when the atmosphere subsides. Great companions where space may be limited. Click on the photo above or the button below to read more.

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Yorkshire Terrier

One of the oldest English dog breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier doesn't realize its small size; it is bursting with character and confidence, and will defend its owner with all it's power! At home it has a cute and inquisitive nature, and will investigate every corner of the house. Click on the photo above or the button below to read more.

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Poodle

Poodles are extremely intelligent dogs, and seem to understand what you are thinking! They pick things up very quickly, and fit into any home. They do need firm training, as their intelligence can also make them a little independent at times. Click above on the photo, or on the button below to read more!

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Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is an imposing breed from Germany. Their size, strength and power make them great guard dogs, but they are also intelligent and love being in a family atmosphere. Click on the photo above or the button below to read more.

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Boxer

Boxers are superb family dogs, and love clowning around and playing games. They just love to goof off around the backyard, having fun with any old ball or bucket they find. Read more by clicking on the image above, or on the button below!

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10 Most Popular Breeds in 2018

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Bulldog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Dachshund

10 Most Popular Breeds in 2017

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Bulldog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Dachshund

10 Most Popular Breeds in 2016

  1. Labrador
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Beagle
  4. Golden Receiver
  5. Yorkshire Terrier
  6. Bulldog
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Dachshund
  10. Rottweiler

10 Most Popular Breeds in 2015

  1. Labrador
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Beagle
  5. Golden Retriever
  6. Bulldog
  7. Boxer
  8. Dachshund
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

10 Most Popular Breeds in 2014

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bulldog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

10 Most Popular Breeds in 2013

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bulldog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

The 10 most popular dog breeds.

This list of the 10 most popular dog breeds according to the AKC will give you an idea about which dog breeds people really like. And there are good reasons for their choices! These breeds are all loyal, and like being around humans.

They all make great family dogs - BUT remember they all need to be properly trained!


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