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Thinking about Getting a Pet? Check Out the 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

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Dogs are absolutely one of the best things about life on Earth – they’re loving, loyal, funny, and make coming home from work 100x more amazing (even more so than kids, but don’t tell mine I said that). And while adoptions are on the rise (I love a good mutt, myself), people in America still feel pulls toward adopting certain purebred breeds.

Below are the 10 most popular among dog owners living in the States.

#10. Yorkshire Terrier

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The only toy dog to make the list, this little pup packs a big punch.

#9. German Shorthaired Pointer

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Rising in popularity, perhaps because of their versatility and steady personality.

#8. Rottweiler

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They look scary but their fierce protective streak makes them ideal family dogs.

#7. Poodle

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One of the smartest, most trainable dogs around.

#6. Beagle

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A tried and true American favorite.

#5. Bulldog

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People really love these…

#4. French Bulldog

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…and their Frenchie relatives, but beware breed-specific health issues.

#3. Golden Retriever

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An American classic.

#2. German Shepherd

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Trainable and loyal, these dogs make ideal family protectors or service dogs.

#1. Labrador Retriever

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The favorite for many years running, this dog is versatile, loving, and has a personality impossible not to love.

Adopt don’t shop, even if you’re after something in particular!