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
The only toy dog to make the list, this little pup packs a big punch.
#9. German Shorthaired Pointer
Rising in popularity, perhaps because of their versatility and steady personality.
They look scary but their fierce protective streak makes them ideal family dogs.
One of the smartest, most trainable dogs around.
A tried and true American favorite.
People really love these…
#4. French Bulldog
…and their Frenchie relatives, but beware breed-specific health issues.
#3. Golden Retriever
An American classic.
#2. German Shepherd
Trainable and loyal, these dogs make ideal family protectors or service dogs.
#1. Labrador Retriever
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!