America’s 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

For 21 years, the beloved Labrador Retriever has sat atop the American Kennel Club's most-popular list. But this past year, it received some stiff competition from some other adored (and adorable) breeds. See what breeds were named top dog this year.

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JackieLockard
JackieLockard

I had one it was a female and when we moved across the st from a church  that has a school with it they asked us to get  ride of her just because of her breed.

I was so made she was only 6 mos old at the time her name was singsing but I did not want to have a fight on are hands.

 But what I don't get was we went and go a pit-bull for my young girl  she trained him  he was a brindle.

I don't know if it was because they seen him every Moring and every after school  they would see her training him everyday after school with my help so she would know how to handle him when he got bigger.

 she had him for 2yrs  that was when someone took him and we never seen him again. I don't have to tell you how much she cried everyday 

HelenHolleyAinsworth
HelenHolleyAinsworth

I love all dogs, but this past year a pitbull killed a Chihuahua puppy and attacked a small child.  There are times when a dog needs to be euthanized and when they become killers and there is no place to rescue them or someone to train them, then an alternative needs to be discussed whether it be euthanasia, placed in a larged fenced in area.  When an adult or child is killed then euthanesia is the only alternative.

Sulley_S
Sulley_S

As a Dog lover and Dog owner all my life.  Beagles, Terriers,  Shelties, Chihuahuas, Golden Retriever and a couple of mixed breeds and I have to say while I loved them all my most beloved is the Golden Retriever.  Thee most loving dog you would ever want to meet.  My Golden Sulley is such an amazing companion. I will never have another breed.  So loving, so loving! 

VivianBiondolillo
VivianBiondolillo

I have had 3 dogs in my lifetime.  Poodle - Mutt- Yorkie.  The mutt was amazingly friendly and lovable.  The Poodle was adorable but with my busy lifestyle found it hard to comb and brush hair on a regular basis.  I have a Yorkie who is incredibly friendly, easy to manage and hits my heart till no end.  I can't imagine having any other breed other than a Yorkie.  He actually saved my life while I was crushed between a wall and my car door.  He actually pushed my daughter out the door with his barking.  The barking 7 1/2 lb Yorkie is noted for hunting down rats.  An excellent watch dog.

GingerWilliams
GingerWilliams

Absolutely love my Golden Retriever.  He's my 3rd and is a great family dog.  However, with all the in-breeding that appears to be happening with this breed, he may be my last.  They are becoming very prone to cancer - some gene from what I hear from my vet.

HeatherHarrison
HeatherHarrison

where is the shitzu spelt wrong! that's the best dog!

ZarahLewing
ZarahLewing

shocked not to see a chihuahua on the list. i do rescue and i see sooo many of them.. i see a lot of terriers too..

BillNJenn
BillNJenn

The best dog is a mutt - don't pay for a dog from a breeder when there are so many good dogs out there.  My dog is a Great Labrapoo spaniel/Heinz 57 breed.  He is brilliant and loving and everything you would ever want in a dog and I know there are many more dogs out there like him who need a good home.

izabel87301
izabel87301

is this a joke? when i was in highschool i was brutally attacked by a flippin lab! why aren't pittbulls in on this top list? i would chose a pittbull over any of these breeds.... They are family oriented, great workout partners, very patient, loving, and protective of their owners!

VivianBiondolillo
VivianBiondolillo

I was surprised that it didn't make the list.  They are so affectionate and lovable.

izabel87301
izabel87301

and where did that mean person go? i have a couple of things to inform him about the word "pittbulls" since he wanted to try to get technical on me... AS a matter of fact the term Pittbulls come from dumb ass people that categorize these differents breed as one... for example any dog with a square head and broad shoulders which are american bulldogs, staffordshire bull terriers,american staffordshire bull terriers.... pretty much any type of bull terrier is categorized as a "pittbull" :)