Top 10 Most Popular Dogs -- Did Your Pooch Make the List? (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Mar 3, 2015 Home & Garden

golden retrieversOf course, you love your dog and believe its breed is second to none. But if you want to see if the rest of the country agrees, the Americal Kennel Club has announced the Top 10 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo talks trends among the most sought-after pups:

The Lab truly is America’s dog, but the lovable Bulldog breeds are clamoring to dominate. Watch out for an upset next year. 

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Whether you already have a dog or plan on adding man's best friend to your family, check out the list and see if your favorite pooch made the cut.

Do you have a dog? If so, did it make the list? 


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  • #10. Rottweiler

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    Ranking #10, the Rottweiler makes a loyal and confident companion. Though he's a bit standoffish with strangers, this dog is very loving with his family. 

  • #9. French Bulldog

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    Congratulations to the French Bulldog! The little pup with the big ears has broken into the Top 10 for the first time in a century. 

  • #8. Boxer

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    Number 8 is as tough as he looks. In fact, Boxers were the first breed selected as police dogs in Germany. 

  • #7. Poodle

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    At #7, poodles come in all shapes and sizes and whether you have them groomed to the nines or keep their coats natural, they're known for being proud dogs who love being active and playful. 

  • #6. Yorkshire Terrier

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    Number 6 in popularity, who can resist an adorable little Yorkshire Terrier? If you're short on space, this tiny pet may be the one for you!

  • #5. Beagle

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    This small to medium-sized hound has a short coat that's easy to care for and is generally good-natured and even-tempered with kids. They can't help but call to mind everyone's favorite Beagle: Snoopy! 

  • #4. Bulldog

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    Bulldogs are delightful companions for little kids so it's no wonder this sturdy pup is climbing the most popular list. They're the perfect combo of laid-back yet friendly at the same time. 

  • #3. Golden Retriever

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    With their gorgeous coats, it's no wonder the Golden Retriever routinely makes the list. Sweet with kids and playful by nature, this dog makes a first-rate pet.

  • #2. German Shepherd

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    The second most popular dog is the German Shepherd, often used as a watchdog and fiercely loyal and protective. 

  • #1. Labrador Retriever

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    Topping the list at No. 1 once again are those lovable Labs! The family-friendly breed, available in black, brown, or golden, has held fast to first place for the past 24 years. If that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is! 

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