Most people have a favorite type of dog, but when it comes to the most popular breed, the French Bulldog takes the cake. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the French Bulldog has become the most popular dog breed in the United States. With its compact body, flattened face, bat-like ears, and wide smile, it's no wonder why this breed has become so popular. The AKC releases an annual ranking of the most popular dog breeds based on their registration statistics.
After the French Bulldog, the next most popular breeds are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles. The AKC states that it has the largest purebred dog registry in the world, which it uses to draw up annual classifications. The qualities that make Labs such good family dogs and hunting companions also help them stand out as working dogs. For example, they can be used as bomb and arson detection dogs; alert dogs for epilepsy and diabetes; search and rescue dogs; conservation detection dogs; service dogs for people with mobility problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism; assistance dogs for people with hearing loss; and guide dogs. Beagles are also popular due to their independent nature and powerful sense of smell. They can be used to detect contraband at customs checkpoints or bed bugs in hotels.
Rottweilers are another popular breed due to their athleticism and endurance. They were originally bred as shepherd dogs that brought cattle to market. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are good enough for a queen - literally! Queen Elizabeth II surrounded herself with these sturdy dogs. The Internet loves them too, including their “butts with their tails tied together” which you'll find printed on t-shirts, hats, and even coffee mugs. Yorkshire Terriers are recognizable by their long luxurious coats and usually weigh just 7 pounds. Despite their small size, they have a big personality! Boxers have a face that tends to make us smile and they are playful, intelligent, and affectionate. King Charles Spaniels are also popular due to their sweet lap-loving personality and multipurpose nature.
Doberman Pinschers can have a fearsome reputation but they are also protective and fun-loving athletic dogs. Siberian Huskies attract attention due to their beautiful coats but they're more than just a pretty face. They love exercise and need plenty of it or else they can become “monsters” without enough quantity. Bernese Mountain Dogs are affectionate, resilient, strong, intelligent, equanimous, and eager to please. So choose that family member carefully and keep in mind that the most popular dogs may not be the right pets for everyone.
Bulldogs are popular pets as well as school mascots - they are the mascot of more than 40 colleges and universities in the United States! When it comes to choosing a pet dog, it's important to know what their temperament is and what their training needs are before welcoming them into your home. Even though French Bulldogs may be the most popular breed right now, there is a wide variety of breeds out there that could be perfect for you!.