Dog, a man’s best friend, comes in all shapes and sizes, we humans have been fortunate to enjoy the company and guardianship of more than a hundred different types of dog breeds. Some of these dog breeds are remarkable at search and rescue while a few breeds win hearts with their adorable and friendly nature. Even though all dog breeds stand equal when it comes to being worthy of human love and attention, but if there were a popularity contest, these dogs would make it to the top 10 list of America’s most popular dog breeds.
No, Siberian huskies did not make it to the list.
10. Yorkshire Terriers
Number 10 on our countdown is Yorkshire Terriers because of their confidence and courage. Their ‘tomboy nature’ or easy adaptability makes them a great pet to have in the bustling cities. Their beautiful silky coat resembles human hair in texture. Mind you, they require a lot of care and attention.
9. German Shorthaired Pointers
For starters, they are excellent swimmers and hunters. You won’t find as great a gundog and pet as German shorthand pointers. Though these are not for the lazy owners as this breed requires a lot of exercise.
They might scare some but Rottweilers are actually the oldest working dog breeds helping humans to herd livestock since Roman Empire. A rottweiler is intelligence, strength, and endurance combined in one dog. This dog is as calm and courageous as they are portrayed to be aggressive.
Aren’t these pooches just adorable? Poodles are full of energy and are good runners and swimmers too. Though their hypoallergenic fur coat requires grooming and regular clipping, they are such a delight to have anyway.
Beagles are the social butterflies of the dog world. They are bred to live in packs and they enjoy the company of their human families. However, they have a strong sniffing power which might put them in trouble in public places if not held on leash.
Even though they have been long associated with British culture, they have carved out a place in Americans’ hearts. Their gentle disposition, friendly attitude, and innocuous nature make them one of the top dog breeds in America.
4. French Bulldogs
Their bat-like face does make them adorable and one of America’s favorite dog breeds. Also, their sturdiness and playfulness make them an excellent choice to have near kids. They don’t require much maintenance but they do suffer from separation anxiety. So, don’t ever leave them alone.
3. Golden Retriever
They rightfully deserve the third spot for their patience and playfulness. They are surprisingly good at hunting too. Fun trivia: They are named as retrievers because they have the ability to retrieve the shot without harming the foul in their mouth during hunting and shooting parties.
2. German Shepherd Dogs
What makes German Shepherds America’s second most favorite dog is their intelligence, trainability, and obedience. They do a great job at search and rescue making as a foremost choice as rescue dogs.
And, now the moment that you have been waiting for so long. The jury has spoken. Here is the most favorite dog breed in America.
Drum rolls, please…
1. Labrador Retrievers
This comes as no surprise as labrador retrievers are the most outgoing, friendly, and eager to please. In fact, they have been America’s favorite #1 since 1991. This species is not only fun to have around but also smart and dependable. This is why they also make great guide dogs for search and rescue.
Is your dog among the top 10 favorite list? Whether or not, remember your dog will always be a hero. Show him love and kindness and he will pay you back with trust and care as long as he is alive.
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