Top 10 Dog Breeds in America

Labrador Retriever The Lab is the number one dog breed for the 30th consecutive year. Why not? The American poodle is loved by all families. It is smart, loving, family-friendly and a great breed. They are gentle and friendly and excel in search-and rescue and guide dog roles.

French Bulldog To understand why the French Bulldog has become so popular, all you have to do is to look at their happy and smiling faces. French Bulldogs are great pets for apartment dwellers. They have a variety of personalities. Sometimes they want to run and play and other times they just want to be loved and walked around. This breed is best left with their owners for a few hours.

German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a true dog lover's pet. It is intelligent and hardworking. The German Shepherd enjoys participating in outdoor activities. This breed requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation to maintain peak performance. German Shepherds have a calm and confident demeanor that makes them a great choice to help the police and military.

Golden Retriever The classic Golden Retriever! The Golden Retriever, a highly athletic dog breed and highly trained, is another family-friendly pet. They have a wonderful demeanor. They are a wonderful choice for families with young children because they love to run, play and enjoy their freedom. Goldens are skilled workers and popular hunting companions.

Bulldog Bulldogs have a beautiful, wrinkly appearance and a very lovable disposition. They are great companions and can be calmer than other popular breeds. Bulldogs are adaptable and docile and don't need to be exercised a lot. These laidback dogs love to relax at home with their parents.

Poodle Dog shows are a common venue for Poodles. Poodles are elegant and charming, yet their personalities are as charming as their looks. Puppy socialization can make this breed more confident, even though they are sometimes reserved. Poodles are smart, friendly, willing to please and easy to train. There are three types of Poodles: Standard, Miniature and Toy. They can adapt to all lifestyles.

Beagle The Beagle, a smooth-coated dog breed , is compactly sized and has a short, easy-care coat. It's a happy, peaceful, and joyful dog. A fenced-in yard is ideal for them as they do need to be exercised. These hounds are a hunting breed that is curious and loves to explore.

Rottweiler Because of their size, Rottweilers can be misunderstood. They are one of the smartest dog breeds, and they are easy to train. Rottweilers are a striking breed with their muscular bodies and broad chests. However, they have a bigger heart and make great companions.

German Shorthaired Pointer The German Shorthaired Pointer, is one of the most active dogs for active families. This energetic breed loves the outdoors and needs lots of exercise. When it comes to competition and dog sports, they are considered masters. German Shorthaired Pointers, affectionate and friendly, are light-hearted and easygoing. They often have spots or "ticking" on their faces.

Dachshund Dachshunds were voted the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. They are lively dogs, known for their short legs and strong character. This socially-minded breed, affectionately called "wiener dogs", is curious about everything and loves to go for relaxed walks. Dachshunds have a keen sense for smell which can distract them from their training. Patience, persistence and positive reinforcement are the keys!