Breaking News: 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

The American Kennel Club has released its list of the most popular dogs in America. So what are the most popular dog breeds? Click through to see which ones made the cut!

Labrador Retriever

The trusty and loyal Labrador retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the United States for 23 years. Originally from Newfoundland, Labs were once used by fisherman to help round up stray fish and pull in nets. Later, breeders bred them to help hunters retrieve game. The Lab’s gentle, people-pleasing personality makes it excellent for therapy, search-and-rescue and families.

“The Labrador Retriever has a strong hold on the top spot, and doesn’t show signs of giving it up anytime soon,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “The Lab is such a versatile dog that it’s no wonder it makes a great companion for a variety of lifestyles. Keep your eye on the Rottweiler, though. It’s been quietly winning hearts over the past decade.”

It’s no surprise that this calm, courageous guardian’s popularity is on the rise. The Rottie has strong instincts to protects its loved ones, is intelligent and has a strong willingness to work. They’re especially impressive when it comes to herding.

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