The Labrador is America's #1 dog for the 30th year in a row. With its perfect blend of intelligence, playfulness, and sensitivity.
French Bulldogs rank second in America's favorite dogs for the first time. The breed's cute "bat ears" gained popularity.
The German Shepherd, a popular police and army dog, ranks third among American families looking for a pet.
The Golden Retriever, a close relative of the Labrador Retriever, ranks fourth among America's favorite dogs.
he Bulldog, described as "gentle but courageous, sociable but dignified."
The Poodle, which comes in three sizes (toy, miniature, and standard), almost misses out on a spot in the top five.
In the US, Beagles are popular family pets. Association ranks this happy, inquiring breed seventh in popularity.
Rottweilers rank sixth in popularity, despite their unjustified reputation for violence.
The Dachshund, often known as "wiener dogs," rounds out the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America.
German Shorthaired Pointers, another hunting breed, are named for their ability to "point" prey.