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 Top 173 dog breeds in the U.S.

Top 173 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. and their Famous Dog Counterparts

What are the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.?

According to dog registration statistics collected by the American Kennel Club these are the most popular dogs in the U.S.

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Labrador Retriever Dogs 1. Labrador Retrievers
This dog is great with children - friendly, devoted and obedient. Loves to swim and needs daily exercise and mental challenges. They like living indoors with the family but will also be active in the yard.
Famous Counterpart: Brian Griffin voiced by Seth MacFarlane from the TV series Family Guy is a White Labrador Retriever

Brain Griffin from the TV series Family Guy is a White Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dogs 2. German Shepherd Dogs
A highly intelligent dog the German Shepherd is devoted and faithful and an excellent working dog. Wary of strangers and protective of the family. Needs regular exercise and brushing.
Famous Counterpart: The Original Rin Tin Tin starred in 27 Hollywood Films

The Original Rin Tin Tin German Shepherd
Beagle Dog 3. Beagles
A great dog with kids, needs companionship as it was bred as a pack hunter. Gentle, tolerant and playful especially if given regular exercise. Enjoys the outdoors and trails and likes to howel.
Famous Counterpart: Beloved Snoopy from the cartoon stip Peanuts by Charles M. Shultz

Snoopy from Peanuts - Famous Beagle Dog
Golden Retriever Dog 4. Golden Retrievers
This dog needs mental and physical stimulation so enjoys dog training and playing games such as retrieving objects. It is a devoted and obedient friend and great family dog. Needs daily exercise and human interaction.
Famous Counterpart: Speedy from The Drew Carey Show is a Golden Retriever

Speedy from The Drew Carey Show - Golden Retriever
Yorkshire Terrier Dog 5. Yorkshire Terriers
Despite its small size it can be agressive towards strange dogs and small animals and may bark a lot. Inquisitive it enjoys adventure and likes to keep busy. Needs to live indoors and go for short walks. Hypo-allergenic.
Famous Counterpart: Supermodel Miranda Kerr and her favorite companion Frankie the Yorkshire Terrier can be seen walking the streets of NYC together

Miranda Kerr with her Yorkshire Terrier Frankie
Bulldog 6. Bulldogs
Excellent with children, rather mellow and friendly and usually good with other pets. Likes to please but has a stubborn streak. Can't swim and only suitable for short walks. Can't swim. Folds in the face need to be cleaned daily.
Famous Counterpart: Hector from Looney Tunes

Hector from Looney Tunes
Boxer Dog 7. Boxers
Great for an active family it is playful, outgoing and attentive. Obediant but can be stubborn and makes a good watchdog. Likes to run and enjoys the outdoors and the house but feels the heat.

Poodle Dog 8. Poodles
Poodles are excellent with children and playful and full of life. They are obedient and one of the smartest dogs but are wary of strangers. Need daily walks and enjoys swimming. Needs daily brushing. Hypo-allergenic.
Famous Counterpart: Marilyn Monroe received a poodle as a gift from Frank Sinatra. She named it Mafia.

Marilyn Monroe's  poodle Mafia
Dachshund Dog 9. Dachshunds
They like to join in family activity and are good with children in their family but may snap or be reserved with strangers. Curous they like to hunt and dig. They can be exercised with games in the yard and moderate walks.

Rottweiler Dog 10. Rottweilers
They are popular for their ability to protect and tend to be domineering and wary towards strangers. If the family is being threatened may be overly protective. Is sometimes known to try and "herd" children.

Shih Tzu Dog 11. Shih Tzu
This small dog is affectionate and good with children. Gentle but lively this dog enjoys playing. It does have a stubborn streak and can be quite tough. Needs short daily walks. Dislikes hot humid weather.
Famous Counterpart: Nicole Ritchie's Shih Tzu Honeychild

Nicole Richie has a famous Shih Tzu named Honeychild
Miniature Schnauzer Dog 12. Miniature Schnauzers
A playful good companion, well mannered and good with children. May chase other animals. Clever, inquisitive but sometimes stubborn and may bark a lot. Needs moderate walks and plays in the yard. Hypo-allergenic.

Doberman Pinscher Dog 13. Doberman Pinschers
An intelligent and capable guard dog and protective of family the dog likes to please its owner. Needs daily physical and mental stimulation otherwise it may become destructive. Likes to share the family home.

Chihuahua Dog 14. Chihuahuas
This tiny dog is highly devoted to a single person and reserved with strangers. Some are bold and protective and others are timid. An indoor dog dislikes the cold but enjoys going on outings.

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog 15. German Shorthaired Pointers
This active dog likes to hunt and may become frustrated if not given enough mental and physical stimulation. May be aggressive with small pets and too boisterous for small children but a devoted family dog.

Siberian Huskie 16. Siberian Huskies
A good social household dog that thrives on companionship from humans or other dogs but may chase cats and livestock. Fun-loving and mischievious some like to dig, chew and howel.

Pomeranian Dog 17. Pomeranians
A small dog with a friendly temperament the Pomeranian is obedient and good with children. It is friendly towards strangers and other pets. Needs to live indoors but requires daily walking and mental stimulation.

French Bulldogs 18. French Bulldogs
Playful and entertaining for the family, sweet and friendly. This dog likes clowning around as well as cuddling and napping. Only needs a short walk. Dislikes hot humid weather and can't swim. Snores and wheezes!

Great Dane 19. Great Danes
Good with children although its size may may overwhelm small children. A relaxed easygoing manner is friendly towards other pets. Responds well to training and needs daily training and part of time indoors.
Famous Counterpart: Scooby Doo from the cartoon Scooby Doo by Hanna Barbara

Scooby Doo from the Cartoon by Hanna-Barbara - Great Dane
Shetland Sheepdog 20. Shetland Sheepdogs
An obedient fast learner this dog is devoted to and attached to its family. Great with kids it enjoys companionship but may be reserved with strangers. Intelligent, sensitive and a fast learner.


21. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

22. Boston Terriers

23. Maltese

24. Australian Shepherds

25. Pembroke Welsh Corgis

26. Pugs

27. Cocker Spaniels

28. Mastiffs

29. English Springer Spaniels

30. Brittanys

31. Havanese

32. Weimaraners

33. American English Coonhounds

34. Bernese Mountain Dogs

35. West Highland White Terriers

36. Collies

37. Vizslas

38. Papillons

39. Bichons Frises

40. Bullmastiffs

41. Basset Hounds

42. Miniature Pinschers

43. Newfoundlands

44. Rhodesian Ridgebacks

45. Border Collies

46. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

47. Akitas

48. Bloodhounds

49. St. Bernards

50. Chinese Shar-Pei

51. Bull Terriers

52. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

53. Shiba Inu

54. Scottish Terriers

55. Airedale Terriers

56. Portuguese Water Dogs

57. Whippets

58. Alaskan Malamutes

59. Cairn Terriers

60. Australian Cattle Dogs

61. Chinese Crested

62. Lhasa Apsos

63. English Cocker Spaniels

64. Pekingese

65. Italian Greyhounds

66. Dogues de Bordeaux

67. Cane Corso

68. Chow Chows

69. Samoyeds

70. Irish Setters

71. Great Pyrenees

72. American Staffordshire Terriers

73. Dalmatians

74. Belgian Malinois

75. German Wirehaired Pointers

76. Staffordshire Bull Terriers

77. Brussels Griffons

78. Japanese Chin

79. Irish Wolfhounds

80. Border Terriers

81. Cardigan Welsh Corgis

82. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

83. Bouviers des Flandres

84. Old English Sheepdogs

85. Silky Terriers

86. Tibetan Terriers

87. English Setters

88. Afghan Hounds

89. Norwich Terriers

90. Flat-Coated Retrievers

91. Standard Schnauzers

92. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

93. Basenjis

94. Gordon Setters

95. Giant Schnauzers

96. Norwegian Elkhounds

97. Parson Russell Terriers

98. Keeshonden

99. Welsh Terriers

100. Wire Fox Terriers

101. Toy Fox Terriers

102. Borzois

103. Leonbergers

104. Finnish Lapphunds

105. Schipperkes

106. Cesky Terriers

107. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

108. Belgian Tervuren

109. Black and Tan Coonhounds

110. Neapolitan Mastiffs

111. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

112. Bearded Collies

113. Smooth Fox Terriers

114. Tibetan Spaniels

115. Pointers

116. American Eskimo Dogs

117. Salukis

118. Belgian Sheepdogs

119. Manchester Terriers

120. Norfolk Terriers

121. Australian Terriers

122. Tibetan Mastiffs

123. Spinoni Italiani

124. Kerry Blue Terriers

125. Briards

126. Redbone Coonhounds

127. Miniature Bull Terriers

128. Black Russian Terriers

129. English Toy Spaniels

130. Welsh Springer Spaniels

131. Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens

132. Irish Terriers

133. Clumber Spaniels

134. Bedlington Terriers

135. Lakeland Terriers

136. Bluetick Coonhounds

137. German Pinschers

138. Boykin Spaniels

139. Affenpinschers

140. Greyhounds

141. Field Spaniels

142. Scottish Deerhounds

143. Icelandic Sheepdogs

144. Beaucerons

145. Plotts

146. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs

147. Irish Red and White Setters

148. Kuvaszok

149. Ibizan Hounds

150. Irish Water Spaniels

151. Pharaoh Hounds

152. Lowchen

153. Swedish Vallhunds

154. Curly-Coated Retrievers

155. Xoloitzcuintli

156. Pulik

157. American Water Spaniels

158. Glen of Imaal Terriers

159. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs

160. Dandie Dinmont Terriers

161. Sussex Spaniels

162. Pyrenean Shepherds

163. Sealyham Terriers

164. Skye Terriers

165. Norwegian Buhunds

166. Komondorok

167. Finnish Spitz

168. Canaan Dogs

169. Otterhounds

170. Norwegian Lundehunds

171. English Foxhounds

172. Harriers

173. American Foxhounds

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