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America's 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

America's 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds
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By    |   Monday, 05 August 2019 09:57 AM

More and more people across the U.S. are becoming dog owners, and it is easy to see why.

Research shows that owning a pet comes with many physical, mental and emotional benefits, HuffPost found. From staving off depression to bringing meaning and purpose to one's life, owning a dog can be extremely fulfilling. 

This could explain why 38% of households in the U.S. now own one or more dogs -- the biggest number since 1982, the American Veterinary Medical Association reported. 

It helps having 192 different dog breeds to choose from. From giant breeds to medium-sized dogs and tiny toy breeds, there is something suited for nearly every home. The question is, which are the most popular dog breeds?

24/7 Tempo set out to answer this question by analyzing data made available from the American Kennel Club. Based on that review, here are America's 10 most popular dogs:

10. Yorkshire Terriers. They may require some extra care and attention, but Yorkshire Terriers are known to make great companions. Their confident and courageous nature and small size have earned them the nickname "the tomboy toy."

9. German Shorthaired Pointers. A natural retriever, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a great pet. They do love exercise though.

8. Rottweilers. Despite popular misconception, the Rottweiler is a calm, intelligent and courageous dog that makes a loyal pet. Working dogs by nature, they require a lot of exercise.

7. Poodles. A great family pet, the Poodle is smart, affectionate and energetic. They do require extra grooming though.

6. Beagles. Another great family pet, Beagles are social by nature. They are scent dogs, however, and could wander off if unleashed in an open area.

5. Bulldogs. Often portrayed as an aggressive power breed by the media, the Bulldog actually has a friendly and gentle nature and is known to be good with children.

4. French Bulldogs. A small, sturdy breed that is playful, intelligent and good with children. The French Bulldog does not need much exercising or grooming, making it the ideal indoor dog.

3. Golden Retrievers. There is a reason why Golden Retrievers are used as guide dogs as well as by emergency services. They are intelligent and hard-working but also playful and patient.

2. German Shepherds. In addition to being a great family pet, the German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds when it comes to search and rescue and disability assistance.

1. Labrador Retrievers. For decades, the Labrador has topped lists as the most popular dog breed in the U.S. These wet-nosed companions are good-natured, loyal, intelligent and hard-working, making them the ideal candidate for search and rescue as well as disability assistance.

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More and more people across the U.S. are becoming dog owners, and it is easy to see why.Research shows that owning a pet comes with many physical, mental and emotional benefits, HuffPost found.
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