The American Kennel Club (AKC) just released the most popular dog breeds in the US for 2020.
The down-to-earth but hearty dachshund rounds off the top 10 in popularity with 10th place. What they lack in height, they more than make up for in energy.
At # 9, the German Shorthaired Pointer, these guys, like all pointers, are very active and live part of their family. A fairly new addition to the AKC top 10, I’m keeping an eye out for a future pack member.
# 8 is the rottweiler. This big boy gets bad casing sometimes, but he can be one of the loyalists of all breeds and a great all-round family dog that has your back too.
The beagle is at # 7. These medium-sized sports dogs can run for days. They hunt well in packs and are also great snuggly friends for the children.
The poodle comes in 6th place. They are known to be hypoallergenic, so those who are sensitive to dog hair will be very lucky with this breed. They are also considered to be one of the smartest of all dog breeds.
# 5 is the English bulldog, this breed is all about personality plus. They look great in an apartment, require only moderate exercise, and are most comfortable next to you on the couch.
# 4 the golden retriever. There isn’t much more apple pie than these guys. They make great family dogs, but remember that they are still an athletic breed at heart and love exercise as much as possible.
The German Shepherd Dog is at # 3. A breed that loves and protects its family and thrives in colder weather. Personally, I own a German Shepherd Dog and can testify to his loyalty and natural distrust of strangers.
In second place is the French Bulldog, small in stature but huge in personality. These guys just want to be where you are. They don’t need a lot of exercise and they don’t swim very well, but they have a love that never ends.
For the 30th time in a row again in first place … the Labrador Retriever. You simply can’t go wrong with this jack of all trades. I currently own a chocolate laboratory and he is loyal to anything you want.
The most popular dog breeds of 2020
I love them all! It’s always exciting to see how the most popular dog breeds change over time, and also interesting those that don’t have a cage. CLICK HERE to visit the AKC website, where you can see all of the dog breeds currently represented by the AKC.