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Top 10 Dog Breeds In The U.S. According To The AKC 2022

1. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever (The Lab) comes in at the number one spot again for an amazing run of 30 years as the top dog. This breed has plenty of energy, loves to spend time with their families, and has an incredibly kind demeanor. They are an intelligent breed and would be better suited in a home with an active family that would allow them multiple opportunities to help them burn off some steam.

2. French Bulldog

The French Bulldog (The Frenchie) has a giant personality packed into a compact tank-like structure of a body. They are generally outgoing in nature and confident as you can be. They have become very popular for city dwellers in recent years due to their low to moderate exercise needs. They lead the pack by some distance as the most popular of the small breeds.

3. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is consistently one of the most popular dog breeds and for good reason! These dogs are affectionate and loyal. They have a cheerful disposition and are always happy and eager to please their owners. The happy-go-lucky exterior they have hides a deep intelligence which makes them the go-to breed when it comes to guide dogs and the perfect family companion.

4. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd was built to work. These dogs can be seen working in many different occupations. Bomb or drug-sniffing operations, security patrols, search and rescue, and guide dogs for the blind. Even though they are one of the hardest working dog breeds, they can be a truly loyal family member. When at home the work takes second place to being the warm-hearted family pet.

5. Poodles

The Poodle comes in a size to fit any family. Standard, miniature, and toy. These dogs were once considered dainty dogs for the rich. But in fact, they started their journey in life as hunting dogs. They are smart, highly trainable, and love nothing more than being active outdoors. And let us not forget this breed has also helped in the creation of all those wonderful doodle breeds including the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Cavapoo, Bernadoodle, and the Sheepadoodle.

6. Bulldog