10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

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Dogs are the most popular pets in the United States, and several statistics support this. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that there are approximately 76 million household dogs in the country, with 48 million families caring for them.

For thousands of years, humans and dogs have adapted to each other’s needs, securing the mutual survival of both species. To the average American adopter, a dog may be many things: an energetic housemate who keeps you active or a buddy who helps you maintain a schedule; whatever your reason, a dog may be the perfect choice for you.

The American Kennel Club is the largest canine registry in the United States, and for decades they have published a list of the most beloved breeds in the country. Since the 1970s, the Labrador Retriever has been a top ten contender, but there are many more breeds that demand our attention, and we will name them right now. 

Is your favorite among them?