Top 10 Dog Breeds

The top five dog breeds in America were presented on the Today Show this morning, so I thought I would post the top ten dog breeds today:

10. Shih Tzu

The name Shih Tzu means lion, and as the name suggests these little dogs can stand up for themselves. But the breed’s temperament is loving and playful.

9. The Poodle

Poodles come in three different sizes: toy, miniature. and standard. The breed is incredibly smart and easy to train. They are energetic and require daily exercise. They also have hypoallergenic coats that require professional grooming to maintain.

8. The Dachshund

Dachshund means badger dog, and they were bred to hunt badgers leading to their long, low bodies. The breed comes in three different coat varies (wirehaired, smooth, and longhaired) and has a playful and loving temperament.

7. The Bulldog

Bulldogs are often loved for their unique appearance with short wrinkly faces, but they also have a loving and gentile temperament.

6. The Boxer

Boxers make great pets for families because they love attention. They are patient with children, protective, and loving. Boxers are athletic dogs that require daily exercise.

5. The Beagle

Beagles have great temperaments, easy to clean coats, and are a good size. Originally bred to hunt rabbits, these dogs make good pets because they are so friendly. The most famous Beagle is Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip.

4. The Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are loving, friendly dogs, that make amazing family pets. The breed is energetic, requiring daily exercise, and loves to please.

3. The Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers were bred to hunt rats, but make wonderful pets. The small size of the breed, combined with its loving personality that make it so popular.

2. The German Shepherd

German Shepherds make loving pets and good guard dogs. They are energetic and loving. These dogs are incredibly popular as police and military dogs.

1. The Labrador Retriever

Labs are the most popular breed in America because of their loving and upbeat temperaments and for ease of training. These dogs are also good as hunting dogs.

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Dog Breeds

  1. I found this post is very interesting. Learn a lot about dog breeds now. Pretty smart post. Good job!

  2. I know this is a popularity list but if it was on best dogs I think the list would need a little tweaking. = ) Thanks

    • puppybunnyguineapretty

      Yeah, I agree, had I made a list of best dogs it would look quite different!

      In case anyone is interested in checking out where I got this, the list is based on the AKC registration statistics which can be found on the American Kennel Club’s website.



  4. Great Blog and info, thanks

  5. bILL


  6. All those pics r so cute. u wouldn’t belive wat kind of dogs we have! they r the best.:)

  7. Shelties r good dogs 2. not 2 mention they shed all the time.:)

  8. Nice blog and info, thanks

  9. these dogs are sooooooooooooooo cuuuuuute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. karlstar

    Siberian Huskies are also cute and one of the smartest breed, should have to add them on the list. . . .

  11. i love animals there so cute

  12. i love the golden retriever , shit zu , yourkshire , labrodad . poodle german sherpaard

  13. i cant choose witch 1 i like the best i like them ALL wait i like the beagle n the yorkshire terrior the best they r adoreableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. What precisely honestly inspired u to create “Top 10 Dog Breeds « Puppy – Bunny – Guinea – Pretty”?
    Icertainly enjoyed it! Thanks a lot -Rosaria

  15. Mayra

    Why isn’t boston terrier on the list?

    • Cola and Fizz

      This list is based on data from the American Kennel Club for breed registration (this list is from 2009) when the Boston Terrier was not a top 10 dog breed. Boston Terriers were 23rd on the list based on the same data in 2013, and do not appear to have been in the top 10 any years leading up to this one (2014) for which the AKC has public data available.

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