Each year the American Kennel Club (AKC) surveys dog owners throughout the country to rank the most popular breeds each year. In honor of National Adopt a Dog Month, here are the top 3 most popular breeds in the United States, a few facts about each!
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are holding steady in the number 2 position, and have done so since 2013 as well! See a pattern? They are confident, courageous, and smart dogs. As a part of the herding group, German Shepards are stellar athletes. They are very active dogs and require plenty of mental stimulation. They perform well in tracking, agility, and herding.
3. Golden Retriever
Not to be forgotten, Golden Retrievers are have been consistently ranked number 3 in popularity since 2013. Friendly, intelligent, devoted. No better words can be found to describe these silky dogs! Goldens are wonderful jogging or hiking partners and excel at sports such as agility, obedience, and tracking. Our puppy classes along with focused socialization will help make your Golden into a well-adjusted adult.