The Top 5 Most Popular Breeds

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

The Labrador is well-known as America’s favorite dog. They have been ranked number 1 in popularity since 2013! They are best known for being extremely friendly, very active, and of course outgoing. Labrador are energetic and need plenty of exercise. Their enthusiastic attitude makes them a great sports dog. They are also highly intelligent and quick to learn. 

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.

About aldenskennels

Hi, I am the President of Alden's Kennels Inc. in Ringwood, McHenry County IL. I have been in the pet industry for over 25years. I am your pets vacation planner, why leave your pets at home when they can have the vacation they deserve, in McHenry County IL. We board and train and have field trips to the best pet places.
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