The 18 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the United States

1. Mixed breed


Mixed breeds may not be able to trace their ancestors, but does it really matter when their lovely, gorgeous eyes are staring up at you or their doggie kisses are covering you? That’s exactly what we were thinking.

A mixed breed is a wonderful combination of everything you’re searching for, whether you’re looking for a lap dog, a running buddy, or an all-around fantastic family dog. Mixed breed dogs at shelters yearn for permanent homes, but the transition from the shelter to a new home isn’t always easy.

2. Labrador Retriever


Labrador Retrievers may be found all around town, on the path, at the beach, and at the dog park. You could even see them working as rescue, guide, or therapy dogs, all of which appear to be vocations that were designed for them. 

They’re cheerful and gregarious, and they enjoy retrieving balls, frisbees, and just about anything else you toss their way—especially if retrieving it requires diving into the water. Because of their wonderful temperament, labs frequently top these most-popular lists; they’re the family members who get along with everyone. They are quite pleased to snuggle up to one family member or flop down in the center of a strewn-out group of children.

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