Most Popular Dog Breed

The most popular dog breed by registered ownership in both the United States and the United Kingdom is the Labrador Retriever, thought of as a friendly and intelligent companion.

The Golden Retriever and German Sheppard come in as the second and third most popular dog breeds. The most popular breeds are highly intelligent medium to large sized dogs.

The Labrador Retriever is believed to have come from Newfoundland where fishermen recognized the breed’s quick retrieving and swimming skills.

As much as we love this popular dog breed, if you are looking to pick up your own pet, think twice about a purebred and remember that between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters every year, and three to four million of these animals are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them. Labrador Retriever

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48 Responses to “Most Popular Dog Breed”

  1. Dennis says:

    I like your reminder about the fate of unwanted pets.

  2. Ashwini kulkarni says:

    i myself have a dog.he needs love and care.the dogs that roam on the streets left by their or the ones that are born on streets get none.i feel pity for them.they are euthenized or are put up for adoption.the ones with phigical or mental problems die on the roads or are killd by others.can’t the other dog lovers do anything for them?

  3. emma says:

    i love dogs myself and i have a shar-pei and i hate the people who abandon their dogs i think its cruel and vile thing to do and them people must be sick in the head or something! labrador retrievers are one of my favourite breeds of dog x

  4. briana says:

    i have two labs. they are the most adorable things! it is sad that dogs get left on the streets, but there is nothing that other people who care can do. if a dog is left on the street, i dont think that somebody would want to pick it up and take it in as their own. especially since the dog might have a disease. i mean, you can take it into a vets office, but if there is something worng with it, the majority of the US wouldnt want it. its hard to know that millions of dogs are put down even yearly.

    ps- this is random, but if you like to rad books about dogs, you should read Malrey and Me. it made me cry, and it is a true story about life and love with the world’s worst dog! its really cute. i highly recommend it. 🙂

  5. I had a lab about 3 years ago he was the best dog i ever had then he got hit about a 2 years ago it hurt my heart so bad i cryed for about 2 weeks i loved him to death.

  6. Larry Kobelt says:

    Bichon Pommeranian mix….. What a cuddler!! I was a spaniel lover, but I am converted! She wins the hearts of everyone she meets.

  7. Rachelle says:

    I have 6 dogs and 4 cats. Not to mention the 3 birds and 3 guinea pigs. I truly love animals and all the ones I have acquired in the past few years have all been off petfinder.com or craigslist.org. My latest was a purebreed bullmastiff from a local animal control facility. Please consider adopting, the animals show their gratitude ten times over with the love they share!

  8. Harold Hemrick says:

    I think Golden Retreivers should be the worlds most popular dogs.They are very intelligent and they become VERY VERY VERY good companions with pepole who are blind or who are disabled.They help pepole in nursing homes to make them feel like they have a friend.The reason I say this is because I have a Golden Retreiver and he is VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY SMART.He has became very close to me and he is my close companion and no matter what you say he will always be number one to me.Also no matter what happens he will always be in my HEART FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR LISENING!!!!!!

  9. Kevin says:

    I have a black lab and a Walker Hound – both shelter dogs, and I’m happy with both. Two very smart dogs and they are good companions to me and each other.

  10. Caitlyn says:

    i have a reverse brindle mastiff and she is 2 years old and she weighs about 135 lbs, and was about $900.99 and is the best dog in the world unlike Chihuahuas they are UGLY and a snot!

    • Stacey says:

      I have a chihuahua and she is very beautiful and Smart, why you are saying chihuahua's are UGLY- maybe you have a UGLY heart,( I'm sorry ).

  11. I have the best dogs and they are in my heart for ever. One of them died by cancer but i still keep him in my heart for ever. I have a little box of hair from him before he died. I didn’t to see him before he died because he was at the vets when he died after the second operation. We wouldn’t have given him two operations if the doctor said he had cancer, we didn’t want to give our baby pain.
    I love you so much Sims and where ever you are, you know that you and Sori are the best dogs ever and no dog will ever beat you guys. I love you forever and the whole family misses you Sims. I love you, we love you.

  12. kiwi says:

    i love german shepherds they rock just like rugby

  13. Stacey says:

    Thank you for warning people to pick the right breed for them and not just the popular breed. I have worked in animal shelters for years and I can not begin to tell you about all the animals that are surrendered to shelters because people didn’t research to find out what they could expect when that adorable puppy grew up to be an adult dog!

  14. carolyn larsson says:

    the best thing for the the INSIDE of any human is the OUTSIDE of your dog,cat,horse ang grandbabies.

  15. Michelle Youngblood says:

    I have 2 dogs that I got from the pound. I got my Alaskan Malamute in Anchorage, AK and I got my Siberian Husky here in Largo, FL. and they are the best pets that I could ever ask for. It breaks my heart when people just leave a dog or cat on the side of the road and expect it to survive. I’ve also owned a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenness but they both got sick with heartworms and I had to put them down and it was heartbreaking doing that. My husband had given me a puppy that a lady was going to turn into the pound my husband told the lady that she didn’t have to do that and he took the puppy we had her for a couple of months then she got sick with the Para Vara Virus and I had to put her to sleep but I had her cremated and I look at her everyday and know that she is not in pain anymore. I think there should be stricter laws on people that if you abandoned your animal or you just let it go you should serve jail time.

  16. Dubayew says:

    Here I go again. As much as I try to break myself of bloging I can’t resist a good dog story. I think all dogs are special. Yes Caitlyn(#10) even chihuahuas. Most dogs that don’t “fit in” have their owner / invironment to blame. I presently have three Miniature Pinschers and one Min Pin mix breed. I just lost two Min Pins to old age. All adopted. They are known as the “King of Toys”. They are head strong but off set that with their clownish personality.

  17. Sam says:

    I have a Yorkshire terrier and I know terriers are known to be barkers but I have so not had that experience. He is such a cuddler and a lover. He is so very loyal to both my Fiance and I. I would definitely buy another one.

  18. james says:

    pittbull by far

  19. sandy says says:

    I have a pitbill named jada. she is my best friend. They get such a bad rap. Do you know the pitbull was once the number one family dog until the a**holes like Michael Vicks got a hold of them. I trust her completely. She loves playing with children. She also loves taking a bubble bath.

  20. bob says:

    i have redbone coonhound. she is so cute

  21. Audrey says:

    actually i know that like 2 years ago and my labrador is trained as a k9! but actually……….
    my labrador named buddy seems like love food then training of course!

  22. Bonnie says:

    pitballs are the best dog
    some people think they are bad but it is the way you bring them up and treat them

  23. Bonnie says:

    i love my pitballs kaos and dizzy they are everything to me

  24. sahil says:

    i have d same bread with me its name is simon

  25. Marsha says:

    I have several Golden Retrievers and they are the best dogs I have ever had.

    When my husband divorced me after 27 years of marriage I was heartbroken. My children got tired of hearing me moan and groan but, my golden, Nala, was always there for me. She helped me, by staying by my side and never leaving my side. I thank God for her. It took me 4 years of crying and still ache in my heart but my Nala helps me carry on.
    Thank God for all animals!

  26. peggy johnson says:

    To Michele, don’t you know that there is a preventive treatment for heart worms. A must especially in the South.

  27. Chris says:

    I have had 3 labs in my life and they were all great dogs. Labs are the best kind of dogs for out in the contry deffinantly not for the city. They get fairly big and the can be loud but thats why you train them. Again they are the best dog and if you get one you wont regret it.

  28. hhh says:

    i like golden retreivers. my neighbor has one and i lurve him to death.

  29. K.M.Bajracharya says:

    I have 4 dogs.2 GSD,1 Boxer and 1Dalmatian. I truly love animals. the animals show their gratitude ten times over with the love they share! I love German Shepherd long hairs and Boxer they are great Campanion.

  30. Grace says:

    i have a pitbull/border collie
    she is so loving but so protective she cant play with other dogs or children she is oooo smart
    she will try to KILL anyone she believes to be a threat to me
    my 20 year old brother and i were wrestling and she attacked him but i told her to stop and she did luckily she didnt hurt him
    pitbulls and border collies as well as other breed's are VERY good dogs but can love their owner a little to much to where they are EXTREMELY protective ^__^
    but she just had pups and it makes her calmer ^__^
    i love her to death
    PITBULLS FOR EVER!!

  31. rohit says:

    i want world’s dangerous dog breed

    • vikas parmar says:

      most dangerous in world are 1. pit bull

      2. rottwiler

      3. boxer

      4 doberman

      the most dangerous & populer dog today is rottwiler

  32. Tawny says:

    I myself, is a beagle person, but I'm also a horse lover.

    BEAGLE: 50%
    HORSE: 50%

  33. k9copper says:

    Like the old saying goes, the more I understand people, the more I luv my lab and my truck. how true, they never disappoint you never let you down and most of all they are always there for you when people are not.
    yes labs are one species below humans, because they think and know that they are and cant tell the difference

  34. pat turner says:

    I have had German shepherds way back and I had a fantastic
    Australian shepherd also . Then we adopted a boxer who was
    incredible. He was the worst cow dog in Texas, but the best
    companion. If my old farm truck started he was supposed to be
    in the front seat with me. If I got a hamburger he got one also.
    He had his own large mug for his water. I was not prepared for
    him to die at 10. Now I have three dogs. A mother & daughter
    Shihtzu pair and they have to be the worlds most affectionate
    dogs. Our newesty is a Brussels Griffon and he cool

  35. Lorin Andre says:

    Ya know what really chaps my a**? The A.S.P.C.A. runs an ad on tv something or other about you can donate eighteen bucks a month to save a dog or cat in a kennel somewhere and they'll even send you a nice t-shirt. The wake up call? Go to a local save an animal kennel and try to adopt an animal. The cost is astronomical!!! The bast**ds should apply the eighteen bucks to the high cost of adopting such an animal. I firmly believe they would have far less critters in the kennels if you didn't have to mortgage the family farm to be able to afford to adopt one of the animals kept there. Of course, if you're a softie, and easily led by the sad eyes of a poor abused animal beamed at you over the tv I guess you would find a way to afford the high cost. But if you are, say, a senior citizen, who would benefit the most by adopting an animal as a companion after you had outlived most of yours, there's no way you could afford the outlay of around a hundred bucks to adopt. That's sad. Because both the animal and the senior citizen would benefit. Take that, A.S.P.C.A!!!!!

  36. ditzi says:

    We have a chocolate lab named Coltrane. He is a gorgeous, loving animal and also the klutziest, most frenetic, funniest creature who ever lived. He makes me laugh every day. Not bad for a papered dog gotten from an animal shelter because his owner didn't want him…he wasn't up to show standards and she was a breeder.

  37. Rick Mohr says:

    We have 2 Mini Schanzures, Chloe 31/2 and Tuffy 3 ( TODAY ) they have great personaliries, and tuffy is a little love bug, Chole thinks she's a pitbull lol They were the best therapy for me after my heart attack.

  38. jasmine says:

    I have a duck, 2 dogs, and a cat I have a red nosed pitbull does anyone agree with me that pitbulls are not mean or cruel??

    • Dee says:

      I agree totally with you jasmine! Have had pit bull dogs for many years in the past and they were great. They just loved playing with and protecting our young (at the time) sons. But have to say that we've also had a black lab who lived to be 16 years old and could never ask for a better, smarter dog. Even with no training, don't think we could have ever found a better one.

  39. lisa says:

    i have had cockers and shih tzu's,they are two of the best breeds of dogs i have ever had.cockers are a little sensitive but the shih tzu are incredible.i love my babes.

  40. saikiran says:

    ihave 13bullmatiffs which r well growned i think every on should take about streetdogs which end life inno cently

  41. hennie says:

    all animals deserve to be loved, including wild animals… we should Not keep them as pets !!!!

  42. Marie says:

    Simone is a lhasa apso mix (lhasa poo) best doggie ever; loyal and my body guard, stays right by my side and does not bark unless something prompts her. Trained and just a little cutie.

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