The most popular dog in the United States is the Labrador Retriever, which ranked first in popularity in 2013 for the 22nd consecutive year. The popularity of the Labrador Retriever is thought to be because the breed is family friendly and good with children. These dogs also are considered to be one of the easiest breeds to train, and they have a calm temperament.
More about popularity of dogs:
- The Poodle was the most popular breed in the US every year from 1960 to 1982.
- The Beagle is the only dog breed that has ranked in the top 10 most popular breeds of dogs each year since the American Kennel Club began its survey in 1885.
- Almost half of all US households are estimated to own at least one dog.