what about the movers and shakers? Which dogs have trotted from obscurity into American and Canadian homes and hearts over the last decade? In other words, which breeds have jumped the most in popularity?
We looked at data from the American Kennel Club from 2002 to 2017 in order to find the hottest dog breeds those whose popularity has jumped the most over the course of 14 years.
Here Are The Most Popular Dog Breeds 2018
10. German Shorthaired Pointer
Friendly, Smart, Willing to Please, the versatile, medium-sized German Shorthaired Pointer is an enthusiastic gundog of all trades who thrives on vigorous exercise, positive training, and a lot of love. GSP people call their aristocratic companions the “perfect pointer.”
9. Yorkshire Terrier
Affectionate, Sprightly, Tomboyish, beneath the dainty, glossy, floor-length coat of a Yorkshire Terrier beats the heart of a feisty, old-time terrier. Yorkies earned their living as ratters in mines and mills long before they became the beribboned lapdogs of Victorian ladies.
Loyal, Loving, Confident Guardian, the Rottweiler is a robust working breed of great strength descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions. A gentle playmate and protector within the family circle, the Rottie observes the outside world with a self-assured aloofness.
Active, Proud, Very Smart, Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, and either black, white, or apricot, the Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, hypoallergenic coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons.
Friendly, Curious, Merry, not only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to its pleading expression—cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy the company and are generally easygoing.
Friendly, Courageous, Calm, Kind but courageous, friendly but dignified, the Bulldog is a thick-set, low-slung, well-muscled bruiser whose “sourmug” face is the universal symbol of courage and tenacity. These docile, loyal companions adapt well to town or country.
4. French Bulldog
Adaptable, Playful, Smart, The one-of-a-kind French Bulldog, with his large bat ears and even disposition, is one of the world’s most popular small-dog breeds, especially among city dwellers. The Frenchie is playful, alert, adaptable, and completely irresistible.
3. Golden Retriever
Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted, the Golden Retriever, an exuberant Scottish gundog of great beauty, stands among America’s most popular dog breeds. They are serious workers at hunting, guiding the blind, and search-and-rescue, but they have an endearing silly streak.
2. German Shepherd
Confident, Courageous, Smart, Generally considered dogkind’s finest all-purpose worker, the German Shepherd Dog is a large, agile, muscular dog of noble character and high intelligence. Loyal, confident, courageous, and steady, the GSD is truly a dog lover’s delight.
1. Labrador Retriever
Friendly, Active, Outgoing, The sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed. Labs are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog.