There is a wide variety of information regarding the most popular dog breeds. The statistics vary based on the criteria used to determine popularity, and the location where the data was gathered. Some popular dog breed statistics vary broadly, but there are several breeds that consistently show top rankings in both Australia, the UK and the United States. Here are some of the most popular ones:
- Labrador Retrievers seem to enjoy the number one spot on almost all popular dog breed listings. This does not come as a surprise, because the Labrador Retriever is a versatile and adaptable dog breed that can be trained to perform many different tasks, and because of his beautiful appearance and friendly nature, this dog makes a wonderful family pet.
- Golden Retrievers usually appear in the top five favorite breeds of dog. They are very similar in disposition to their Labrador Retriever cousins, but their appearance is a little different, most notably because of their trademark flowing golden coats. These dogs are also found doing many different jobs such as hunting and service animal work. Not only are they highly trainable, but this breed’s sweet nature also makes them a great addition to the family.
- German Shepherds are a favorite dog breed in the United States, the United Kingdom and in many other places around the world. Their regal appearance, keen senses and renowned loyalty to their owners are many of the factors that have led to the popularity of the German shepherd Dog. This breed is largely used for guarding and hurting. Some are found working as service animals. German Shepherds make great companions in dog savvy households that enjoy spending time working and playing with an enthusiastic and driven canine family member.
- Pugs are found in many homes in the UK and the US, and usually have very enthusiastic Pug-centric owners. These delightful snub-nosed dogs are popular because their compact little bodies contain very large personalities. They are generally happy little clowns that also enjoy snuggling up with their humans. A Pug will brighten any household they are part of.
- The French Bulldog has been gaining steady popularity as a popular dog breed in both the UK and the United States. They have the wonderful smushed face wrinkles of the English Bulldog, and the erect large ears of their Rat Terrier ancestors. Another big personality packed into a small body, French Bulldogs are energetic, playful and affectionate. These lumps of love also enjoy a good nap with their owner. This solid and versatile dog that fits right in with a family that celebrates an independent nature.
These are just a few of the most popular dog breeds In the United Kingdom and the United States. Each country has its individual favorites as well as a shared love of other breeds such as the Beagle, Border Collie, and the Corgi. People around the world share a love of canines and having a dog in the house is a common tradition in most households.