These 12 most popular dog breeds in America of 2020 are based on AKC statistical data. The rankings of many dog breeds change from year to year, but the Labrador Retriever has always been ranked #1 for many years in a row and asserts that they are always the most loved dog breed in the United States. Here are 12 most popular dog breeds in america of 2020.
#1 – Labrador Retriever
Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, energetic, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They show deep affection for their caregivers and owners and they have high separation anxiety so they also require a lot of attention from their owner. Labrador Retrievers are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support, rescue and police work.
#2 – French Bulldog
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: under 28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
French Bulldog, also known as Frenchie, they are a small hunting dog originating from France. The French Bulldog is a petite dog with a cute face with erect ears, short nose, big head and wrinkles. Most of the time French Bulldog is cheerful, friendly, always likes to be with their owner. Although they are always very excited and energetic when playing with you, they are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping. In addition, the French Bulldog is also a dog that does not need a lot of outdoor exercise, so those living in city apartments may consider this breed.
#3 – German Shepherd Dog
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 65-90 pounds (male), 50-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd Dog is large, powerful, muscular, agile, intelligent, confident and has a noble personality. Loyalty, courage are what people often mention about this breed. The German Shepherd Dog wants to protect and please those who are special to them. However, The German Shepherd Dog builds deep relationships with their companions, and prone to separation anxiety so they require a lot of attention from their owner. Nowadays, the German Shepherd Dog is used for a variety of jobs, including disability assistance, search and rescue, police and military roles, and acting.
#4 – Golden Retriever
Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. However, Golden Retrievers also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety so they need a lot of attention from their owners. Nowadays, Golden Retrievers are used for a variety of jobs, including assistance dogs, therapy dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue participants.
#5 – English Bulldog
Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in England. The English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. The English Bulldog is a very friendly, calm, courageous dog. In addition, they are also low-energy dogs, quite lazy and like to sleep, so they need regular exercise and a balanced diet, to keep dog form.
#6 – Standard Poodle
Height: Over 15 inches (standard)
Weight: 60-70 pounds (male), 40-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
In the past, the Standard Poodle was a retriever or gun dog, used in particular for duck and waterfowl hunting. Nowadays we often see Standard Poodle appearing in agile and obedient competitions. The Standard Poodle is a intelligent dog, easy to train, suitable for playing with children, and they also have hypoallergenic fur. And not just Standard Poodle, all versions of Poodle are great, smart, docile companions. However, Standard Poodles are thought to be high-maintenance, pampered dogs and they may also require professional grooming.
#7 – Beagle
There are two Beagle varieties
Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
The Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. The Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, easygoing, curious and has the great qualities of a family dog. However, because of excessive friendliness, they are not a good guard dog. In addition, the Beagle is also easy to take care of and requires almost no grooming. The important thing to pay attention that their long, soft ears can become infected by being moist and not well ventilated.
#8 – Rottweiler
Height: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)
Weight: 95-135 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
The Rottweiler is a medium-to-large or large breed of working dog originating from Germany. When it comes to the Rottweiler, many people probably think of a strong, muscular dog, and maybe some people are scared. However, properly raised Rottweiler, they are very sweet, loyal, courageous, playful and always ready to protect their families. Rottweilers often lick their owners to show affection and get attention. Nowadays, Rottweilers are known primarily as guard dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs.
#9 – German Shorthaired Pointer
Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog originating from Germany. They have power, agility, speed and endurance. In the past, they used to work in fields or lakes. And now they have a happy life, intimate attachment and full of love according to their nature in their families. The German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent, bold, boisterous, eccentric, and characteristically affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained. Nowadays, the German Shorthaired Pointer is used as a tracking dog and Illicit-substance detection dog.
#10 – Dachshund
Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
The Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized or miniature, and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. Dachshunds have strong natural digging instincts, they can dig a hole to sleep or hunt or simply because they feel happy to do that. Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. They always tend to want to be touched, cuddled, sit on their owner lap.
#11 – Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: up to 30 pounds (male), up to 28 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small breed of cattle dog native to Wales. They are famous for their short legs, and extremely cute appearance. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, affection, playful, easy-to-train dog. Socializing early, they are very friendly and love their family, making family members happy is always what they want.
#12 – Australian Shepherd
Height: 20-23 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 50-65 pounds (male), 40-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
The Australian Shepherd, also known as Aussie, is a breed of medium-sized herding dog that originated in United States. They have a similar appearance to the Border Collie. The Australian Shepherd is a smart, loyal, highly energetic, loving, kind, devoted dog. They require a lot of exercise and attention, if not working or playing will make them bored, and they have high separation anxiety.