2022 Top Ten Dog Breeds in the U.S
Top 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.
- French Bulldogs
- Labrador Retrievers
- Golden Retrievers
- German Shepherd Dogs
- German Shorthaired Pointers
French Bulldogs are a favorite among celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon and Megan Thee Stallion.
And while the breed continues to grow in popularity, the American Kennel Club says it’s essential to do your research before committing to it.
According to a 2021 study published in Canine Medicine and Genetics, French Bulldogs have a higher chance of being diagnosed with 20 common disorders compared to other breeds, like heatstroke and respiratory issues, due to their flat faces.
The Labrador Retriever ranked second on the list. The longtime U.S. favorite is widely known as a companion dog and can be trained as a guide or assistance dog.
The dog breed that rounded out the top three was Golden Retrievers. According to the American Kennel Club, it is a great breed to serve as a guide for the blind and enjoys obedience and other competitive events.