This Is America's No. 1 Most Popular Dog Breed

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired July 10, 2018

Who’s the top dog?

You might *not* be surprised to hear that it’s the friendly Labrador Retriever!

For the 27th year in a row, Labs topped the American Kennel Club (AKC) list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. The eager-to-please breed makes a great companion and are known for their loving personalities.

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Other popular pups? The French Bulldog, which rose two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 in 2017, and the German Shorthaired Pointer, an athletic sporting dog that made its way into the top 10 for the first time in 2017!

According to the AKC, Frenchies may be the top dog in most major U.S. cities (New York City, L.A., and San Francisco), but Labs still reign supreme in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Raleigh, Seattle, and Washington D.C.!

Curious to see where your pooch ranked? Read on for the top 25 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.:

1. Labrador Retrievers
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Golden Retrievers
4. French Bulldogs
5. Bulldogs

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6. Beagles
7. Poodles
8. Rottweilers
9. Yorkshire Terriers
10. German Shorthaired Pointers

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11. Boxers

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13. Dachshunds

14. Great Danes
15. Pembroke Welsh Corgis

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16. Doberman Pinschers
17. Australian Shepherds
18. Miniature Schnauzers
19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
20. Shih Tzu

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21. Boston Terriers
22. Pomeranians
23. Havanese
24. Shetland Sheepdogs

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See the full list of the most popular dog breeds here.

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