What do those little fuzzy faces on T-shirts, your favourite Instagram filter and that picture of your dog off in the corner of your living room have in common? They’re all reflections of their owners. If you’ve had a furry best friend for as long as you can remember, chances are you had a say in what breed it was.
But where did these top 10 most popular dogs come from? Look at how canine popularity has changed through the years at Dobermanrottweiler.
1. Labrador Retrievers
I tell you what, we’ve got the numbers. Retrievers have been in the first place since 2007. They’re by far the most popular dog breed in America. But not only are they America’s most common breed—they’re also one of the world’s top three most popular dogs.
2. The Rottweiler
I could feel the hot breath of this puppy a lot faster than I had anticipated when preparing for this article. He’s next in line, but the Rottweiler has fallen out of the top 10 most popular dogs.
3. German Shepherds
The agile, loyal and intelligent German shepherd is third on our list. Like the Rottweiler, he’s also been falling off the Top 10 list since 2003. Maybe all that time spent in retirement homes together has helped them develop a bond.
4. Golden Retrievers
This one is close to the number one spot if we only rank breeds by how many people like them. The Golden Retriever ranks fourth on our list of most popular dogs in America.
Speaking of staying close to home, what’s a young child without a fawning family pet? Even if it comes with a round foot and some loose skin. Boxers make it to fifth place on our list of most popular dogs in America.
6. The Doberman
This is a fine high-strung breed if you’re looking for a dog that can go from zero to 100 in the blink of an eye. Dobermans are taking over the sixth spot on our list of most popular dogs in America.
7. Airedale Terrier
Sometimes, the best type of dog can do it all. The Airedale Terrier ranks ninth on our list of most popular dogs in America.
8. Border Collies
There are few breeds better suited to working on farms than Border Collies. In tenth place, you’ll find this breed that originated in Scotland but is now bred almost exclusively in the United States and Canada.
9. The Beagle
Punk rock, veganism, and folk music all have one thing in common—the Beagle. He’s come a long way from his aristocratic roots. Today, he ranks eleventh on our list of most popular dogs in America.
So there you have it. If you’re a dog owner, maybe this list gives you an idea of what your friends’ new puppy might look like. Or maybe you want to adopt a new pet and want something that might suit your lifestyle. Whatever the case, we hope you enjoyed our look at the dobermanrottweiler favourite breed!