The American Kennel Club has just released their list of the most popular dog breeds from last year.  The list of most popular dog breeds is determined by registration statistics.

Interestingly, studies have shown that the popularity of a breed can vary based on what’s trending in pop culture.  So if a popular movie features a certain breed of dog, chances are that breed will increase on the popularity list!

Here are the top 5 most popular dog breeds. See if your pup made the cut!

Number 5: Bulldog

You can’t help but smile when you see a face like this.  Plus, it’s the beloved mascot for our Georgia Bulldogs. This breed is loyal and calm, adapting to city or country life well.

Number 4: Golden Retriever

How can you not love these beautiful, fluffy dogs? They always seem so full of energy and love life. Goldens are friendly, devoted and intelligent.  They make great service dogs, or family dogs!

Golden Retriever (Shutterstock)

Number 3: German Shepherd

These guys are gorgeous, but also great protectors.  They are strong, muscular, agile and super smart dogs. German Shepherds are loyal, confident and courageous.  They are a true working breed.

Number 2: French Bulldog

How cute are these little ones?! Those ears are irresistible! This breed is small and popular among city-dwellers.  They are alert, adaptable and playful.

Number 1: Labrador Retriever

These guys topped the list for the 30th year in a row.  There’s no denying that labs make great family dogs.  They are full of energy, love to play, protect their homes and give unconditional love! They have such sweet faces, and they’re friendly, outgoing and super affectionate.  Great for families looking for medium to large breeds!

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

For the full list of most popular dog breeds, click here.

Poodles, Beagles, Rottweilers, German Shorthaired Pointers and Dachshunds round out the top 10!

Did your fur baby make this list?  Even if it didn’t, we’d love to know what breed your dog is and what makes him/her so special.  Because let’s face it… everyone has the best dog, right?



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