What Is the Most Popular Dog in America?

If you are a dog owner, you probably think the answer would be your particular breed. And if you own a poodle, you’d be correct. There are hundreds of thousands of dogs registered with the American Kennel Club, and the poodle is the most popular, with the German shepherd taking second place.

Poodles are intelligent, friendly pets with curly or frizzy hair. They may be black, white, gray, brown, blue, or an apricot color. Poodles come in three varieties and are grouped by the height of their shoulders from the floor.

Toy poodles are up to 10 inches tall; miniature poodles are from 10 to 15 inches tall; and standard poodles are over 15 inches tall. The smallest poodles may weigh as little as 3 pounds, while the largest may be as heavy as 60 pounds.

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2 thoughts on “What Is the Most Popular Dog in America?”

  1. Is the poodle most likely to be popular because it is hypo-allergetic? I personally find other dogs more attractive than the poodle.

  2. Labradors are the most popular as of 2009 according to the AKC website. Followed by German Shepards and third being the Yorkshire Terrier. Poodles are in the top ten but definately not #1 anymore.

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