The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the Country

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Dog lovers perk up your ears. The American Kennel Club just revealed the top breeds for 2019 and lots of favorite companions are back on top. Labs have reigned supreme as the number one pick for more than quarter of a century now but there are a few surprises among the ranks. Chances are you know someone whos gotten a French Bulldog in the past few years — and its easy to see why. Those cute pups have ridden their wave of popularity all the way to the fourth place. Check out the 10 most popular breeds below and head over to the AKC website to see more about the list.

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1. Labrador Retrievers These friendly and active pups have held the top spot the past 28 years in a row. "This is a do- everything breed that needs to be with its humans" long-timer breeder Erin Henlon-Hall told the AKC. "It personifies the definition of versatility — hunting showing family dock diving tracking obedience. It’s as American as baseball hot dogs and apple pie."

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2. German Shepherds These trusted companions often work as police dogs and service dogs because theyre fiercely loyal to their main caretakers.

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3 Golden Retrievers This intelligent friendly breed is basically the movie star of the group with starring roles on Full House Air Bud and Homeward Bound.

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4 French Bulldogs Frenchies have big personalities but require minimal exercise. Its no wonder the big-eared pooches are also the top choice in New York San Francisco and Miami the AKC announced.

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5. Bulldogs A presidential pick both Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding owned these dignified courageous canines.

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6. Beagles Curious and merry beagles will follow their noses anywhere and often into trouble.

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7. Poodles They come in standard miniature and toy size varieties but all poodles are considered one extremely intelligent breed. As for that fancy haircut the "poodle clip" is designed to protect the joints and organs in cold water — even though most work as family dogs now.

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8. Rottweilers Known as protective guardians Rottweilers can have a softer side as loving and loyal companions to their owners.

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9. German Shorthaired Pointers "GSPs" are known as great hunting and field dogs because of their intelligence and strong sense of smell.

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10. Yorkshire Terriers Fun fact: Yorkies became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian era but they actually started off as vermin catchers in clothing mills.

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