Labrador Retriever is America’s Favorite Dog Breed for 28th Year

The Labrador Retriever once again breaks records! The American Kennel Club announced that the lovable Lab remains the number one most popular dog breed in the United States.

While the Labrador Retriever continues its reign at the top, the German Shorthaired Pointer has been quietly climbing the charts over the past decade. This versatile, all-purpose hunter came in at number nine in 2018 – its highest position since becoming recognized in 1930.

The Labrador Retriever shows no signs of giving up the top spot anytime soon. Labs make wonderful companions for a wide variety of people, and for good reason. The breed is very intelligent, friendly and great with children. Attention must be paid to the German Shorthaired Pointer, however! This jack of all trades in the pointer world has slowly but steadily risen in popularity over the years. People continue to fall in love with its versatility, extreme intelligence and willingness to please.


2018 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. 2017 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
1. Labrador Retriever 1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog 2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever 3. Golden Retriever
4. French Bulldog 4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog 5. Bulldog
6. Beagle 6. Beagle
7. Poodle 7. Poodle
8. Rottweiler 8. Rottweiler
9. German Shorthaired Pointer 9. Yorkshire Terrier
10. Yorkshire Terrier 10. German Shorthaired Pointer