Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

English Cocker Spaniel

No dog has more luscious locks than an English cocker spaniel. Even Pantene would be proud.

Portuguese Water Dog

Curly-haired water dogs, great fishing companions. Love water play. Discover 15 amazing life lessons from your dog.

St. Bernard

Back in the '90s, Beethoven stole our hearts. And now, everyone wants one of these gentle giants in their own family.


Akitas: Majestic with ancient Japanese lineage. Discover 27 precious photos of dogs and babies that melt hearts.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Wiry, waterproof coat, friendly attitude like all retrievers.

Shiba Inu

The Shiba is Japan's most popular pooch, and they have quickly become beloved in America, too. Just look at that happy smile!

Bichon Frise

Bichons Frises look like little cotton puffs thanks to their fluffy fur. They especially love to strut their stuff at the groomer.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks: Named for distinctive ridge of backward-growing hair along their spines. African origin, tracking dogs, fast and powerful runners, playful companions.

Belgian Malinoi

You'll want to be best friends with a Mal; these loyal pups love to be around people.


The Sphinx may appear hairless, but it is a loving and cuddly companion. This breed thrives on companionship, being friendly, intelligent, and outgoing.


Lassie is one of the first—and most famous—furry friends to break into pop culture. And now, you could take this long-haired herder home with you too.

Basset Hound

You could spot a Basset from a mile away thanks to their big, floppy ears that basically brush the ground.