Most Popular Dog Breeds, Ranked

Bloodhound

Bloodhounds: Exceptional scent trackers, need active owners to keep up. Easy-going, loyal, and great with kids and other pets. Perfect for big families.

Bloodhound Summary

Temperament: Friendly, Independent, Inquisitive. Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female). Weight: 90-110 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female). Life Expectancy: 10-12 years.

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

These active, smart dogs are extroverts and crave attention. If you’re thinking of getting one, it’s best not to leave them alone for too long,

Saint Bernard

Yes, they’re massive, and they have a long-standing reputation for rescuing stranded travelers in snowy climates, but for all their power,

Saint Bernard Summary

Temperament: Friendly, Independent, Inquisitive. Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female). Weight: 90-110 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female). Life Expectancy: 10-12 years.

Akita

This big, bulky dog is an imposing guard dog with a quiet presence. Early socialization and training are essential for them, as they can be intolerant of other animals.

Akita Summary

This big, bulky dog is an imposing guard dog with a quiet presence. Early socialization and training are essential for them, as they can be intolerant of other animals.

Bichon Frise

Bichons are perfect companions for kids and other animals. Their small size makes them suitable for small apartments and city living, and they confidently adapt to any situation.

Bichon Frise Summary

Temperament: Playful, Curious, Peppy Height: 9.5-11.5 inches Weight: 12-18 pounds Life Expectancy: 14-15 years

Shiba Inu

This Japanese breed has been featured in many memes and continues to grow in popularity. Alert, expressive, and highly intelligent, these sturdy pups are bold, confident.

Shiba Inu Summary

Temperament: Alert, Active, Attentive Height: 14.5-16.5 inches (male), 13.5-15.5 inches (female) Weight: 23 pounds (male), 17 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 13-16 years