The Top Dog Breeds in America

Who’s America’s Top Dog? Healthy pet food brand Ollie found out recently.

Contrary to cultural notions where families have a golden retriever running in a picket-fenced backyard, the most common dog in America’s household is the chihuahua. After the chihuahua, the most popular breeds are the larger-sized labrador retriever, pit bull, and german shepherd. Rounding out the top 10 list of dog breeds is the siberian husky, which replaced the poodle in 2018.

Chihuahuas hold the number one rank in Southern cities, such as Dallas, Austin, Houston, Orlando, and Jacksonville, as well as coastal cities like Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco.

What does America’s Dog Household Look Like? 54% of U.S. households have a male dog, compared to 46% of female dogs. Across the country, male dogs are more popular with the sole exception of Jacksonville where gender equality lives (50% male dogs, 50% female dogs.)

Top 10 Dog Breeds in America

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Pit bull
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Yorkshire Terrier
  6. Shih Tzu
  7. French Bulldog
  8. Golden Retriever
  9. Dachshund
  10. Siberian Husky

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