Labs are the king of popular dog breeds, but don't feel bad if you don't have that type of dog, we've got your list of the top 10 dog breeds. See if yours made the list.

As a dog owner myself, I can personally tell you that labs are an exceptional animal. Take a look for yourself at our 2 dogs and how happy they naturally are. Who doesn't like to post videos of their dogs (above)! Gracie, our lab/golden mix is always that happy. It's not surprising that labs and goldens are in the top 3 on the list. Maddie, our lab/beagle mix is also a very loving dog...both of them are rescue dogs from a shelter, which I highly recommend if you are ever looking to adopt a dog.

The American Kennel Club puts out their list every year of the most popular dog breeds, and for the last 26 years, Labrador Retrievers have taken the top spot. Here's the top 10 list:

  1. Retrievers (Labrador)
  2. German Shepherds
  3. Retrievers (Golden)
  4. Bulldogs
  5. Beagles
  6. French Bulldogs
  7. Poodles
  8. Rottweilers
  9. Yorkshire Terriers
  10. Boxers

Dog ownership isn't for everyone though. It's very similar to having a child, where you need to give them constant attention that includes: feeding, bathroom breaks every few hours, vet checks, training, etc. Taking vacations can be interesting too, especially if you aren't lucky enough to have friends or family around that can watch the dog(s) while you're gone. Regardless, dog ownership is awesome and brings happiness into your home. I highly recommend it for responsible people.

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