5 Favorite Dog Breeds in America

1. Labrador Retriever

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  • Temperament:Friendly, Active, Outgoing
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 1 of 195
  • Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
  • Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Group: Sporting Group

2. German Shepherd

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  • Temperament:Confident, Courageous, Smart
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 2 of 195
  • Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
  • Weight: 65-90 pounds (male), 50-70 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
  • Group: Herding Group

3. Golden Retriever

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  • Temperament:Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 3 of 195
  • Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)
  • Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Group: Sporting Group

4. French Bulldog

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  • Temperament:Adaptable, Playful, Smart
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 4 of 195
  • Height: 11-13 inches
  • Weight: under 28 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Group: Non-Sporting Group 

5. Bulldog

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  • Temperament:Friendly, Courageous, Calm
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 5 of 195
  • Height: 14-15 inches
  • Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
  • Group: Non-Sporting Group

Source: American Kennel Club, 2018

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