The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

Today, the American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds in the United States, and we've got the top 10 right here! The 2015 data shows that classic American favorites, like the German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, are still holding steady, but it also reveals that there's a new star on the rise: the French Bulldog.

Check out our gallery to see where in the rankings these breeds land, and which other celebrated canines make the top 10!

America's Top Dogs

Brindle Boxer

Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography

10. Boxer

While the Boxer is still very much beloved, his rank has declined in recent years. He was No. 6 in 2009 but fell to No. 7 in 2013, No. 8 in 2014 and now No. 10 in 2015.

Two Rottweilers in Grass

Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography

9. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler has seen the opposite trend — she's upwardly mobile! The Rottie rose from No. 13 in 2009 to her current rank of No. 9.

Poodle Laying on Carpet

Leesia Teh, Animal Photography

8. Poodle

The Poodle has been a member of the American Kennel Club for more than a century now — since 1887! According to the 2015 data, he is the No. 8 dog in America, down one spot from No. 7 the year before.

Yorkshire Terrier

Tara Gregg, Animal Photography

7. Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier may be little, but she's putting up a big fight to stay in the top 10. After spending two years at No. 6 in 2013 and 2014, she has dropped one slot to No. 7.

French Bulldog dog breed

Britta Jaschinski, Animal Photography

6. French Bulldog

And the award for the biggest mover and shaker this past year goes to: the French Bulldog! The fun Frenchie jumped an impressive three slots from No. 9 in 2014 to No. 6 in 2015 — surpassing the Boxer, Poodle and Yorkie. The French Bulldog has risen 32 spots over the past 10 years.

Two Beagles

Sam Clark, Animal Photography

5. Beagle

We bet the Beagle is looking over her shoulder for the French Bulldog, but for now, she's safe at No. 5.

Female Bulldog Smiling

Leesia Teh, Animal Photography

4. Bulldog

Slowly but surely, the Bulldog's star has been on the rise. He climbed from No. 7 in 2009 to No. 5 in 2013, and then in 2014 hopped to No. 4 — where he's currently maintaining.

Three Golden Retrievers Sitting Outdoors

Barbara O'Brien, Animal Photography

3. Golden Retriever

We bet you're not surprised to see the family favorite Golden Retriever on this list! Do you think it's her typically sunny disposition, friendly smile or impressive versatility that has her holding steady at No. 3?

German Shepherd Standing in Grass

Leesia Teh, Animal Photography

2. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd came to fame after World War I — thanks in large part to Rin Tin Tin and his devoted fans — and is still plenty popular almost a century later. According to the 2015 data, he continues to sit pretty at No. 2.

Labrador Retriever Running Outdoors in Grass

Anna Pozzi, Animal Photography

1. Labrador Retriever

Congratulations to the lovable Labrador Retriever, who has now extended her streak as America's most popular dog breed for a whopping 25th consecutive year. That's the longest reign of any No. 1 breed in the history of the American Kennel Club!

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