When you take a look at the list of the most popular dog breeds in America, what emerges is an epic battle between “big,” “tough,” and “adorable.” As we shall see, so far, the results of the battle are inconclusive:
The most popular dog breed of 2010 was the Labrador retriever; the second most popular breed was the German Shepard. Golden retrievers come in at number five, and Rottweilers just barely missed out on the top ten, squeaking in at number eleven. With so many large breeds of dog in the top ten most popular dogs, one thing is abundantly clear. We Americans like our dogs much as we like our SUVs: big.
If we can’t have our dogs big, then we usually prefer to have them tough. The boxer and the bulldog are neck and neck, with the boxer coming in at number seven and the bulldog coming in at number six. We clearly value an animal that can intimidate either through sheer size or by force of personality.
Of course, the list isn’t entirely comprised of hulking bruisers. People also really like cute dogs, with the Yorkshire terrier and the beagle coming in at third and fourth place, respectively. Dachshunds are also extremely popular, with their liquid eyes, silky ears, and adorable sausage-shaped torsos landing them in eighth place. Rounding out the top ten is the Shih Tzu, which has so much hair that it might be the most high-maintenance dog breed of all.
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