Americans today have more than 70 million domestic dogs in their homes, and more than two-thirds of American households have at least one dog. Of the top 10 most popular breeds in the USA, 5 breeds are of German origin, the rest are of British and Canadian roots. In general, Americans prefer large dogs, the vast majority of which are European.
Labrador is of Canadian origin. This breed around the world is considered an exemplary family dog, perfectly combined with children, intelligent and striving to please its owner.
Golden retrievers were officially recognized by the American Dog Club in 1925. Before this, the breed was relatively rare in the United States, although in the UK it was already extremely popular then. A joyful golden retriever and his reckless and pleasant character make him a favorite among many American dog lovers.
The German Shepherd is of Germanic origin and has a volatile history in America. After the First World War, its popularity declined significantly. But after that, thanks to the media and developed intelligence, the breed’s popularity began to grow again.
This is a typical British breed that loves children, has unlimited affection for not wanting anything more than being close to the owner. Although the bulldog was originally bred for bullying bulls, its aggressive character traits completely smoothed over several generations.
Beagles are the most popular hounds in America. Although the exact origin of the beagle is still not known, the breed first appeared in England in the Middle Ages. The breed is designed to track burrowing animals by smell. Charming, flexible ears help the beagle catch the smell, collecting it around his head when his nose is tilted to the ground.
One of the few popular decorative dogs in America. York, although tiny, has a strong character. The popularity of these dogs is far from stellar, but they have a whole army of fans who provide the breed with a stable place in the top ten for many years to come.