A listing of the most popular dog breeds can bring about ardent debates over which dogs do and do not belong. Let a list include the breed that bit you when you were a small child and you are outraged, or worse, let the list snub your current wubsie and that does it, you want to write an angry letter. To be fair, you must consider the source of the list, and what the criteria were for it. For instance, the AKC kennel association shows its top one hundred dog breed listing based on the number of each breed that is registered with them. They do not declare one breed better than others for the sake of this list; they simply list how many of the breeds are accounted for.
If you search the words “most popular dog breeds” on the web, you will find a large number of listings- from the different categories of dogs and the breeds within them, to the most popular dog breeds for families with children. Narrow down what exactly you are looking for and that should help quite a bit. Perhaps you want to know what the most popular toy dog breeds are, or the most popular hunting dog breeds. Either way, you will be able to pull up the right list and see exactly where your favorite dog breed places.
Everyone has their favorite and least favorite dog breed. It does not matter how or why they came to their conclusions, they just have and that’s that. For them, there is no convincing them that the husky is a perfectly fine dog, if it is handled properly, or that the Yorkie can sometimes be more trouble than they are really worth. Some people will dismiss entire breeds of dogs simply based on what they know about one representative of the club, a practice that is not fair, by the way. Dog breeds gain and lose popularity based on many things, including movies that feature them, or which breed is winning at the major dog shows. But, regardless of all of that, there are some dog breeds that make it to the tops of nearly every list, the diehard favorites that people flock to, year after year. Those breeds include: the Labrador retriever, the Golden Retriever, the Beagle, the Yorkshire Terrier, and the Poodle.
Of course there are the so-called designer dogs- the mixed breed dogs that hopefully get the best of both worlds. Popular mixes are: the Puggle, a mix of the ever–popular Pug and the Beagle, the Labradoodle, a mix of a Lab and a Poodle and the Cockapoo, a mix of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. These dogs are not registered, but still very popular, as evidenced by their steadily growing numbers.