The Most Popular Large Dog Breeds in the United States

Labrador Retriever

Of all dog breeds, Labrador retrievers come in second. This is a result of their amazing, amiable, and adaptable nature. "It's a breed that can adjust to the circumstances

Golden Retriever

Why is the golden retriever the third most popular breed of dog? According to DiNardo, "golden retrievers are very people-oriented, friendly, sociable, and trustworthy,"

German Shepherd

The German shepherd comes next. "They are considered to be one of the most intelligent breeds and have a great ability to ignore distractions and focus on the work at hand,"


It makes sense that poodles are so well-liked. There are three sizes of poodles: standard, miniature, and toy. Furthermore, despite being non-athletic canines


Rottweilers make strong friends. "Rottweilers are intelligent, compassionate animals despite the outdated generalization that they are aggressive dogs," DiNardo asserts.

German Shorthaired Pointer

The ideal companion for an athlete is a German shorthaired pointer. "Extremely intelligent and willing to please, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunting dog for trailing

Australian Shepherd

Australian shepherds frequently labor on ranches and herd cows, so they are accustomed to farm life. Adopters need to be ready for constant movement because of their great intelligence


The boxer did not become well-known in the United States until after World War II, when returning soldiers brought the dogs back from Europe, despite the breed's 1904 AKC recognition.