PUPPIES! The 10 Most Popular Dogs In America

Sometimes, it feels like life is just one big popularity contest. That's because it is. Especially when you're a dog. Our pups feel pressure to be the most-sniffed at the park, the best-behaved at obedience class...the list goes on. While each dog is beautiful in his or her own furry way, clearly America feels particular towards a certain set of breeds.
The American Kennel Club just released its annual list of the most popular dogs, and it reads like a "Who's Who" of, well, retrievers. For the 23rd year in a row, the Labrador Retriever won the top spot of all the Fidos in all the towns in all the United States. The runners-up are pretty predictable, too. In short, it's tough out there for a mutt (or a Lhasa Apso).
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The Labrador Retriever: Basically the quarterback of the dog world — reliable, popular, has a hot girlfriend.
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The German Shepard: Not just a police dog...but also a very good police dog, if/when a police dog is needed.
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The Golden Retriever: Résumé includes retrieving, swimming, retrieving, frisbee, and retrieving frisbees whilst swimming.
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The Beagle: This guy probably just ate your shoe, your purse, and your favorite sweater, but look at his tiny faaaace.
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The Bulldog: Perfect for owners who like to entertain themselves by going, "Why so sad, little man? Why is your little nose so wrinkle-y?"
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The Yorkshire Terrier, a.k.a. the tiny backpack of dogs.
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The Boxer: Will show up to your house after a long night of drinking, bring you bacon and eggs, straighten up your apartment, and try to get you to do it all over again.
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The Poodle: Making you feel bad for your own grooming habits since the invention of the Poodle.
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The Rottweiler: A little scary, but a good Rott is a great friend. Also, he has eyebrows.
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The Dachshund: Pro Tip: Whenever you see one on the street, loudly proclaim, "LOOK! IT'S ONE OF THEM FANCY LONGDOGS!"
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