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Top 100 Most Popular Puppies Adopted by Owners



Petland Raleigh has over 30 different breeds to adopt in person! Here are the most popular puppy breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC) registration statistics for 2021, listed from one to 100:

1 Labrador Retriever

2 French Bulldog

3 German Shepherd Dog

4 Golden Retriever

5 Bulldog

6 Poodle

7 Dachshund

8 Australian Shepherd

9 Rottweiler

10 Boxer

11 Siberian Husky

12 Doberman Pinscher

13 Bernese Mountain Dog

14 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

15 Shih Tzu

16 Great Dane

17 Miniature Schnauzer

18 Boston Terrier

19 Brittany

20 Weimaraner

21 Pembroke Welsh Corgi

22 Dalmatian

23 English Springer Spaniel

24 West Highland White Terrier

25 Bichon Frise

26 Border Collie

27 Chinese Shar-Pei

28 Bull Terrier

29 Havanese

30 Alaskan Malamute

31 Rhodesian Ridgeback

32 Australian Cattle Dog

33 Scottish Terrier

34 Akita

35 Cane Corso

36 Bloodhound

37 Shetland Sheepdog

38 Whippet

39 Newfoundland

40 Irish Setter

41 Jack Russell Terrier

42 Chesapeake Bay Retriever

43 Staffordshire Bull Terrier

44 Bullmastiff

45 Vizsla

46 Lhasa Apso

47 Portuguese Water Dog

48 Saint Bernard

49 Basenji

50 Belgian Malinois

51 American Staffordshire Terrier

52 Miniature Pinscher

53 English Bulldog

54 Irish Wolfhound

55 Collie

56 Welsh Springer Spaniel

57 Greyhound

58 Italian Greyhound

59 Borzoi

60 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

61 Cocker Spaniel

62 Pomeranian

63 Samoyed

64 Shar-Pei

65 Bull Terrier (Miniature)

66 Border Terrier

67 Norwich Terrier

68 Airedale Terrier

69 Irish Terrier

70 Giant Schnauzer

71 Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

72 Standard Schnauzer

73 Afghan Hound

74 Brussels Griffon

75 Tibetan Terrier

76 Chow Chow

77 American Eskimo Dog

78 Yorkshire Terrier

79 English Cocker Spaniel

80 Bearded Collie

81 Cairn Terrier

82 Finnish Lapphund

83 Black and Tan Coonhound

84 Gordon Setter

85 Old English Sheepdog

86 Finnish Spitz

87 Keeshond

88 Saluki

89 Leonberger

90 Ibizan Hound

91 Afghan Hound

92 Silky Terrier

93 Chinese Crested

94 Pharaoh Hound

95 Sealyham Terrier

96 Scottish Deerhound

97 Clumber Spaniel

98 Harrier

99 Toy Fox Terrier

100 Pyrenean Shepherd


Please note that this ranking may vary depending on location and other factors and that popularity does not necessarily indicate the suitability of a breed for everyone. It is essential to research and carefully consider the needs and characteristics of a breed before getting a puppy.

Find a puppy that fits your lifestyle! Puppies shouldn't be adopted online.

We have many different breeds, including small dog breeds and hypoallergenic dogs.

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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