These Are the Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2018—Did Your Pooch Make the List?

We’ve yet to meet a pup that we weren’t totally obsessed with. But it turns out that some are a little more popular than others (but all are totally adorable, of course). Here, the most searched-for dog breeds of the year, according to Google.

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Loving, social and generally super chill, these stocky four-legged friends are also great with kids and other pets.

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Labrador Retriever

Fun-loving and full of energy, we’re not surprised that these family-friendly dogs made the list.

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Golden Retriever

These furry pals are easy to train, incredibly friendly and very loyal.

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Highly intelligent, these frilly pups are also hypoallergenic, making them a great companion for allergy sufferers.

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French Bulldog

Proving that the best things come in tiny packages, these lovable pups are devoted, laid-back and great for smaller apartments.

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Australian Shepherd

Here’s a fun fact about this smart and high-energy breed: Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd originated in the western U.S.

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Cheerful and affectionate, these friendly pups like constant company.

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Calling all fans of children’s book Good Dog, Carl: Rotties are brave, loyal and confident.

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Australian Cattle Dog

Protective and obedient, these guys love feeling like they have a job to do thanks to their herding background.

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Shiba Inu

With their pointy noses and curly tails, you’d be forgiven for mistaken these fluff balls for foxes. And we totally get why they were trending this year—just look at that adorable face.

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