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The American Kennel Club released its annual report of the 10 most popular dog breeds in America today, and it confirms what we already knew: the Labrador retriever is practically the country’s mascot. For the love of puppies, here is the full list of top dogs.


1. Labrador Retriever

If Tom Hanks were a puppy, he'd be a lab. It's easy to see why America loves this kind, wise, strong and compassionate breed.

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2. German Shepherd

Hello, handsome. This breed has been stealing America's heart since 1908.

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3. Golden Retriever

We're sure these dogs make great pets in addition to great actors.


4. Bulldog

Just look at that face.


5. Beagle

This small dog is just begging to play a game of fetch.

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6. Yorkshire Terrier

We get why owners would want to dress up this sprite canine. But we beg you: please don't.

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7. Poodle

If this pup is good enough for Grace Kelly...


8. Boxer

This guy lives for human affection. And who wouldn't want to love on him?


9. French Bulldog

Meet Duke, PureWow's unofficial mascot. Like most Frenchies, he isn’t as interested in exercise as he is in charming everyone who sees him.


10. Rottweiler

Thanks to a certain fictional babysitting dog, the rottie has a lot to live up to.

See more playful pups on PureWow's Pinterest.

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