Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

Source: LexiTheMonster / iStock via Getty Images

35. Pug
> Popularity in 2021: 33/197
> Height: 10-13 inches
> Weight: 14-18 pounds
> Life expectancy: 13-15 years


Pugs have a lot of personality in a small package, and they like attention and affection. They are intuitive dogs and sensitive to the moods of their owners, which makes them good companions. They can be strong-willed but are not aggressive. They like to play with children, but some supervision may be needed.

Source: mpikula / E+ via Getty Images

34. Chihuahua
> Popularity in 2021: 37/197
> Height: 5-8 inches
> Weight: 6-16 pounds
> Life expectancy: 14-16 years

Originating in the Mexican state for which they’re named, these dogs are intelligent, loyal, and loving – but they are distrustful of strangers. Because they were bred for a warm climate, they don’t do well in the cold. Their tiny size makes them easy to carry around.

Source: Tomas Maracek / Getty Images

33. Vizsla
> Popularity in 2021: 32/197
> Height: 21-24 inches
> Weight: 44-60 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-14 years

Also referred to as the Hungarian pointer, the Vizsla may trace its origins back over 1,000 years. There are depictions of Vizsla being used as hunting dogs from the early 10th century, when Magyar tribes invaded Central Europe.

Source: r3dsnake / iStock via Getty Images

32. Belgian Malinois
> Popularity in 2021: 36/197
> Height: 22-26 inches
> Weight: 40-80 pounds
> Life expectancy: 14-16 years

The Belgian Malinois originated around the city of Malines (or Mechelen), and is one of four closely related breeds of Belgian herding dogs. It’s hard-working, proud, alert, and intelligent, and needs a lot of exercise.

Source: ucpage / iStock via Getty Images

31. Miniature American shepherd
> Popularity in 2021: 30/197
> Height: 13-18 inches
> Weight: 20-40 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-13 years

The miniature American shepherd was developed in California in the 1960s and was originally called the miniature Australian shepherd. It has been used to herd small stock such as sheep and goats, and its own small size and temperament makes it a good household pet and travel companion.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.