Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

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15. Doberman pinscher
> Popularity in 2021: 16/197
> Height: 24-28 inches
> Weight: 60-100 pounds
> Life expectancy: 10-12 years

This dog was first bred by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector who wanted a dog to protect him in his sometimes dangerous job. As well as being one of the smartest breeds, the Doberman often ranks highly in obedience and trainability. That makes it popular with police and military forces around the world.

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14. Cavalier King Charles spaniel
> Popularity in 2021: 15/197
> Height: 12-13 inches
> Weight: 13-18 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years

This breed has been popular since the days of England’s King Charles II in the 17th century. It is small for a spaniel and goes through its puppy stage slowly, staying frisky even when older. It also has big eyes and a big heart.

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13. Yorkshire Terrier
> Popularity in 2021: 13/197
> Height: 7-8 inches
> Weight: 7 pounds
> Life expectancy: 11-15 years

The Yorkshire terrier’s confidence and courage make it a good pet to keep in bustling cities, and those qualities have earned it the nickname “the tomboy toy.” It is also known for its beautiful silky coat, which has a texture similar to that of human hair. The Yorkshire terrier requires a lot of care and attention.

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12. Australian shepherd
> Popularity in 2021: 12/197
> Height: 18-23 inches
> Weight: 40-65 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years

The Australian shepherd is descended from the Pyrenean shepherd, a dog favored by the Basques who live in the mountains between France and Spain. Basque emigrants to Australia crossed that breed with collies to create the intelligent herding dog we know today.

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11. Pembroke Welsh corgi
> Popularity in 2021: 11/197
> Height: 10-12 inches
> Weight: 28-30 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-13 years

The Pembroke Welsh corgi is popular with English royalty as well as American pet owners – it was Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite. The corgi is a working dog, strong and athletic. And despite its little legs, it excels at many sports. The corgi is an easy pet to have, and its short coat needs little maintenance.

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