Georgian shepherd
Georgian shepherd

50 Most Popular Dog Breeds, Ranked

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, there are a lot of factors and choices to consider. From rescues to purebreds and everything in between, there is a dog out there for everyone, and many need a loving home that they can call their own.


This list ranks the 50 most popular dog breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club. You can find the perfect pet here, based on your amount of physical activity, your living space, the size of your family and, most importantly, your personality. Which popular breeds are your favorite? 

50. Bloodhound

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loodhounds can follow scents over miles of terrain, which can make them difficult to walk, so you need to be as fit as your pup to keep up. This breed is otherwise easy-going, friendly and loyal.

They’re laid back and love kids and other animals. If you have a big family, this dog truly feels like it’s “the more the merrier.”

Bloodhound Summary

Bloodhound Overview

Temperament: Friendly, Independent, Inquisitive

Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)

Weight: 90-110 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

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