Popular Dog Breeds

There are hundreds of purebred breeds of dogs that live in the US. In addition, there are countless hybrid dogs and mixed breeds. According to the American Kennel Association (AKC), the following ten dog breeds were the most popular breeds in the United States for 2010:

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. German Shepherds
  3. Yorkshire Terriers
  4. Beagles
  5. Golden Retrievers
  6. Bulldogs
  7. Boxers
  8. Dachshunds
  9. Poodles
  10. Shih Tzu

Although it would seem that all dogs may be the same when it comes to walking, it’s not true. Dog walkers will have to tailor their walks specific to your dogs’ breed. Some dogs need to have more leash, and others need to be more tightly controlled, especially if the dog will be walked in a pack or be around other dogs.

If your dog has special needs or requirements, be sure to let your dog walker know about them before going off for the day.