New study reveals top 8 U.S. dog breeds

French Bulldogs finish eighth. These canines, called Frenchies, have bat-like ears and beautiful, wrinkly cheeks.

"The Shih Tzu, also known as a little lion or lion dog, is a unique and popular toy dog breed," explains Rover.

Chihuahuas are ideal for bagging. Big-hearted but low-energy, these faithful dogs are loyal.


German shepherds, famous search dogs, are loyal and active.

Golden retrievers rank fourth due to their friendliness and intelligence.

Goldendoodle © Best Life This adorable and cuddly mix of golden retriever and poodle ranks third.

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