America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds For 2020 Announced

Each year, Rover, the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, analyzes their database of over 1 million pet parents to figure out which dog breeds are most popular. America’s most popular dog breeds for 2020 were recently posted and some may surprise you.

The top five most popular dog breeds across the nation are mixed breed, Labrador retriever, Chihuahua, German shepherd, and golden retriever. We are hopeful that mixed breed means more rescue dogs.


The silver lining of the current global pandemic is that more people are fostering and adopting dogs as they spend more time at home. Maybe that contributed to mutts becoming the most popular breed this year.

While Labradors are a known favorite and have been for the past decade, it was nice to see boxers make the top 10.


Here are America’s top ten most popular dog breeds:

1. Mixed Breed
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Chihuahua
4. German Shepherd
5. Golden Retriever
6. Yorkshire Terrier
7. Shih-Tzu
8. Dachshund
9. Goldendoodle
10. Boxer

Rover broke down the most popular dog breeds even further and allow people to search the most popular dog breeds by choosing one of 50 U.S. cities. Did your favorite make the top five in your city?


Chicago’s Top Five Most Popular Dog Breeds:
1. Goldendoodle
2. Beagle
3. American Pit Bull Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
5. German Shepherd

Austin’s Top Five Most Popular Dog Breeds:
1. Miniature Schnauzer
2. Australian Cattle Dog
3. Australian Shepherd
4. Border Collie
5. Dachshund


Long Beach’s Top Five Most Popular Dog Breeds:
1. Maltese
2. Pomeranian
3. Poodle
4. Siberian Husky
5. French Bulldog


Colorado Springs’ Top Five Most Popular Dog Breeds:
1. Australian Cattle Dog
2. Great Dane
3. Australian Shepherd
4. Siberian Husky
5. Border Collie


While there is no bad dog breed, each has its own interesting traits. Shelters try to match up dogs and adopters not based on breeds, but personalities and lifestyles. For example, people that proudly call themselves couch potatoes should look for the same quality in a dog.


Rescue is and always will be our favorite breed. If you are looking to add a dog to the family, please head to your local shelter or animal rescue. There are countless purebred dogs and tons of mutts, which are the most popular breed this year.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.