Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen the number of dog owners increase by nearly eight percent. But it’s not just in the UK that people have been rushing to buy a new puppy – dog ownership has skyrocketed all over the world.
In the United States, the country with the most dogs with nearly 80 million pet puppies, demand has increased so much that many shelters have been completely emptied of their animals.
And demand for rescue dogs and puppies remains high, with the average price of some breeds nearly tripling in just over a year. With 215 different pedigree breeds, as well as many popular crosses, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to selecting the perfect dog.
But some remain rarer in parks than others, according to figures from the American Kennel Club. Here are the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States in 2020.