The 20 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The United States

Did your best friend make the list?

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Dog lovers, perk up your ears. The just revealed the top breeds for 2015, and lots of favorite companions are back on top. Labs have been the number one pick for a quarter of a century, but there are also some surprises among the ranks. Chances are you know someone who's gotten a French Bulldog or Dachshund in the past year — and it's easy to see why. Those tiny pooches are pretty darn cute, and fun companions to boot.

Check out the first 20 breeds below, and head over to the .

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These friendly and active pups have held the the past 25 years in a row.

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These trusted companions often work as and because they're fiercely loyal to their main caretakers.

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This has starred on Full House, Air Bud, and Homeward Bound.

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A presidential pick, both Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding owned .

5 Beagles
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Curious and merry, beagles will follow their noses anywhere (and often into trouble).

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The smaller ancestor of the English Bulldog, has a but requires minimal exercise. It's no wonder the big-eared pooches are the top choice in New York, San Francisco, and Miami.

7 Yorkshire Terriers
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Yorkies became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian era, but they started off as vermin catchers in clothing mills.

8 Poodles
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They come in standard, miniature, and toy size varieties, but all poodles are considered one (extremely intelligent) breed. As for that fancy haircut, the "poodle clip" is designed to protect the joints and organs in cold water — even though most work as family dogs now.

9 Rottweilers
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Known as protective guardians, Rottweilers are also super loving and like to cuddle with their owners.

10 Boxers
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Boxers fittingly share a name with the human athletes — they can be super muscular and active.

11 German Shorthaired Pointers
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"GSPs" are known as great hunting and field dogs because of their intelligence and strong sense of smell.

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If you don't own a sled, huskies also make clever and outgoing .

13 Dachshunds
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Their somewhat silly-looking torsos do have a purpose — dachshund means "badger dog" in German, referring to their hunting past.

14 Doberman Pinschers
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Dobermans can be alert and protective guard dogs, but breeders have recently favored them as better family companions.

15 Great Danes
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Bigger can be better — this giant breed has been around for more than 400 years! When standing on their hind legs, Great Danes are taller than most people.

16 Miniature Schnauzers
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There are three schnauzer breeds, but the smallest variety is the most popular. Celebrities Bob Dole, Mary Tyler Moore, and Bruce Lee have all owned these friendly, bearded pups.

17 Australian Shepherds
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"Aussies" serve as hard-working herders, obedience dogs, and family companions.

18 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
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Both King Charles I and Charlotte York of Sex and the City owned these affectionate, gentle pets.

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"Lion dogs" were favorites of the Chinese court as far back as 618 A.D., and people still .

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Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 during her reign, and three of them even appeared in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony (they're easy to train!).

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