Most Popular Large Dogs in the USA

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The Labrador Retriever is ranked first among all dog breeds. This is owing to their exceptional, accommodating, and adaptable nature.

Labrador Retriever

Golden Retrievers are extremely people-oriented, affable, gregarious, and trustworthy, who also notes that they are devoted workers.

Golden Retriever

Currently, these dogs are the fourth most popular breed and are also employed as K-9s by the military and police.

German Shepherd

It is hardly surprising that the Poodle is so popular. Poodles are available in three sizes — regular, miniature, and toy — and can reach a height of 15 inches.


A well-bred and well-raised Rottweiler will be calm and self-assured, courageous, and a family protector.


Extremely bright and eager to please, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunting dog for tracking, pointing, and retrieving on land or water.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Those who adopt them should be prepared to be always on the go due to their great intelligence and want to herd everything.

Australian Shepherd

Although the Boxer was recognized by the AKC in 1904, it did not become popular in the United States until after World War II, when returning soldiers brought the dogs from Europe. 


The Doberman Pinscher is a legendary guard dog breed. They are swift, muscular, and towering in stature (24 to 28 inches).

Doberman Pinscher

Despite their imposing size, these canines make excellent family pets. They are kind and devoted house protectors.

Great Dane

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