Wednesday, October 18, 2017

America’s Most and Least Adoptable Dogs

With the 11th year on the record, it’s not secret for pet lovers that Labrador Retriever is America’s most adoptable dog. In 2017, AKC once again ranked this breed as the most popular canine in the US, with German Shepherd and Golden Retriever trailing close behind, while the rankings for many other breeds have changed and continue to switch places every year.

However, no matter their popularity, some of these breeds are so prevalent that they still rank as the least adoptable dogs according to rescue organizations. For example, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are known to be very common in animal shelters due to the public’s perception of these breeds, but the rankings do not reflect the reality of adoption of these breeds.

One common type of the bully breed – Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier – was ranked as 80th most popular this year, while Chihuahuas are high up at the 30th position. Both breeds are often found in shelters and the staff says that they will be the last to get adopted. Top Dog Tips has put together an infographic of the most popular breeds in America in 2017, and how they all fair against each other. Take a look at it below and maybe consider some of the breeds from the bottom as your next rescue pet.
188 America's Most Popular Dogs [Infographic]
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About the Author:
Hello, dog lovers! My name's Samantha Randall, and I'm a professional writer and animal lover based in Bradford, ME. I'm an Editor-in-Chief here at Top Dog Tips with a mission to bring you the best possible advice on how to care for dogs and their health, publish tips and guides on canine nutrition and dog supplies from many different canine experts through our interviews, editorials and collaborations.

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