15 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The US

20 Most Popular Dog Breeds
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With so many different dog breeds to choose from, it can be difficult for those looking to get a dog to decide which one to go for. You have to take a huge number of factors into consideration, such as your household, what size dog you want, and how high maintenance a particular breed is.

If you’re looking for a helping hand to make your decision, it might be worth casting your eyes over some of the most popular dog breeds in the United States.

15. American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is a powerful, athletic short-coated dog, strongly muscled, and well boned. powerful, agile, confident dog with a large head and powerful jaws.

The American Bulldog is a gentle, loving family companion who is fearless enough to face an angry bull or a human intruder.

The original American Bulldogs were not only used in the bloody sport of bull bating, but also by small farmers and ranchers who used them as all-around working dogs for many tasks including as guards and for hunting bear, wild boar, raccoon and squirrel.

The American version of the Bulldog has longer legs, is faster and has better agility than the English show dog. The dog’s stamina, protectiveness, intelligence and working abilities make him a prized worker for farmers. They can be trained to drive cattle and guard stock from predators.

The American Bulldog is affectionate toward children if properly trained and socialized. It can be somewhat standoffish or aggressive around strangers.

Because they were originally bred to bring down bulls and other livestock, American Bulldogs have a strong aggressive instinct with other animals. They should be properly socialized when young.