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Dog Breeds by Country 2024

1. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is the third most popular dog in the United States and is listed as the number one most popular breed in the world. It grows as tall as approximately 24-26 inches and lives seven to 10 years. It originates from Germany.

Popularity in Other Countries

Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan are more places that like German shepherds. Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Iraq and Afghanistan also have them.

2. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever weighs as much as 65-75 pounds and is the number two most popular dog in the world. In the U.S., the Golden Retriever is the number four most preferred dog as of 2020.

The Golden Retriever came from the United Kingdom, England and Scotland. This dog has a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years and grows to a maximum of approximately 22-24 inches high.

"Goldens" play well with children and other animals. They’re considered one of the most mild-mannered breeds.

Popularity in Other Countries

Colombia, Mongolia and Jordan are some other countries that enjoy Golden Retrievers. Burma and Cyprus also have them.

3. Labrador Retriever

As of 2022, the Labrador Retriever took the number one spot for the 31st consecutive year in the U.S. It’s the number three most popular dog in the world.

It usually lives about 10-12 years and grows up to about 23-24 inches high and usually weighs a maximum of 70-80 pounds. The Lab came from the United Kingdom and seems to love sports and play.

Popularity in Other Countries

This dog often went on fishing trips in Canada. Israel, Great Britain, Brazil and Sweden also cherish their playful Labs.

4. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler comes in at number eight of the top 10 preferred dog breeds in the United States. It’s also the number four most popular in the world. It typically weighs a maximum of 100-135 pounds and grows from 25 to 27 inches and originates from Germany.

The Rottweiler plays well and will remain loyal to its human companions. It also observes its area and protects its family but may sometimes be standoffish to people it doesn’t know.

Popularity in Other Countries

France seems to like the Rottweiler. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Botswana and Venezuela also appreciate them.

5. French Bulldog

It ranked the second most preferred dog breed in 2020 by the U.S. and number five in the world. This dog originates from France and usually lives about 10-12 years. It also grows to about 11 to 13 inches high and usually weighs between 16 and 25 pounds.

It typically doesn’t need much exercise or outdoor space. That makes it ideal for someone living in a one-bedroom apartment or small house.

Popularity in Other Countries

The United Kingdom seems fond of the French Bulldog. It’s also found in Australia, Rwanda and Thailand.

  • List may not include extinct or intermediate breeds such as Argentina's C�rdoba fighting dog, which was transformed by selective breeding into the Dogo Argentino.

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# of Dog Breeds
Breed Names
France60Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie, Anglo-Francais de Moyen Venerie, Ariege Hound, Ariege Pointer, Auvergne Pointer, Barbet, Basset Artesien Normand, Basset Bleu de Gascogne, Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Basset Hound, Beagle Harrier, Beauceron, Berger Picard, Billy, Blue de Gascogne, Blue Picardy Spaniel, Bourbonnais Pointer, Braque D'Auvergne, Braque Dupuy, Braque Francais, de Grande Taille, Briard, Briquette Griffon Vendeen, Brittany Spaniel, Clumber Spaniel, Dogue de Bordeaux, Epagneul Pont-Audemer, Francais Blanc Et Noir, French Tricolour Hound (Français tricolore ), French Bulldog, French Gascony Pointer, French Blanc et Orange Hound, French Pyrenean Pointer, French Spaniel, French White and Black Hound (Chien Francais Blanc et Noir), Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir, Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, Grand Gascon-Saintongeois, Grand Bleu de Gascogne, Grand Griffon Vendeen, Great Pyrenees, Griffon Bleu de Gascogne, Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, Griffon Nivernais, Levesque, Lowchen, Medium Griffon Vendeen, Miniature Poodle, Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, Picardy Shepherd, Poitevin, St. Germain Pointer, Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
United States38Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Alaskan Klee Kai, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, American Cocker Spaniel, American Eskimo Dog, American Foxhound, American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Staghound, American Toy Terrier, American Water Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Mouth Cur, Blue Lacy, Bluetick Coonhound, Boston Terrier, Boykin Spaniel, Carolina Dog, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chinook, Hawaiian Poi Dog, King Shepherd, Kyi Leo, Majestic Tree Hound, Miniature Australian Shepherd, Mountain Cur, North American Shepherd, Olde English Bulldogge, Ori Pei, Plott Hound, Redbone Coonhound, Redtick Coonhound, Shiloh Shepherd, Teddy Roosevelt Terrier, Tennessee Treeing Brindle, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Trigg Hound
Germany34Affenpinscher, Bavarian Mountain Hound, Boxer, Corded Poodle, Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher, Eurasier, German Hunt Terrier, German Shepherd, German Pinscher, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Spitz, German Spaniel, German Wirehaired Pointer, German Wolfspitz, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Hanoverian Hound, Harlequin Pinscher, Hovawart, Jagdterrier, Kromfohrlander, Large Munsterlander, Leonberger, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Pudelpointer, Rottweiler, Small Munsterlander, Standard Schnauzer, Stichelhaar, Weimaraner, Westphalian Dachsbracke
Switzerland22Appenzeller Sennenhund, Berger Blanc Suisse (White Swiss Shepherd Dog), Bernese Hound, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bruno Jura Hound, Entlebucher, Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Hubert Hound, Lucernese Hound, Niederlaufhunds, Saint Bernard, Saint Hubert Jura Hound, Schwyz Hound, Schwyzer Laufhund, Small Coarse-Haired Bernese Hound, Small Lucerne Hound, Small Schwyz Hound, Small Smooth-Haired Bernese Hound, Small Jura Hound, Small Swiss Hound, Swiss Hound
Russia16Aftscharka, Black Russian Terrier, Borzoi, Caucasian Ovtcharka, East Siberian Laika, Hauling Laika, Lithuanian Hound, Moscow Longhaired Toy Terrier, Russian Harlequin Hound, Russian Hound, Russian Spaniel, Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, Samoyed, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tchiorny Terrier, West Siberian Laika
Japan14Ainu Dog, Hokkaido, Japanese Chin, Japanese Akita, Japanese American Akita, Japanese Spitz, Japanese Terrier, Kishu, Poong San, Sapsal, Shanshu Dog, Shiba Inu, Shikoku, Tosa
Sweden14Danish-Swedish Farmdog, Drever, Gotland Hound, Hälleforshund, Hamilton Hound, Jämthund, Norrbottenspets, Schiller Hound, Smaland Hound, Swedish Alghund, Swedish Elkhound, Swedish Lapphund, Swedish Vallhund, Swedish White Elkhound
Italy13Bergamasco, Bolognese, Bracco Italiano, Cane Corso, Cirneco dell'Etna, Italian Greyhound, Italian Pointer, Lagotto Romagnolo, Maremma Sheepdog, Neapolitan Mastiff, Spinone Italiano, Segugio Italiano, Volpino
Spain12Catalonian Sheepdog, Dogo Canario, Havanese, Majorca Shepherd Dog, Perro de Agua Espanol, Pyrenean Mastiff, Spanish Greyhound, Spanish Hound, Spanish Mastiff, Spanish Pointer, Spanish Water Dog
Netherlands12Drentsch Partridge Dog, Dutch Partridge Terrier, Dutch Schapendoes, Dutch Shepherd Dog, Dutch Smoushond, Dutch Spaniel, Keeshond, Kooikerhondje, Saarloos Wolfdog, Stabyhoun
Portugal10Alentejo Mastiff, Cao de Castro Laboreiro, Câo Fila de Sâo Miguel, Podengo Portugueso Grande, Podengo Portugueso Medio, Podengo Portugueso Pequeno, Portuguese Cattle Dog, Portuguese Pointer, Portuguese Watch Dog, Portuguese Water Dog
Ireland9Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Beagle, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Belgium8Ardennes Cattle Dog, Belgian Groenendael, Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervueren, Bloodhound (Chien de Saint-Hubert ), Brussels Griffon, Schipperke
Australia7Australian Kelpie, Australian Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Bouvier des Flandres, Australian Dingo, Silky Terrier, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Hungary7Hungarian Greyhound, Komondor, Kuvasz, Mudi, Puli, Pumi, Vizsla
Norway7Black Norwegian Elkhound, Dunker, Haldenstovare, Hygenhund, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Lundehund
China6Chinese Crested, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu
Poland6Polish Greyhound, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Polish Hound, Polish Mountain Sheepdog, Polski Owczarek Nizinny, Tatra Shepherd Dog
Canada5Eskimo Dog, Landseer Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Tahltan Bear Dog
Austria5Alpine Dachsbracke, Austrian Black and Tan Hound, Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher, Styrian Rough-Haired Mountain Hound, Tyrolean Hound
India4Banjara Greyhound, Himalayan Sheepdog, Mahratta Greyhound, Rampur Greyhound
Mexico4Chihuahua, Miniature Mexican Hairless, Standard Mexican Hairless, Toy Mexican Hairless
Denmark4Broholmer, Old Danish Bird Dog, Hertha Pointer, Strellufstover
Slovakia4Slovakian Chuvach, Slovakian Hound, Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog, Slovakian Wolfdog
Croatia4Dalmatian (Dalmatinac), Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic (Istrian short-haired Hound), Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic (Istrian coarse-haired Hound), Posavski Gonic (Posavaz Hound)
Brazil3Fila Brasiliero, Rastreador Brasileiro, Brazilian Terrier (Terrier Brasileiro}
Turkey3Akbash Dog, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Tazi
Argentina3Argentine Pila, Dogo Argentino, Pampas Deerhound
Romania3Ciobanesc Romanesc Carpatin (Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog), Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic (Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog), Rumanian Sheepdog
Finland3Finnish Lapphund, Finnish Hound, Finnish Spitz
Montenegro3Crnogorski Planinski Gonic (Montenegrin Mountain Hound), Srpski Trobojni Gonic (Serbian Tricolour Hound), Srpski Gonic (Serbian Hound)
South Africa2Rhodesian Ridgeback, South African Boerboel
Afghanistan2Afghan, Aryan Molossus
Peru2Inca Hairless Dog, Peruvian Inca Orchid
Greece2Greek Sheepdog, Hellenic Hound
Georgia2Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Georgian Shepherd
Indonesia1Kintamani Dog
Thailand1Thai Ridgeback
Madagascar1Coton de Tulear
Taiwan1Taiwan Dog
Israel1Canaan Dog
New Zealand1New Zealand Huntaway
Uruguay1Cimarrón Uruguayo (Uruguayan Cimarron)
Slovenia1Karst Shepherd (Kraski Ovcar)
North Macedonia1Illyrian Sheepdog
Greenland1Greenland Dog
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What country has the most dog breeds?

With 38 popular dog breeds, the United States is the country that has the most variety of breeds when it comes to dogs.

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