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American Kennel Club Top 31, Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

#31 The Maltese

Maltese For such a small dog, the Maltese has an incredible history, dating back to approximately 500 BC. For instance, archaeologists have found references to a Maltese-type dog on a …

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#30 The Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels The Cocker Spaniel is a small hunting dog originally used for hunting the Eurasian woodcock in the United Kingdom. Closely related to Field and Springer Spaniels, the only …

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#29 The Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs Although the Bernese Mountain Dog was developed in the Swiss Alps, it is likely a Molosser dog, meaning its origins can be traced to the ancient Roman …

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#28 The Chihuahua

Chihuahuas The history of this quintessential South American dog is not entirely clear, but archeologists agree that the Chihuahua likely originated in the region of Mexico that bears the dog’s …

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#27 The English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels True to the majority of dogs that have roots in Europe, the English Springer Spaniel was primarily used as a hunting dog, known for its superior ability …

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#26 The Brittany

Brittanys Although Brittanys are often considered to be spaniels, they are more similar to pointers or setters, which led to the dropping of “spaniel” from their name in the 1980’s.  …

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