• #1
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Mixed Breed

Often hardy and always unique, mixed breed dogs continually top lists of the most popular dog types in America. There’s a mixed pup out there for just about everyone!
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  • #2
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Labrador Retriever

Labs are one of America’s most popular dog breeds. These high-spirited sporting dogs are perfect for people who love spending time outdoors swimming, jogging, or hunting.
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  • #3
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Golden Retriever

Intelligence and a friendly disposition make goldens one of America’s most popular dog breeds. These smart pups do well with obedience training and make great hunters.
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  • #4
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German Shepherd

Intelligent and protective, German Shepherds make loyal companions. These dogs bond well with their owners through physical activities like herding, tracking, and agility.
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  • #5
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Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a fairly new crossbreed that’s growing in popularity. They’re known for their teddy bear looks, low-shedding coats, and friendly personalities.
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  • #6
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Chihuahua

Looking for a lot of personality in a compact package? Adopt a Chihuahua! They’re ideal dogs for city dwellers, but require training to temper their “big dog” attitudes.
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  • #7
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Siberian Husky

Quite friendly and social, Siberian Husky dogs can make great family dogs. They do well with owners who can keep them busy and active on daily walks.
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  • #8
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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies are true terriers: funny, feisty, and braver than their size implies. Known as “the tomboy toy,” Yorkies are also quite affectionate and favorites of city-dwellers worldwide.
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  • #9
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American Pit Bull Terrier

With naturally gentle, loyal dispositions, Pit Bull Terriers can make great family pets. This breed responds well to training and are popular obedience and agility competitors.
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  • #10
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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are tireless partners and working dogs through and through. This incredibly smart breed makes an excellent companion for experienced dog owners.
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  • #11
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Dachshund

These spunky pups are full of personality. Ever curious and alert, Dachshunds are notoriously stubborn and require patience to train, though the results are totally worth it.
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  • #12
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Shih Tzu

Known as the “little lion dog,” the Shih Tzu is an outgoing and affectionate breed. Mischievous and playful, you’ll never have a dull moment with a Shih Tzu around!
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  • #13
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French Bulldog

Stocky like an English Bulldog but not as large, Frenchies are great for homes of all sizes. They don’t need a ton of exercise—nice walks and trips to the dog park work well.
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  • #14
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Boxer

Fun-loving and protective of their people, Boxers make great companions. Consider a boxer if you’re an active individual looking for a playful, high-energy dog.
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  • #15
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Labradoodle

A cross between a Poodle and a Labrador, the Labradoodle is somewhat hypoallergenic. Loyal, hardworking, and affectionate, these pups make great family pets.
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  • #16
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Beagle

With their pleading expressions and funny personalities, it’s hard to resist a Beagle. They make excellent hunting dogs and tend to be very loyal to their people.
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  • #17
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Maltese

Outgoing and affectionate, Maltese dogs make charming companions. Requiring only moderate exercise, these pups can be sweet, if at times stubborn, family pets.
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  • #18
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Poodle

From toy to standard sizes, Poodles are intelligent, athletic dogs. Bred originally as hunting dogs, these pups especially enjoy retrieving toys, swimming, and long walks or jogs.
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  • #19
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Miniature Schnauzer

The smallest of the three Schnauzer types, Miniature Schnauzers pack a lot of punch in a small body. They’re great for apartment life and enjoy lots of attention and playtime.
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  • #20
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Pomeranian

With their foxy faces and big dog attitudes, Poms command attention wherever they go. They’re also smarter than their cute appearance may imply, mastering tricks with ease.
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Resources for New Pet Parents

A overwhelming (and delightful) number of people adopted pets in the last year—whether it was because they had more time on their hands or simply wanted the company. For additional post-adoption support, we rounded up some of our most helpful articles, spanning dog training at home, products to buy and which pet health insurance is best for you.

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Tips For Alleviating Separation Anxiety

Many pet parents spent much of the last year at home, with their families, dogs and cats. It's only natural that pets—and their parents—might feel some anxiety with more time out of the house. We worked with experts to determine the best ways to alleviate separation anxiety in dogs through use of puzzle toys, routine recommendations and more.

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Head to the Rover Store for some of the best pet parent garb and show off how much you love your dog. This collection of items celebrates some of the most popular dog breeds from mixed breeds to Pitties. The store now includes pillows, mugs, tote bags, desk decor and more.

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Rover data from June 2021 includes the top 20 list of the most popular dog breeds across the U.S. as well as the top 5 trending dog breeds in 35 U.S. cities where the dog breeds outpaced the national rank in popularity within each city. Rover also conducted a survey via Pollfish in June 2021 of 1,000 U.S.-based dog parents.

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