What are the most popular dog breeds in SF? AKC releases annual list

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There's a lot of love for the Labrador retriever!

The American Kennel Club released its 2021 list of the most popular dogs. For the 31st year in a row, Labs tops the national list. It's also the top dog in San Francisco.

The family-friendly pooch is known for its outgoing personality and eager-to-please attitude.

Top 5 most popular dog breeds in the United States:

  • Labrador retriever
  • French bulldog
  • Golden retriever
  • German shepherd
  • Poodle


  • Top 5 most popular dog breeds in San Francisco:



  • Labrador retriever
  • Golden retriever
  • German Shepherd
  • French Bulldog
  • Poodle


  • The AKC maintains an annual list of the most-popular breeds based on registrations.



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