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#35. Cane Corso
AKC Popularity – 2015: 35
AKC Popularity – 2014: 48
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,750
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane di Macellaio less
#35. Cane Corso
AKC Popularity – 2015: 35
AKC Popularity – 2014: 48
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,750
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane di ... more

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#34. Weimaraner
AKC Popularity – 2015: 34
AKC Popularity – 2014: 35
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost less

#34. Weimaraner
AKC Popularity – 2015: 34
AKC Popularity – 2014: 35
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost

Photo: Dru Nadler

#33. Pug
AKC Popularity – 2015: 33
AKC Popularity – 2014: 33
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $350
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff, Mops, Carlin less
#33. Pug
AKC Popularity – 2015: 33
AKC Popularity – 2014: 33
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $350
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff, ... more

Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media

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#32. Vizsla
AKC Popularity – 2015: 32
AKC Popularity – 2014: 34
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $950
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Drotszoru Magyar Vizsla less
#32. Vizsla
AKC Popularity – 2015: 32
AKC Popularity – 2014: 34
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $950
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian ... more

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#31. Maltese
AKC Popularity – 2015: 31
AKC Popularity – 2014: 29
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Maltese Dog less

#31. Maltese
AKC Popularity – 2015: 31
AKC Popularity – 2014: 29
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Maltese Dog

Photo: Bob Luckey Jr., Hearst Connecticut Media

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#30. Cocker Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 30
AKC Popularity – 2014: 30
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): American Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker less
#30. Cocker Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 30
AKC Popularity – 2014: 30
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): American Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry ... more

Photo: Andrew Burton, Getty Images

#29. Bernese Mountain Dog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 29
AKC Popularity – 2014: 32
Average Life Expectancy: 8 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner less
#29. Bernese Mountain Dog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 29
AKC Popularity – 2014: 32
Average Life Expectancy: 8 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle ... more

Photo: Jason Rearick

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#28. Chihuahua
AKC Popularity – 2015: 28
AKC Popularity – 2014: 24
Average Life Expectancy: 16 years
Puppy Price: $650
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): None less

#28. Chihuahua
AKC Popularity – 2015: 28
AKC Popularity – 2014: 24
Average Life Expectancy: 16 years
Puppy Price: $650
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): None

Photo: Gary Coronado, Staff

#27. English Springer Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 27
AKC Popularity – 2014: 28
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $600
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Springer Spaniel less

#27. English Springer Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 27
AKC Popularity – 2014: 28
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $600
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Springer Spaniel

Photo: File Photo, Lindsay Perry

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#26. Brittany
AKC Popularity – 2015: 26
AKC Popularity – 2014: 27
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref less
#26. Brittany
AKC Popularity – 2015: 26
AKC Popularity – 2014: 27
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American ... more

Photo: Keith Barraclough, Photo By Keith Barraclough

#25. Mastiff
AKC Popularity – 2015: 25
AKC Popularity – 2014: 26
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff less

#25. Mastiff
AKC Popularity – 2015: 25
AKC Popularity – 2014: 26
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff

Photo: Chris Preovolos

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#24. Havanese
AKC Popularity – 2015: 24
AKC Popularity – 2014: 25
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer less
#24. Havanese
AKC Popularity – 2015: 24
AKC Popularity – 2014: 25
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon ... more

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#23. Shetland Sheepdog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 23
AKC Popularity – 2014: 21
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $906
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie (obsolete), Dwarf Scotch Shepherd (obsolete), Toonie Dog (obsolete), Sheltie less
#23. Shetland Sheepdog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 23
AKC Popularity – 2014: 21
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $906
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Miniature Collie, Shetland Collie ... more

Photo: Jarret Liotta

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#22. Boston Terrier
AKC Popularity – 2015: 22
AKC Popularity – 2014: 23
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen less
#22. Boston Terrier
AKC Popularity – 2015: 22
AKC Popularity – 2014: 23
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, ... more

Photo: H John Voorhees III

#21. Pomeranian
AKC Popularity – 2015: 21
AKC Popularity – 2014: 20
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers less
#21. Pomeranian
AKC Popularity – 2015: 21
AKC Popularity – 2014: 20
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $700
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz ... more

Photo: Bob Luckey

#20. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
AKC Popularity – 2015: 20
AKC Popularity – 2014: 22
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi less

#20. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
AKC Popularity – 2015: 20
AKC Popularity – 2014: 22
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi

Photo: Kathleen O'Rourke

#19. Shih Tzu
AKC Popularity – 2015: 19
AKC Popularity – 2014: 17
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $925
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog less

#19. Shih Tzu
AKC Popularity – 2015: 19
AKC Popularity – 2014: 17
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $925
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog

Photo: Bob Luckey

#18. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 18
AKC Popularity – 2014: 19
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Cav, Cavalier, Cavie less

#18. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
AKC Popularity – 2015: 18
AKC Popularity – 2014: 19
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Cav, Cavalier, Cavie

Photo: Bob Luckey

#17. Australian Shepherd
AKC Popularity – 2015: 17
AKC Popularity – 2014: 18
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Aussie or Little Blue Dog less

#17. Australian Shepherd
AKC Popularity – 2015: 17
AKC Popularity – 2014: 18
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Aussie or Little Blue Dog

Photo: Lori Van Buren

#16. Miniature Schnauzer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 16
AKC Popularity – 2014: 16
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Terrier
Nickname(s): Zwergschnauzer less

#16. Miniature Schnauzer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 16
AKC Popularity – 2014: 16
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Terrier
Nickname(s): Zwergschnauzer

Photo: Keelin Daly

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#15. Great Dane
AKC Popularity – 2015: 15
AKC Popularity – 2014: 15
Average Life Expectancy: 7 years
Puppy Price: $1,100
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff less
#15. Great Dane
AKC Popularity – 2015: 15
AKC Popularity – 2014: 15
Average Life Expectancy: 7 years
Puppy Price: $1,100
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German ... more

Photo: Brian A. Pounds

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#14. Doberman Pinscher
AKC Popularity – 2015: 14
AKC Popularity – 2014: 14
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $800
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Dobe, Dobie, Doby, Doberman, Dobermann, Dobynm less
#14. Doberman Pinscher
AKC Popularity – 2015: 14
AKC Popularity – 2014: 14
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $800
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Dobe, Dobie, Doby, Doberman, Dobermann, ... more

Photo: Tom Pitera, American Kennel Club

#13. Dachshund
AKC Popularity – 2015: 13
AKC Popularity – 2014: 11
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $500
Breed Group: Hound
Nickname(s): Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond less
#13. Dachshund
AKC Popularity – 2015: 13
AKC Popularity – 2014: 11
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $500
Breed Group: Hound
Nickname(s): Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage ... more

Photo: Christian Abraham

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#12. Siberian Husky
AKC Popularity – 2015: 12
AKC Popularity – 2014: 13
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $850
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe less

#12. Siberian Husky
AKC Popularity – 2015: 12
AKC Popularity – 2014: 13
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $850
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe

Photo: Niklz, ArtSILENSEcom - Fotolia

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#11. German Shorthaired Pointer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 11
AKC Popularity – 2014: 12
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): GSP, DK, Kurzhaar, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar less
#11. German Shorthaired Pointer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 11
AKC Popularity – 2014: 12
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $550
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): GSP, DK, Kurzhaar, Deutscher ... more

Photo: ALL

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#10. Boxer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 10
AKC Popularity – 2014: 8
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer less

#10. Boxer
AKC Popularity – 2015: 10
AKC Popularity – 2014: 8
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $900
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer

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#9. Rottweiler
AKC Popularity – 2015: 9
AKC Popularity – 2014: 10
Average Life Expectancy: 10 years
Puppy Price: $1,600
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Rottie, Rott less

#9. Rottweiler
AKC Popularity – 2015: 9
AKC Popularity – 2014: 10
Average Life Expectancy: 10 years
Puppy Price: $1,600
Breed Group: Working
Nickname(s): Rottie, Rott

Photo: Canadeez - Fotolia

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#8. Poodle
AKC Popularity – 2015: 8
AKC Popularity – 2014: 7
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Pudle, Caniche, Barbone less

#8. Poodle
AKC Popularity – 2015: 8
AKC Popularity – 2014: 7
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,250
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Pudle, Caniche, Barbone

Photo: Anthony Lee, Getty Images/OJO Images RF

#7. Yorkshire Terrier
AKC Popularity – 2015: 7
AKC Popularity – 2014: 6
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $600
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Yorkie less

#7. Yorkshire Terrier
AKC Popularity – 2015: 7
AKC Popularity – 2014: 6
Average Life Expectancy: 13 years
Puppy Price: $600
Breed Group: Toy
Nickname(s): Yorkie

Photo: Brian A. Pounds

#6. French Bulldog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 6
AKC Popularity – 2014: 9
Average Life Expectancy: 10 years
Puppy Price: $2,050
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Frenchie, Bouledogue Français less

#6. French Bulldog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 6
AKC Popularity – 2014: 9
Average Life Expectancy: 10 years
Puppy Price: $2,050
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): Frenchie, Bouledogue Français

Photo: Tyler Sizemore, Hearst Connecticut Media

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#5. Beagle
AKC Popularity – 2015: 5
AKC Popularity – 2014: 5
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $650
Breed Group: Hound
Nickname(s): English Beagle less

#5. Beagle
AKC Popularity – 2015: 5
AKC Popularity – 2014: 5
Average Life Expectancy: 14 years
Puppy Price: $650
Breed Group: Hound
Nickname(s): English Beagle

Photo: Contributed Photo

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#4. Bulldog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 4
AKC Popularity – 2014: 4
Average Life Expectancy: 9 years
Puppy Price: $1,600
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): English Bulldog less

#4. Bulldog
AKC Popularity – 2015: 4
AKC Popularity – 2014: 4
Average Life Expectancy: 9 years
Puppy Price: $1,600
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Nickname(s): English Bulldog

Photo: Raul Sifuentes, Guinness World Records

#3. Golden Retriever
AKC Popularity – 2015: 3
AKC Popularity – 2014: 3
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,500
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat less

#3. Golden Retriever
AKC Popularity – 2015: 3
AKC Popularity – 2014: 3
Average Life Expectancy: 12 years
Puppy Price: $1,500
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat

Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed Photo

#2. German Shepherd
AKC Popularity – 2015: 2
AKC Popularity – 2014: 2
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,150
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Alsatian, Alsatian Wolfdog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund, GSD, Schäferhund less
#2. German Shepherd
AKC Popularity – 2015: 2
AKC Popularity – 2014: 2
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $1,150
Breed Group: Herding
Nickname(s): Alsatian, Alsatian Wolfdog, Berger ... more

Photo: Brian A. Pounds

#1. Labrador Retriever
AKC Popularity – 2015: 1
AKC Popularity – 2014: 1
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Lab, Labrador less

#1. Labrador Retriever
AKC Popularity – 2015: 1
AKC Popularity – 2014: 1
Average Life Expectancy: 11 years
Puppy Price: $750
Breed Group: Sporting
Nickname(s): Lab, Labrador

Photo: Helen Neafsey

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AKC breaks down which dog breeds America loves the most

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Labrador retrievers have shown, yet again, they are the top dog breed in the country, according to the American Kennel Club. 

The breed of Retrievers took the top spot in the AKC rankings for the 25th year in a row, followed by German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Beagles. These top five breeds, which were ranked among over 180 other breeds, remained the same in ranking from 2014 to 2015. 

Hartford, Conn., followed the AKC trend in claiming Labrador Retrievers as their most popular breed when looking at the country's major cities. In fact, most U.S. cities did.

"When looking at big cities across the U.S., Labrador Retrievers were by far and away the most popular breed of dog (56 percent of states), followed by German Shepherd Dogs (19 percent of states)," the AKC said in the report.

Click here to check out AKC's full report.

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