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9 Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2021

Man’s Best Friend

The Most Favored Dog Breeds Known to Man

It is almost a guarantee that every human on earth is familiar with the term “man’s best friend is a dog” and this is simply due to the fact that dogs are great companions to have by your side. Not only are dogs loyal, but they are also playful and known to help reduce stress and boost serotonin. It is not wonder emotional support animals can be found just about anywhere these days as it has in fact been proven that dogs can help reduce stress. So, with that being said, if you are interested in getting your very own fury companion but have no clue where to begin, do not fear! For in this article, we are going to discuss the 9 most popular dog breeds and why these are the most loved dog breeds this year.

Adorable small dog chihuahua and large dog breed looking into each other's eyes.
Dogs are great companions and cute as buttons.

9 most popular small dog breeds of 2021

Two cute yorkies sititng on the sidewalk enjoying the summer sun.
Full of energy and excited about life.

French Bulldog

Three adorable frenchies having a great time playing tug of war with arope toy.

French Bulldogs have been notorious with holding the number one spot on the list of the most popular small dog breeds. This may be due to the fact that they are not only super adorable, but also affectionate towards their owners. In addition to this, their small smize is perfect for families in apartments as well as typical households. French bulldogs truly are a one-size-fits all type of dog and should absolutely be a top contender if you are in the market for a new pup yourself.


Beautiful curly hair poodle sititng in a field of grass.
The curls are definitely cooperating.

Small poodles, or, toy poodles, are another one of the world’s most famous tiny pup and favorite dog breeds. In addition to being super cute and friendly, poodles are also known to be incredibly smart. Yes, that’s right. Poodles are actually one of the smartest dog creeds. This makes them easy to train as well as easy to get along with. Poodles can also be styled to fit your own unique personality – as well as their own. No poodle, or pup for that matter, is ever going to be the same. Just as with humans, they have their own unique personalities. Lastly, a common fact, that for some reason many people seem to find astonishing, is the fact that poodles actually do not shed. This is due to the fact that poodles do not have fur much like your average dog, they have hair. Their hair is also less likely to cause allergic reactions. Therefore, no one should have any excuses as to why you should not get a poodle.


Adorable dachshund wearing a plaid jacket and standing outside in a field of grass and sunflowers.
Cute and stylish, a killer combination.

In addition to being loyal companions, dachshunds, also known to the public famously as the wiener dog, are known to be great watchdogs. This dog breed can have either short or long fur and typically have a beautiful, straight coat. Dachshunds make great family dogs as they are known to be great with children when trained well. Another quick fact about this dog breed is that they do in fact bark more often than your typical dog, but hey, what can you expect from a dog, right? Plus, we all love our pups regardless of their barking.


Brown, black and white beagle sititng on the sidewalk with his tongue out.
Cute and precious, what's not to love!

Beagles hold the title of one of the “most excellent family companions”. This may be due to the fact that there are low maintenance as well as independent, but this does not make them any less friendly and loving towards their owners. In addition to this, Beagles are known to be extremely social dogs that are good with children. Overall, Beagles are loving, tolerant, sweet, and have gentle temperament.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Adorable corgi in mid stride, wearing the Ride ‘Em Cowboy Dog Costume from online dog clothing store they made me wear it.
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One of the most agreeable of small household pups, this corgi is affectionate and lively without being too needy, for those of us dog lovers who need a little bit of a breather from time to time – hey, we have all been there. It is not wonder the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been one of the world’s most popular small dog breeds for so long – and clearly still are to this day. As long as you make sure to give your corgi the appropriate love, affection and activity they need, you are sure to have a trusting, loyal companion by your side.

Yorkshire Terrier

Cute Yorkie showing off the beautiful Princess Tulle Lace Dog Dress in Jean Pink Tutu from online dog clothing store they made me wear it.
Pretty in Pink! The perfect party dress for your princess 💕.

The Yorkshire terroir, also known as the “Yorkie” or “Tomboy toy” is known to be one of the spunkiest small household dog. A quick fun fact about the Yorkie is that it is among the most popular dog breeds to have in large cities such as New York City. While on the subject of Yorkies, they are also extremely loving, devoted and affectionate pets. Fun fact: they are also perfect pets for senior citizens.


Adorable fluffy pomeranian wearing a t-shirt and lying on the couch.
Cute and cuddly, these pups are wonderfully clever.

Pomeranians are known to be some of the perkiest dog breeds. While they may also be known for their excessive barking, they do offer this trait in a way to be a good alarm dog for your household. In addition to this, Pomeranians are also known to be curious, feisty and incredibly intelligent dogs and you should never let anyone tell you otherwise.


Beautiful brown-eyed pug wearing a bow tie harness, sitting outside sunbathing.
More than just a dapper dan, cute and lovable too.

Pugs are also known to be extremely loveable family dogs. Due to their unique mouth shape, pugs are not known to have an aggressive bite, thus making them extremely kid friendly, especially great for families with a small child or baby who are still interested in owning a small dog. In addition to this, pugs are also smart and fast learners. Pugs are great because they absolutely adore their owners and love to cuddle and be close to them at all times, in fact, the closer the better. Therefore, if you need an extra cuddly companion, look no further than the pug to fit your needs.


Super cute and cuddly chihuahua wearing a winter red sweater, soaking in the sun rays.
It's hard work being this cute 😘

To end the list, we have to mention the smallest dog breed: the Chihuahua. What many people are not aware of is the fact that Chihuahuas actually make a great first pet. While they can be rather feisty, this dog breed is also known to shy and timid. Again, it all comes back to personality. Just as we all have different personality traits, so do different pups all around the world. While it is difficult to know what you may get when it comes to getting a chihuahua, or any pet for that matter, this balanced and graceful dog will love you just as much as you will love them.

9 most popular large dog breeds of 2021

Little boy hugging his rottweiler outside.
There is no stronger bond than a boy and his dog.

German Shepherd

Two beautiful german shepherds resting in a poppy field.
Double trouble or double fun?

Many people often associate German Shepherds with guard dogs and well, they would be correct. This is due to the fact that German Shepherds are among the most loyal, and albeit, vicious of dog breeds. However, this does not mean that this dog breed cannot be trained to be kid friendly. As long as you make sure to give your beloved pet the proper care and daily exercise they need, they will remain loyal, kind, and above all, happy.


Rottweiler eating an apple in the middle of the sidewalk.
Snacks and treats are the ultimate love language!

Not only do rottweilers serve as great guard dogs, but they are also great domestic dogs in general as they are extremely affectionate and loyal towards their families. Due to their natural instinct to protect their owners, a rottweiler will tend to follow their favorite person from room to room throughout the house. This is so they can always be within eyesight; how sweet! In addition to this, this specific dog breed is also low maintenance and require a moderate amount of exercise, as do most pets.


German boxer running through the grass with a ball in his mouth.
Keep away, you can't catch me.

Boxers are great to have around as they are wildly intelligent, athletic and loyal to their loved ones. Boxers are also great family dogs as they are highly affectionate, playful, easy to train and kid friendly. Despite their name, Boxers are not known to be aggressive but instead are very friendly, especially when trained well. While on the subject of training your pup, it is important to keep in mind that without proper training, the Boxer can be hyperactive as well as unruly due to their high energy levels. When it comes to the cons of a boxer, if this is even the proper word, it is safe to say that boxers do in fact drool a lot more than your average dog. In addition to this, boxers are also known to jump on people, but they are just being friendly!

Great Dane

Beautiful, majestic black great dane walking by the ocean.
Sky above, sand below and peace within.

While Great Danes may look a bit intimidating based on their size, they are actually one of the best-natured dog breeds. Not only are Great Danes sweet and loyal, but they are also great with children as they know how to be gentle around them. If you are looking to bring home your own loyal, friendly, and playful Great Dane, be sure to stop by your local animal shelters and adopt one. If you do decide this is the perfect dog for you and your family, try not to shop for them and always adopt whenever possible.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Happy Rhodesian Ridgeback outdoor in the park, smiling wide and showing his teeth and tongue out.
When you smile, the whole words smiles with you.

The Rhodesian ridgeback makes an excellent companion as they are extremely tolerant dogs. If you are someone who is looking for a quieter pup with a gentle temperament, the ridgeback may just be the dog for you. In addition to their gentle nature, the Rhodesian ridgeback is also known to rarely bark. This dog breed is also easily trained and genuinely enjoy the company of other dogs and cats as well, if brought up with cats, that is. One last thing to note is that ridgebacks also hardly shed and are known to be extremely clean dogs. It truly does not get much better than this.


Close-up of collie looking down from a ledge with a beautiful blue sky.
How you doin?

Did you know that Collies are actually one of the best family dogs? This is due to the fact that they are extremely devoted to their families and are eager to please them. This dog breed is also highly intelligent, cat and dog friendly, affectionate, and can easily adapt to their living conditions. However, with living conditions in mind, it may be important to note that Collies may not be the best dog breed to hold in an apartment setting. Although they are calm indoors and energetic outdoors, they do need that outdoor space to release their energy as well as be able to get in the proper amount of exercise they may need. If you are looking to bring a Collie home, know that you are bringing home a wonderful new companion. However, it is important to keep in mind that while their coat is beautiful, they do tend to shed.

Golden Retriever

Beautiful Golden Retriever frolicking with a Golden Retriever puppy in the yard.
Running home to you.

Do we need to say more than the fact that this dog truly is man’s best friend? The Golden retriever is actually among the most popular dog breeds for families across the United States. This is due to their friendly and adaptable manner.

St. Bernard

Amazing St. Bernard dog with a keg ready for a rescue operation in the snow-covered mountains.
Everything is better with two

This dog breed is known to be gentle, loving and extremely well-behaved when it comes to children. If you are looking for a large but loving family dog, visit your local animal shelter and see what you think of adopting the beauty that is the Saint Bernard pup.


A pack of beautiful Siberian Huskies racing in the winter water.
We'll race you to the finish line!

To end our list of the top 9 most popular large dog breeds, we have our lovable huskies. Huskies make great household pets as they are also great with children and affectionate with their family as well as with strangers.


Adorable yorkies in tutu dog dresses and bows looking absolutley fabulous.
Dressing up is our thing ☺️

Of course, for all of us posh puppy owners out there, we can all agree that our puppies truly deserve the best! So treat your furry best friend to some adorable clothes for being so lovable from our awesome online puppy boutique. Shop fancy dog collars, flowly dresses and we even have specific yorkie clothes – we see you, Yorkshire terrier lovers. The sky really is the limit when it comes to finding the perfect outfit for your pup.

If you find that you need a bit of extra assistance when it comes to choosing the right fit or style of clothing for your pup, following our dog clothes size guide. It is a huge help! Plus always make sure you have personalized dog collars with your pet's name and information, just in case you and your bestie get separated.

Yorkie wearing Cherry print Yummy Dog Matching Harness, Collar & Leash Set from online doggy boutique they made me wear it.

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Now that you know all about some of the most popular dog breeds in the world as well as where to buy them some of the greatest gifts, are you ready to adopt a new puppy?

Until next time, thank you for reading!

About the author: Gabrielle is the loving pawrent to adorable pups Willow and Dilla. Growing up surrounded by dogs, she always dreamt of having her own. Willow and Dilla came into her life and changed everything. Now, she's crazy about pampered pooches, and her perfect day involves dancing with her husband, dressing up her furbabies, and cuddling them to sleep. For Gabrielle, life is all about spreading love and joy with her adorable canine companions by her side.