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As the American Kennel Club announced, the Labrador Retriever was the most popular dog breed in the United States in 2020 — for the 30th year in a row, no less! (It usurped the Cocker Spaniel in 1991, and hasn’t let go of the No. 1 spot since.) But when looking at the most popular dog breeds in specific cities across the country, the Lab doesn’t always reign supreme.

Scroll down to see the most popular breeds in major cities across the U.S.

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Atlanta

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Poodle

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Boston

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. French Bulldog
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Chicago

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Columbus

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog
  3. French Bulldog
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Dallas

  1. French Bulldogs
  2. Golden Retrievers
  3. Labrador Retrievers
  4. Bulldogs
  5. German Shepherd Dogs

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Denver

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. French Bulldog
  4. Bulldog
  5. German Shepherd Dog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Detroit

  1. Rottweiler
  2. French Bulldog
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Houston

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Bulldog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. German Shepherd Dog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Los Angeles

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Bulldog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Golden Retriever

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Miami

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Bulldog

Labrador retriever being hugged by a woman sitting next to it.

Most Popular Dog Breeds in New York City

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Bulldog

True to the diversity of NYC, there were notable favorites among the city’s distinct neighborhoods:

  • Astoria: French Bulldog
  • Chelsea: French Bulldog
  • East Village: French Bulldog
  • Financial District: French Bulldog
  • Murray Hill: Golden Retriever
  • New Dorp: German Shepherd Dog
  • Park Slope: Labrador Retriever
  • Riverdale: German Shepherd Dog
  • Tribeca: Bulldog
  • Upper East Side: Labrador Retriever
  • Upper West Side: French Bulldog
  • Washington Heights: Poodle
  • Williamsburg: French Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Philadelphia

  1. French Bulldog
  2. German Shepherd Dog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Raleigh

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Beagle

Most Popular Dog Breeds in San Francisco

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  5. Poodle

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Seattle

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Australian Shepherd 

Most Popular Dog Breeds in St. Louis

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retrievers
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Bulldog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Washington D.C.

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. French Bulldog
  4. Poodle
  5. German Shepherd Dog

Most Popular Dog Breeds in West Palm Beach

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Poodle

Check out the full ranking of 2020’s most popular dog breeds.

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