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The 10 most popular dog breeds in the US

INSIDER Logo By Cheyenne Lentz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 11: The most popular breeds in America today are either highly intelligent working dogs or are small and just plain adorable, according to Nicole Ellis, Certified Dog Trainer and Pet Expert withRover.com. But this hasn't always been the case.The Boston terrier was one of the most popular dog breeds for 30 yearsbut now, doesn't even appear on theAmerican Kennel Club's top ten list. Poodles made their way to the top of the list for their showmanship. While other breeds, such as the German shepherd, climbed to the top because of popular films like "Rin Tin Tin."INSIDER spoke with several dog experts to find out which breeds have made their way on to the top ten list and why.

The most popular breeds in America today are either highly intelligent working dogs or are small and just plain adorable, according to Nicole Ellis, Certified Dog Trainer and Pet Expert withRover.com. But this hasn't always been the case.

The Boston terrier was one of the most popular dog breeds for 30 yearsbut now, doesn't even appear on theAmerican Kennel Club's top ten list. Poodles made their way to the top of the list for their showmanship. While other breeds, such as the German shepherd, climbed to the top because of popular films like "Rin Tin Tin."

INSIDER spoke with several dog experts to find out which breeds have made their way on to the top ten list and why.

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