Dog Lovers We Need Your Votes! Rank 12 Dog Breeds, Here!

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Calling all dog lovers!

If you're reading this, you probably agree with the statement that a dog is a man's (and woman's!) best friend. Once you bring a dog into your life, they become a part of your family. It's safe to say that the family dog is merely another kid in the house!

Everyone has a favorite dog breed. Whether it's the breed of your own pupper, or you secretly love another breed more, there's at least one you can pick out. Chances are you're not alone in your preferences. There's a reason some dog breeds are much more popular than others. We need your help to create the ultimate dog breed ranking. Let us know what your favorite (and least favorite) dog breed is by voting here!

  • Golden Retriever

    Community Score: 10
    via Instagram: @golden.maxie

    This hunting breed also makes an excellent companion. Golden retrievers are great with kids and carry with them lots of love and loyalty.

  • Labrador Retriever

    Community Score: 9
    via Instagram: @cariniaoo

    Labradors are bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog. They're loyal and loving-- no wonder they're one of the most popular breeds in the US!

  • American Pit Bull Terrier

    Community Score: 4
    via Instagram: @thor.pittbullterrier

    The American Pit Bull Terrier is a short-haired, muscular, keen purebred dog breed. Pit Bulls are known for their intense sense of loyalty and protection of their owners.

  • German Shepherd

    Community Score: 4
    via Instagram: @sultan.thegsd

    German Shepherd's are known for their noble character and high level of intelligence. They make great companions and guard dogs, it's no wonder they're so often involved in police work!

  • Dachshund

    Community Score: 3
    via Instagram: @doxiemoments

    Dachshund's are famously long, short, and full of energy. Not to mention, this breed is extremely alert, making them quite the watch dog!

  • Border Collie

    Community Score: 3
    via Instagram: @aura_the_border_collie

    Border Collie's are highly intelligent and hardworking. This breed possesses a high level of energy, which makes them perfect for active adults and children!

  • French Bulldog

    Community Score: 2
    via Instagram: @francis_the_french_bulldog

    A French Bulldog possesses large bat ears and an even disposition. They are a very loyal and loving breed, plus they always look like they're smiling when they open their mouths!

  • Beagle

    Community Score: 1
    via Instagram: @beagleworld

    Beagles are known for their floppy ears and strong noses. Their happy-go-lucky demeanor makes them loyal and adorable.

  • Yorkshire Terrier

    Community Score: -1
    via Instagram: @louie_and_lola_yorkies

    Yorkies are fierce enough to protect you, but small enough to fit right in your lap. Usually maxing out at 7 pounds, Yorkies make the ideal companion dog.

  • Poodle

    Community Score: -2
    via Instagram: @poodle_love_insta

    Poodles range from the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle. The breed is often distinguished by its curly hair and elegant appearance.

  • Pomeranian

    Community Score: -2
    via Instagram: @bigpomfamily

    Pomeranians are small, protective, and most notoriously, they're very fluffy. Classed as a toy breed, Pomeranians definitely carry some spunk and sass.

  • Chihuahua

    Community Score: -4
    via Instagram: @chihuahuacorner_

    The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a big personality and lots of love to give. Interestingly, a Chihuahua's coat comes in a wide range of shades and patterns.