10 Most Common Dog Breeds in Shelters Across the US
Jul 9, 2019
Published Aug 7, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Updated at 12:51 PM EDT on Jul 9, 2019
Looking to adopt a shelter dog? You may be surprised to find many of the same breeds at facilities across the country. iheartdogs.com compiled information from Petfinder's self-reported breed data to figure out which types of dogs are commonly found at animal shelters.
The American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Boxer and American Staffordshire Terrier are among the most popular breeds in U.S. shelters. That's because they are often lumped together in the "bully breed" family due to their semblance to pit bulls. Often discriminated against, these breeds are actually very lovable and loyal, and with the right training make great canine companions.
Check out some other common dog breeds found in shelters nationwide.