These are the 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

ATLANTA — Every year, the American Kennel Club announces the list of most popular dog breeds, and the #1 spot holds no surprise.

The Labrador Retriever has been top of the list for 26 years in a row, followed in 2016 by the German Shepherd Dog and Golden Retriever.

“[Labs are] athletic, they’re easy to train,” Gina DiNardo, vice president of the American Kennel Club said. “People just love them [and] they’re great with families.”

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Labrador Retriever
This breed is the most popular in the U.S., and it's easy to see why. The Labrador Retriever is active, friendly, and outgoing.

German Shepherd
These dogs are a preferred breed for the police force and the military due to their loyalty. They are known to be smart, confident and courageous.

Golden Retrievers
They make great family pets – as long as you keep your socks hidden! And while this breed may be goofy and fun, they are also incredibly smart.

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Bulldogs are calm and very distinctive looking, making them a favorite. This is probably why the dog is so popular across the United States as a mascot for schools and universities. Go Dawgs, right UGA fans?

This breed is gentle and sweet but is most known as a hunting dog.

French Bulldog
Though their smushed faces make them look somber, they're actually really funny playmates. The popular breed is playful, smart and adaptable.

They may look a bit airheaded, but they actually require a lot of mental stimulation. While known for its distinct cut, the Poodle hairstyle is not about fashion. In fact, the Poodle's hair was styled to enhance its swimming ability.

The Rottweiler is loyal, loving, and a confident guardian, making them good police and military dogs.

Yorkshire Terrier
They're a popular option for people who want small dogs.

Boxers have declined in popularity in recent years but still made the top 10. The Boxer is, and always has been, a hard worker; he is also an alert, energetic family friend with a knack for unique facial expressions

Information from the American Kennel Club was used for this story.