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The New Reign of Bully Breeds

The New Reign of Bully Breeds

Bully breeds are the clear winners when considering the list of America’s most beloved dogs. They make up 20% of America’s canine pet population, which is approximately 18 million dogs throughout the nation. They are the most popular breed in a whopping 21 states, especially in regions such as the South, Northeast, and Midwest. In fact, bully breeds dominated 15 of the top 100 most registered dogs in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). French bulldogs took a clear win, beating out the Labrador Retriever for the most registrations in 2022, which dethroned Labs from a 31 year streak. 

Bully breeds are an extremely diverse category of dogs, with only their shared ancestry from English bulldogs and a good natured temperament to unite them. Bully breeds now hail from all over the world- for example, the Cane Corso was registered in Italy in 2010, the Dogue de Bordeaux was registered in France in 2008, and the Dogo Argentino was registered in Argentina in 2020. There are now over 50 registered breeds of terrier type dogs. These bully breeds will only continue to grow a soft spot in the hearts of dog lovers around the world.

The Most Popular Bully Breeds in the United States