Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds in America: Good Dogs For Travel?


1. Labrador Retriever

These are one of the most common dogs in America, every year. They are big, fun, friendly and good with children. They are one of the best family dogs.  They are great travel dogs because they love exercise and can adapt to different environments. They are fun to take to the beach, or hike in the mountains, or even just stroll around a city.

2. Golden Retriever

These are the token American family dogs. They are fun, friendly and love to play. They are also great for travel, but you should take caution in keeping their coats clean. They usually love swimming and playing fetch.

3. Yorkshire Terrier

These are the most common little dogs in America; they are often called “Yorkies” for short. They are the smallest breed of terrier. They have a lot of energy, are territorial and protective to their families. Some of them are good with strangers. They’re not always the best with kids though. They’re easy to travel with because they are small and fit into spaces.


4. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are one of the most loyal and intelligent dogs in the world. They are also the token police dog. If you decide to own one, you should probably have either a lot of space in your home, a backyard or access to a lot of space. They aren’t the best city dogs, since they are bred to herd sheep in open spaces. They are good for travel if you go on nature trips.


5. Beagle

These medium sized dogs were originally bred for hunting. However, they are also very sweet family dogs. They are very territorial and often bark at people who pass by their terrain. Their medium size makes them pretty good for travel, as they can adapt to either urban, suburban or nature settings.

6. Dachshund

These dogs are very small, yet have a ton of attitude. They were originally bred in Germany as hunter dogs, so that they could dig into rabbit holes. Some people keep dachshunds as polished toy dogs, but others have more rugged pets that go hiking with them. They are not great with kids, as they can nip. Since they are small, they are easy to travel with. They are good city dogs, but some of them can rough it in the mountains.


7. Boxer

While Boxers aren’t the smartest of dogs, they are loyal and fun. They are a commitment, because you have to get them trained for obedience, so they don’t become violent. If they are trained right, they can be great family dogs. They are good for nature traveling.


8. Poodle

Poodles come in standard and miniature sizes. They are sometimes seen as rich and snooty, but in reality all types of people own poodles.  Some of them are good for travel, depending on how they are raised.


9. Shih Tzu

This is a tiny, cuddly dog, that is good for cities. They are very nice and can be good family dogs. This breed is becoming popular in Hollywood, so why not take it on a fancy vacation to LA!


10. Miniature Schnauzer

These dogs are gaining in popularity in America. They are smart and obedient, and love to play. They were bred to be farm dogs, but they can make great family dogs. They are good for certain types of travel, depending on how you train them.