For all of you with a special pooch in your life, Monday is the perfect day to show your dog just how much you care.
Why? Because Aug. 26 is National Dog Day!
First celebrated in 2004 to recognize the many shelter animals in need of a home, National Dog Day is an annual celebration of man's best friend. And to join in the puppy love, we've gathered a list of the top 10 dog breeds in America as reported by the American Kennel Club. The AKC is a non-profit organization that maintains the most expansive registry of purebred dogs in the world. These rankings are for the most popular breeds for 2012.
From bulldogs to dachshunds, the ten 10 breeds below were the most preferred out of a list of 175 dog breeds.
Let the adorableness begin!
6. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Golden Retrievers
2. German Shepherd Dogs
1. Labrador Retrievers