The choice to bring a dog into one's household is not made lightly.
Stacker is here to assist would-be dog parents in doing the necessary homework before getting a puppy.
Although many people do it, it is clearly not a decision to be made lightly.
Based on statistics provided by the ASPCA, almost 3.3 million canines find their way into shelters annually.
Every dog that wants to be on this list needs to be at least 25 inches tall and 70 pounds heavy.
This is not meant to be the last say on where to get a dog, but it should serve as a starting point for your research.
In 2020, the AKC announced its 2019 popularity rank, and the dogs are ranked according to that.