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10 Most Spoiled Dog Breeds You Can’t Help But Adore

The top 10 most spoiled dog breeds in the US according to new data. Is your dog in the top 10?

If you have a dog, you have probably spoiled it at some time or another. Assuming, of course, that there’s such a thing as spoiling your pup too much.

The problem with dogs is that they are so easy to spoil. How can you not spoil something that is always happy to see you and will never learn how to say no to you?

To identify the most spoiled dog breeds across the country, an organization that advocates for fostering and doggy-friendly spaces, dug through over 10 years of customer purchase data and buying trends. The data was collected from dog owners who have subscribed to Barkbox and Super Chewers and then filtered by dog breed. With the data, they were able to identify which breeds are the most spoiled, most popular breeds, as well as the most popular dog names within each state.

So do you think you have the most spoiled dog in the U.S.? According to Bark’s data, the American Staffordshire Terriers have been crowned the most spoiled dogs in America.

Discover the rest of the top 10 below. Did your dog make the list?

The Most Spoiled Dog Breeds in the United States

American Staffordshire Terriers

short-coated black and white dog
Photo by Jaclyn Clark

The American Staffordshire Terrier (AST) is a breed of dog that originated in the United States. It was developed from the Bulldog and Pitbull breeds but has been bred to be more docile than its ancestors. The American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the most popular dogs in America today. They are very intelligent, loyal, protective, and affectionate.  

German Shorthaired Pointers

black, white, and brown dog
Photo by Mariyan Atanasov

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. It was developed as an all-purpose hunting dog, but it has also been used for pointing and retrieving game birds. The German Shorthaired Pointers are known to be very intelligent dogs with excellent temperaments. They have a strong desire to please their owners and are eager to learn new things.

Bernese Mountain Dogs

Saint Bernard dog across pine trees during daytime
Photo by Alexandra Lau

The Bernese Mountain dog (also known as the Swiss mountain dog) is a breed of herding and hunting dog originating in Switzerland. It was developed from the Old Swiss Border Collie, which was itself derived from the German Shepherd Dog. The Bernese has been used for centuries to herd livestock and hunt game on the high alpine pastures of the Alps. In recent years it has become increasingly popular as a companion animal.  

Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retriver sleeping
Photo by Chris_69

Labrador Retrievers are a great breed for people who want to have a dog that is very loyal, loving, and protective. Labradors were originally bred to retrieve waterfowl such as ducks and geese. Today they are often used as guide dogs or service dogs. They are highly trainable and make good family pets.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs

Catahoula Leopard Dogs

A Catahoula Leopard dog is an excellent working dog that is both muscular and strong but has a good sense of agility and endurance too. They’re serious when they’re working but playful at home. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a medium-large, short-coated dog, known for its many varied coats and eye colors and patterns. The word Catahoula comes from Choctaw and means “sacred lake”. Only the Catahoula breed of dog has historically been found in Louisiana. The breed needs firm guidance and early socialisation, as they can be stubborn, territorial, and protective at times. They’re not going to tolerate abuse from others and will defend themselves if necessary. Once they know where they fit within the family unit, they’re affectionate, loyal, gentle, and obedient. Also called the Catahoula Hog Dog, they are often used as stock dogs, but they can be trained for many different purposes, including bay dogs, tree dogs, watchdogs, guard dogs, and of course as loyal companions.

English Bulldogs

Photo by cp17

The English Bulldog is a breed of dog that originated in England. It was developed from the old bull terrier, which was used for guarding livestock and hunting vermin. The English Bulldog has been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1885. Today, the English Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the United States and Canada. They are known for being friendly, playful, and affectionate.

Boston Terriers

black and white short coated dog
Photo by Taylor Corcoran

The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog that originated in the United States. It was originally bred for hunting and retrieving games, but it has since become an active companion animal. The breed standard describes the Boston as being “a small, sturdy, compactly built dog with a short coat which is hard to mat or shed.” The breed’s name comes from its place of origin: Boston.    

Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Pembroke Welsh Corgis
Photo by Tiny Elch

The Pembroke Welsh Cattle are a breed of dog originating in Wales. They were developed by crossing the Welsh Corgi with other breeds, including the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The town is home to the National Stud Farm of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. The name “Pembroke” is derived from the county of Pembrokeshire where they originated. In Britain, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered to be the smallest member of the corgi group.    

Great Danes

Great Danes
Photo by mtajmr

The Great Danes are a breed of dog originating in the United States. They were developed by crossing German shepherds and Doberman Pinschers, which resulted in a larger, more powerful dog with greater stamina than either parent. The first recorded breeding was in 1885, but it is believed that the dogs had been bred for several years before this date. The Great Dane is a large and very muscular dog. It has a short muzzle, wide nostrils, and a deep chest. The ears are set high on the head and hang down over the neck. The legs are strong and well muscled. The Great Dane is not known as a hunting dog, but it will work hard if given the opportunity. The Great Dane is generally friendly and gentle toward people. The Great Dane is also a good family pet.  

Belgian Shepherd Dogs

Belgian Shepherd Dogs
Photo by 825545

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is a medium-sized, sturdy and powerful dog. It has been bred for centuries to be an excellent working dog. The breed was originally developed in Belgium as a herding dog but it also excels at guarding, tracking, and other police work. The history of this breed goes back more than 500 years. In the early 1900s, the FCI recognized the Belgian Shepherd Dog as one of the four breeds under the name “Shepherd”. Today there are many different types of Belgian Shepherds. Some are used as pets, others as guard dogs, still others as herders, etc.

Brenda Brennan

I'm Brenda Brennan. CBCC-KA, CDBC. I love all animals and have had many different types while growing up, but dogs always held a special place in my heart. I have a 6-year-old Collie named Mable. I also rescued a Labrador mix named Oscar who has the energy to burn. I graduated from U.C.L.A. with a Journalism major and have been working as a freelance writer for over 11 years.

I'm Brenda Brennan. CBCC-KA, CDBC. I love all animals and have had many different types while growing up, but dogs always held a special place in my heart. I have a 6-year-old Collie named Mable. I also rescued a Labrador mix named Oscar who has the…

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