What is the best dog breed? The most popular pooches in US since 1880

The American Kennel Club has been tracking the popularity of purebred dogs for 128 years as the number of recognized breeds grew from nine to 177. Here's of the country's most popular dog breeds by the decade, according to data released by the AKC:

4. 1910s: Boston terrier, America's dog

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Dawn, a Boston Terrier, center, and Tank, right visit a makeshift dog park at the Pennsylvania Hotel before the Westminster dog show Feb. 13, 2010 in New York.

The Boston terrier becomes the top dog and remains the only American breed to reach that spot.

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