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This Is the Dog That Soared the Most in Popularity Last Year

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25. Irish Setter
> Increase in popularity: 6 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 71 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 77 out of 197
> Personality: Active, outgoing, sweet-natured
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years
> Group: Sporting

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24. Portuguese Water Dog
> Increase in popularity: 6 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 44 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 50 out of 197
> Personality: Affectionate, adventurous, athletic
> Life expectancy: 11-13 years
> Group: Working

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23. Dalmatian
> Increase in popularity: 7 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 49 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 56 out of 197
> Personality: Dignified, smart, outgoing
> Life expectancy: 11-13 years
> Group: Non-sporting

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22. Belgian Malinois
> Increase in popularity: 7 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 36 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 43 out of 197
> Personality: confident, smart, hardworking
> Life expectancy: 14-16 years
> Group: Herding

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21. Bergamasco Sheepdog
> Increase in popularity: 8 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 179 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 187 out of 197
> Personality: Independent, sociable, intelligent
> Life expectancy: 13-15 years
> Group: Herding

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