The 25 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America
The 25 most popular dog breeds in America
You might be wondering what makes a breed popular? It is mainly based on looks, disposition and partly fashion according to Dr. Brevitz.
What dog do you think was first on the list?
The list in the book was a little outdated but the Labrador Retriever was still ranked most popular breed in 2007 (when the book was published) and still is true today. Since 1991, when the AKC started tracking ranking the Labrador Retriever has been ranked No. 1 due to their versatility as a family pet, service animal and hunting dog. In the 1930’s the Boston Terrier breed was the most popular. In 1960 – 1982 the Poodles were at the top of the list. Cocker Spaniels and Beagles held their place at the top of this in decades past.
|Breed||2016 Rank||2015 Rank||2014 Rank||2013 Rank|
|German Shepherd Dogs||2||2||2||2|
|Pointers (German Shorthaired)||11||11||12||13|
|Pembroke Welsh Corgis||18||20||22||24|
|Cavalier King Charles Spaniels||19||18||19||18|