The 100 Most Popular Dog Breeds In America Are Proof Dog Owners Are Crazy Basic

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C. Anderson


The American Kennel Club has released their data on the most popular dog breeds in America, and the rankings look pretty much the same as they did last year, and the year before that, and the same as every year that the ACK has collected data. Thus proving that American dog owners, for the most part, are just insanely basic people.

The American Kennel Club is our nation’s registry for all all purebred dogs. If your dog is purebred and you live in America, you can register with the AKC and it allows them to keep track of both the most popular dog breeds in America, but it also enables them to track things like congenital birth defects across species. This data was released at the end of February, but it’s basically showing the final numbers for 2014 (which are presumably cumulative, meaning that the rankings include the total number of each breed alive and registered with the AKC, and not just dogs registered in 2014).

For the 24th year in a row the Labrador Retriever claimed the #1 spot, as the lab is without question America’s favorite dog. The French Bulldog is the biggest shaker-upper in the game as it jumped into the top 10 for the first time in over 100 years, occupying the #9 spot on this list of America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds. Pugs saw a huge drop to #32 after occupying the #17 spot just six years ago, and Great have seen a rise in popularity in the same time period, rising to #15 from #21. So, without further ado, here are the 100 most popular dog breeds in America!

Most Popular Dog Breeds In America

1.) Retrievers (Labrador)
2.) German Shepherds
3.) Retrievers (golden)
4.) Bulldogs
5.) Beagles
6.) Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies)
7.) Poodles
8.) Boxers
9.) French Bulldogs
10.) Rottweilers
11.) Dachshunds
12.) Pointers (German Shorthaired)
13.) Siberian Huskies
14.) Doberman Pinschers
15.) Great Danes
16.) Miniature Schnauzers
17.) Shih Tzu
18.) Australian Shepherds
19.) Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
20.) Pomeranians
21.) Shetland Sheepdogs
22.) Pembroke Welsh Corgis
23.) Boston Terriers
24.) Chihuahuas
25.) Havanese
26.) Mastiffs
27.) Brittanys (Spaniel)
28.) Spaniels (English Springer)
29.) Maltese
30.) Spaniels (Cocker)
31.) Bernese Mountain Dogs
32.) Pugs
33.) Vizslas
34.) Weimaraners
35.) Collies
36.) Newfoundlands
37.) West Highland White Terriers
38.) Rhodesian Ridgebacks
39.) Border Collies
40.) Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay)
41.) Basset Hounds
42.) Papillons
43.) Bichons Frises
44.) Bull Mastiffs
45.) Akitas
46.) Shiba Inu
47.) Cane Corso
48.) Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
49.) Bloodhounds
50.) St. Bernards
51.) Portuguese Water Dogs
52.) Bull Terriers
53.) Alaskan Malamutes
54.) Australian Cattle Dogs
55.) Whippets
56.) Airedale Terriers
57.) Chinese Shar-Pei
58.) Scottish Terriers
59.) Belgian Malinois
60.) Miniature Pinscher
61.) Spaniels (English Cocker)
62.) Dogues de Bordeaux
63.) Chinese Crested
64.) Dalmations
65.) Lhasa Apsos
66.) Samoyeds
67.) Cairn Terriers
68.) Chow Chows
69.) Pointers (German Wirehaired)
70.) Irish Wolfhounds
71.) Setters (Irish)
72.) Italian Greyhounds
73.) Great Pyrenees
74.) Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
75.) Old English Sheepdogs
76.) Cardigan Welsh Corgis
77.) Staffordshire Bull Terriers
78.) Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
79.) Bouviers Des Flandres
80.) Pekingese
81.) Giant Schnauzers
82.) American Staffordshire Terriers
83.) Border Terriers
84.) Basenjis
85.) Keeshonden
86.) Tibetan Terriers
87.) Setters (English)
88.) Standard Schnauzers
89.) Brussels Griffon
90.) Retrievers (Flat-Coated)
91.) Japanese Chin
92.) Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
93.) Fox Terriers (Wire)
94.) Norwich Terriers
95.) Afghan Hounds
96.) Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)
97.) Setters (Gordon)
98.) Silky Terriers
99.) Borzois
100.) Norwegian Elkhounds

Seriously, the abomination/hellhound known as ‘Chinese Crested’ is more popular than the dalmatian? The dog voted as the ugliest animal in the world is more popular in the USA than the firehouse dog?! What the hell is happening to society! I know that dalmatians have a reputation of being ‘biters’ but every dog’s demeanor comes down to how it’s trained and the owner. We need to really get those dalmatians back in the top 50.

To see the full rankings of the Most Popular Dog Breeds in America (through 178) you can head on over to the American Kennel Club’s website (AKC)!


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