List of most popular dog breeds

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This article lists the most popular dog breeds by registrations.

Note: registrations shown are not the same as annual registrations, or as living individuals.

Most popular breeds pre-2006[edit]

Between 1915 and 1940, American Kennel Club statistics were collected on a five-year basis instead of every year. These figures show that between 1905 and 1935, the Boston Terrier was consistently in either first or second place. In 1925, following the popularity of Rin Tin Tin, the German Shepherd displaced the Terrier as the top dog. American Cocker Spaniels then led the way as the most popular dog from 1936 all the way through to 1952, when the Beagle became the number one dog until 1959. Poodles would become the most popular breed for the longest, reigning from 1960 for the next twenty-two years until 1982, when the American Cocker Spaniel fought back to take over until 1990. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular since 1991.[1]

Club registration figures for 2007[edit]

Club registration figures for 2008[edit]

Canadian Kennel Club (2008)[7]

Club registration figures for 2009[edit]

Ente Nazionale Cinofilia Italiana (2009).[8]

Position Breed
1 English Setter
2 German Shepherd
3 Segugio Maremmano
4 Labrador Retriever
5 Epagneul Breton
6 Segugio Italiano
7 Golden Retriever
8 Boxer
9 Jack Russell Terrier
10 German Shorthaired Pointer

Hunting is popular in Italy and this explains why hunt-and-retrieve breeds like the English Setter and the German Shorthaired pointer are widespread.

FCI Worldwide Figures 2013[edit]

These statistics were created by combining the registration figures of 25 countries, namely Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Ukraine and U.S.A.[9]

Position Breed Registrations
1 Labrador Retriever 191,988
2 German Shepherd 129,186
3 Poodle (All sizes) 118,653
4 Chihuahua 107,114
5 Golden Retriever 92,994
6 Yorkshire Terrier 92,438
7 Dachshund (all varieties) 81,516
8 Beagle 53,938
9 Boxer 52,983
10 Miniature Schnauzer 45,263
11 Shih Tzu 44,564
12 Bulldog 44,325
13 German Spitz (all sizes) 40,530
14 English Cocker Spaniel 40,174
15 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 39,670
16 French Bulldog 39,337
17 Pug 33,528
18 Rottweiler 31,447
19 English Setter 29,771
20 Maltese 28,909
21 English Springer Spaniel 28,050
22 German Shorthaired Pointer 23,855
23 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 23,562
24 Border Collie 23,262
25 Shetland Sheepdog 22,805
26 Dobermann 20,941
27 West Highland White Terrier 20,904
28 Bernese Mountain Dog 20,423
29 Great Dane 20,001
30 Brittany Spaniel 19,828


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