Thursday, March 13, 2014

Most popular dog breeds in 2013

The list of most popular dog breeds in 2013 has been released by the AKC. The top ten is the same as 2012. Click here to see the entire list!
The Labrador is the most popular dog in the USA.

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Bulldog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Dachshund
The AKC notes that some rare breeds that have been on decline during the past decade gained ground in 2013. A couple of examples are Keeshonden who rose from 103 to 86, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers who rode from 104 to 97, and Irish Terriers who gained ground from position 132 to 123.

Many working breeds have also seen leaps in popularity. Doberman pinchers rose from position 22 to 12. Great Danes from 27 to 16, and Bernese Mountain Dogs from 47 to 32.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. I'm always surprised not to see herding breeds, because they are THE BEST :) - no, I'm not biased.

    1. Me too. I'm shocked Border Collie isn't number one. On the other hand, it's probably a good thing, because I think they're too intense for a lot of people. LOL.

  2. I'm always happy to see that the GBGV and Kuvasz never make the list. Being a non popular breed is better for the breed we think. We don't mind being "odd".

    1. I think you are right. Often when a breed becomes super-popular they're over-bred and all sorts of bad stuff happen.

    2. Or, people get a kind of dog that doesn't fit them just because it's popular. lol