AKC Most Popular Dog Breeds (2020)

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top ten AKC most popular dog breeds have varied a good amount during this century so far. However, the Labrador Retriever always comes out on top. See the trends over the years, including 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018, and 2019 in the U.S.:

Breed201920182014201120072002
Labrador Retriever111111
German Shepherd222233
Golden Retriever333442
French Bulldog449183458
Bulldog55461018
Beagle765354
Poodle677888
Rottweiler8810101513
German Shorthaired Pointer9912151822
Corgis10-----
Dachshunds11-----
Yorkshire Terrier12106526
Australian Shepherds13-----
Boxer14118767

AKC Most Popular Dogs Infographic

We thought it might be helpful to get to know the ten most popular breed types better, including their personalities, size, and energy level. So we created this handy infographic for you to reference based on the top breeds in 2014 (which have not changed much over the years except for the new love affair with Frenchies and German Shorthaired Pointers!). Feel free to share or pin it with others who you think would find it useful too!

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