According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top 10 AKC most popular dog breeds have varied a good amount during this century so far. However, the Labrador Retriever always comes out on top.
The French Bulldog is quickly rising to the top of the list coming in at number two in 2020. The German Shepherd has a steady hold in the top three. And watch out Golden Retriever, the Bulldog, and Poodle are right behind you. There are also some newcomers to the list, including smaller toy breeds like Dachshunds and Corgis. The Beagles are losing popularity over the years too.
See the trends over the years, including 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020 in the United States.
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AKC Most Popular Dogs Infographic
Let’s get to know the ten most popular breed types better, including their personalities, size, and energy level. We created this handy infographic for you to reference based on the top breeds in 2021 (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!