Most popular dogs: Labrador Retrievers, 2012 Most Popular Dog Breed in America

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Animals, Announcement, United States, World Comments

The list of the most popular dogs in the US for 2012 was announced by the American Kennel Club (AKC) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Labrador Retriever is again the most popular dog in the annual list based on the AKC 2012 Dog Registration Statistics. This year’s top five list of popular dog breeds are all bigger dogs.

Most popular dog Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever
Credit: AKC.org

For the 22nd straight year, Labrador Retrievers has claimed the top spot as the most popular dog breed in the US. German Shepherds is in second place. Golden Retrievers snatched the number three spot from Beagles, the previous year’s third placer. Bulldogs entered the top five list, beating out Yorkshire Terriers.

Dropping out of the top ten list of most popular dogs this year are Rottweilers and Dachshunds.

In a statement by AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson, she said that,

Bigger breeds are making their move. The popularity of the pint-sized, portable pooch just gave way to a litter of larger breeds in the Top 10. These predictable, durable, steady breeds, like Labs and Goldens, are great with kids and offer the whole family more dog to love.

There were a total of 174 dog breeds included in the AKC Dog Registration Statistics. Below is the complete list of most popular dogs in the US for 2012.

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. German Shepherd Dogs
  3. Golden Retrievers
  4. Beagles
  5. Bulldogs
  6. Yorkshire Terriers
  7. Boxers
  8. Poodles
  9. Rottweilers
  10. Dachshunds
  11. Shih Tzu
  12. Doberman Pinschers
  13. Miniature Schnauzers
  14. French Bulldogs
  15. German Shorthaired Pointers
  16. Siberian Huskies
  17. Great Danes
  18. Chihuahuas
  19. Pomeranians
  20. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
  21. Shetland Sheepdogs
  22. Australian Shepherds
  23. Boston Terriers
  24. Pembroke Welsh Corgis
  25. Maltese
  26. Mastiffs
  27. Cocker Spaniels
  28. Havanese
  29. English Springer Spaniels
  30. Pugs
  31. Brittanys
  32. Weimaraners
  33. Bernese Mountain Dogs
  34. Vizslas
  35. Collies
  36. West Highland White Terriers
  37. Papillons
  38. Bichons Frises
  39. Bullmastiffs
  40. Basset Hounds
  41. Rhodesian Ridgebacks
  42. Newfoundlands
  43. Russell Terriers
  44. Border Collies
  45. Akitas
  46. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
  47. Miniature Pinschers
  48. Bloodhounds
  49. St. Bernards
  50. Shiba Inu
  51. Bull Terriers
  52. Chinese Shar-Pei
  53. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
  54. Airedale Terriers
  55. Portuguese Water Dogs
  56. Whippets
  57. Alaskan Malamutes
  58. Scottish Terriers
  59. Australian Cattle Dogs
  60. Cane Corso
  61. Lhasa Apsos
  62. Chinese Crested
  63. Cairn Terriers
  64. English Cocker Spaniels
  65. Dalmatians
  66. Italian Greyhounds
  67. Dogues de Bordeaux
  68. Samoyeds
  69. Chow Chows
  70. German Wirehaired Pointers
  71. Belgian Malinois
  72. Great Pyrenees
  73. Pekingese
  74. Irish Setters
  75. Cardigan Welsh Corgis
  76. Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  77. Irish Wolfhounds
  78. Old English Sheepdogs
  79. American Staffordshire Terriers
  80. Bouviers des Flandres
  81. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
  82. Japanese Chin
  83. Tibetan Terriers
  84. Brussels Griffons
  85. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
  86. Border Terriers
  87. English Setters
  88. Basenjis
  89. Standard Schnauzers
  90. Silky Terriers
  91. Flat-Coated Retrievers
  92. Norwich Terriers
  93. Afghan Hounds
  94. Giant Schnauzers
  95. Borzois
  96. Wire Fox Terriers
  97. Parson Russell Terriers
  98. Schipperkes
  99. Gordon Setters
  100. Treeing Walker Coonhounds
  101. Keeshonden
  102. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  103. Toy Fox Terriers
  104. Leonbergers
  105. Norwegian Elkhounds
  106. Belgian Tervuren
  107. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
  108. Welsh Terriers
  109. Black and Tan Coonhounds
  110. Pointers
  111. Tibetan Spaniels
  112. Neapolitan Mastiffs
  113. American Eskimo Dogs
  114. Spinoni Italiani
  115. Smooth Fox Terriers
  116. Boykin Spaniels
  117. Bearded Collies
  118. Salukis
  119. Norfolk Terriers
  120. Black Russian Terriers
  121. Manchester Terriers
  122. Briards
  123. Australian Terriers
  124. Belgian Sheepdogs
  125. Welsh Springer Spaniels
  126. Miniature Bull Terriers
  127. Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens
  128. Kerry Blue Terriers
  129. Tibetan Mastiffs
  130. Irish Terriers
  131. Clumber Spaniels
  132. Redbone Coonhounds
  133. Bluetick Coonhounds
  134. English Toy Spaniels
  135. Lakeland Terriers
  136. German Pinschers
  137. Xoloitzcuintli
  138. Affenpinschers
  139. Scottish Deerhounds
  140. Beaucerons
  141. American Water Spaniels
  142. Ibizan Hounds
  143. Icelandic Sheepdogs
  144. Bedlington Terriers
  145. Pulik
  146. Greyhounds
  147. Field Spaniels
  148. Swedish Vallhunds
  149. American English Coonhounds
  150. Plotts
  151. Kuvaszok
  152. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
  153. Curly-Coated Retrievers
  154. Irish Water Spaniels
  155. Irish Red and White Setters
  156. Lowchen
  157. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
  158. Pharaoh Hounds
  159. Canaan Dogs
  160. Finnish Spitz
  161. Sealyham Terriers
  162. Glen of Imaal Terriers
  163. Norwegian Buhunds
  164. Finnish Lapphunds
  165. Pyrenean Shepherds
  166. Skye Terriers
  167. Sussex Spaniels
  168. Otterhounds
  169. Komondorok
  170. Dandie Dinmont Terriers
  171. Harriers
  172. American Foxhounds
  173. Norwegian Lundehunds
  174. Cesky Terriers
  175. English Foxhounds


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