March 20, 2019
The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2018
Today, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. For 28 years in a row, the Lab has been #1 on the list, which is determined by the AKC based on the number of registrations received. In fact, the top eight breeds are all the same as last year.
The only change from the 2017 list is in the last two spots. Last year’s #9 breed, the Yorkshire Terrier, dropped to #10. Meanwhile, the German Shorthaired Pointer rose from #10 in 2017 to #9 in 2018. That’s the highest rank the GSP has ever achieved since its AKC debut in 1930!
Here’s the full list of 2018’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring 12 adorable DogWatch Dogs from across the country!
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. French Bulldog
5. English Bulldog
9. German Shorthaired Pointer
10. Yorkshire Terrier
To see the full list, visit AKC.org.
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