March 15, 2023
The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2022
Stop the presses! Today, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the first time in 31 years, there is a new top dog breed in the USA. The French Bulldog is now the most popular dog breed in the country, surpassing the Labrador Retriever to earn the top spot on their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2022.
The Labrador Retriever moved to #2 spot, ending a remarkable 31-year run at #1. Rounding out the top five are the Golden Retriever (#3), the German Shepherd (#4) and the Poodle (#5).
Here’s the full list of 2022’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country!
1. French Bulldog
Frenchies Anchor, Odin, Gertrude and Sunshine – DogWatch of Upstate NY
2. Labrador Retriever
Boots the yellow Labrador Retriever from Medfield, MA – DogWatch of Eastern MA
3. Golden Retriever
Clifford the Golden Retriever puppy – DogWatch of Idaho
4. German Shepherd
Kaner the German Shepherd – DogWatch of Northwest Indiana
Misty the senior Poodle – DogWatch of Central Oregon
6. English Bulldog
Honey the English Bulldog (and her proud parents) – DogWatch of Montana
Dallas the Rottweiler from Duncanville, TX – DFW DogWatch
Doug the Beagle from Stokesdale, NC – DogWatch Hidden Fence of the Triad
Dachshunds George, Henry, Minnie and Louie from Latham, NY – DogWatch by Top Dog Pet Fence
10. German Shorthaired Pointer
Reyne the German Shorthaired Pointer from Rockford, MI – DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC
To see the full list, visit AKC.org.
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