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Meet the Top 100 dog breeds in America

By on June 28, 2017
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Each year, data collectors (like the American Kennel Club) take a look at the over 55 million households that include a dog in order to track breed populations and popularity. Last year, the AKC tallied nearly 200 different breeds in our homes.

As you would suspect, there are staples on the list each year- Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, etc. But one cool thing to watch for in the yearly lists are “new” breeds that are becoming more prevalent. In 2016, new additions to the top 100 included the Neopolitan Mastiff and the Silky Terrier.

Where does your pup’s breed rank? Take a look at this site to find out.

Here’s a quick view of the 2016 list and the breeds’ rankings from previous years:

100. Silky Terrier (100, 102, 101)

99. Neopolitan Mastiff (99, 106, 114)

98. Borzoi (98, 89, 102)

97. Brussels Griffon (97, 95, 91)

96. Rat Terrier (96, 101, 111)

95. Leonberger (95, 103, 104)

78. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (78, 80, 74)

65. Samoyeds (65, 61, 68)

45. Bichon Frises (45, 44, 44)

29. Cocker Spaniel (29, 30, 30)

17. Miniature Schnauzers (17, 16, 16)

10. Boxers

9. Yorkshire Terriers

8. Rottweilers

7. Poodles

6. French Bulldogs

5. Beagles

4. Bulldogs

3. Golden Retrievers

2. German Shepherds

1. Labrador Retrievers (holding on to the No. 1 spot for over two decades!)

 

Let us know where your breed ranks! Have one that’s not in the top 100? Let’s see it! Have fun with this and take care of those pups.

About Eric Forrest

Eric is a pet lover, bookworm and dad. He's had 5 family dogs, 4 cats, a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health, and two ducks. Cats are his preference, but Eric loves all little critters.

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