The American Kennel Club Names 2015's 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America
For a quarter of a century, Labrador retrievers have been the most popular dog breed in the United States, the American Kennel Club reports. But the short-haired family favorites better watch out because there's another group on their tails, according to the 2015 rankings released today. French bulldogs jumped three spots in 2015—from ninth place in 2014 to sixth place—and have risen 32 spots on the list since 2005.
The top five breeds remain the same as last year, with German shepherds in second, followed by golden retrievers, bulldogs, and beagles. The big push from French bulldogs resulted in a minor upheaval farther down the list, with Frenchies in sixth place and Yorkshire terriers dropping to seventh, followed by poodles, Rottweilers, and boxers. The top 10 are below, and the full list is available here.
1. Labrador retrievers (previously #1 in 2014)
2. German shepherds (previously #2 in 2014)
3. Golden retrievers (previously #3 in 2014)
4. Bulldogs (previously #4 in 2014)
5. Beagles (previously #5 in 2014)
6. French bulldogs (previously #9 in 2014)
7. Yorkshire terriers (previously #6 in 2014)
8. Poodles (previously #7 in 2014)
9. Rottweilers (previously #10 in 2014)
10. Boxers (previously #8 in 2014)
And in case you were wondering, the least popular dog breed in America is the English foxhound, which fell six spots to land in 189th place.
[h/t American Kennel Club]