THERE’S A NEW TOP DOG IN THE U.S.
Written by Tony Schultz on March 16, 2023
Personally, I’m going to stick with my Yellow Lab, but times they are a changing. The American Kennel Club has released its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. in 2022, based on registration statistics. The French Bulldog is #1 for the first time, dethroning the Labrador Retriever, which had been #1 for 31 straight years. Before that, it was the Cocker Spaniel. Where does your dog rank? Check it out here!
Here’s the Top 10:
1. French Bulldogs
2. Labrador Retrievers
3. Golden Retrievers
4. German Shepherd Dogs
10. German Shorthaired Pointers
Dog popularity can fluctuate wildly over time. 25 years ago, French Bulldogs weren’t in the Top 75. And Cocker Spaniels, which were #1 in 1990, are down at #29 now. And Collies, a.k.a. Lassie dogs, are #39.
The Kennel Club recognizes 199 breeds. The LEAST popular breed last year was English Foxhounds, and the runner-up was Norwegian Lundehunds.