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The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2018 in the U.S.





Dogs are popular, to say the least. How popular, you ask? A recent survey showed that about 60 million households in the United States own dogs with around 90 million dogs in total. That's a lot of dogs and a lot of dog breeds.

But what breeds top the list? As the year winds down, it's time to share which breeds were most popular in 2018. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top breed last year was the Labrador Retriever with 88,547 registered. Find out if the Labrador Retriever kept its number one spot and what other breeds made the list. Here's the top 50 in the U.S. for 2018 (and a link to the rest of the list):

50. Bloodhound

Bloodhound

2016 rank: 52
2007 rank: 43

49. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

2016 rank: 50
2007 rank: 62

48. St. Bernard

St. Bernard

2016 rank: 49
2007 rank: 39

47. Akita

Akita

2016 rank: 46
2007 rank: 51

46. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise2016 rank: 45
2007 rank: 32

Bichon frise translates into English as curly dog. This breed's most distinctive feature is its white coat, which accentuates its dark, inquisitive eyes. It has been described as a fluff ball of a dog and as a canine comedian, reflecting its winning personality.

45. Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

2016 rank: 44
2007 rank: 67

44. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

2016 rank: 47
2007 rank: 79

43. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

2016 rank: 43
2007 rank: 47

42. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

2016 rank: 41
2007 rank: 35

41. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

2016 rank: 42
2007 rank: 53

40. Collie

Collie

2016 rank: 37
2007 rank: 38

39. Basset Hound

Basset Hound

2016 rank: 39
2007 rank: 31

38. Border Collie

Border Collie

2016 rank: 38
2007 rank: 54

37. Cane Corso

Cane Corso

2016 rank: 40
2007 rank: N/A

36. Newfoundland

Newfoundland

2016 rank: 35
2007 rank: 44

35. Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

2016 rank: 36
2007 rank: N/A

34. Weimaraner

Weimaraner

2016 rank: 34
2007 rank: 30

33. Maltese

Maltese

2016 rank: 33
2007 rank: 19

32. Chihuahua

Chihuahua

2016 rank: 30
2007 rank: 12

31. Pug

Pug

2016 rank: 32
2007 rank: 14

30. Vizsla

Vizsla

2016 rank: 31
2007 rank: 42

29. Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

2016 rank: 29
2007 rank: 17

28. Mastiff

Mastiff

2016 rank: 28
2007 rank: 28

27. English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

2016 rank: 26
2007 rank: 27

26. Brittany

Brittany

2016 rank: 25
2007 rank: 29

25. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

2016 rank: 27
2007 rank: 41

24. Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

2016 rank: 24
2007 rank: 20

23. Havanese

Havanese

2016 rank: 23
2007 rank: 37

22. Pomeranian

Pomeranian

2016 rank: 22
2007 rank: 13

 

21. Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

2016 rank: 21
2007 rank: 16

20. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

2016 rank: 20
2007 rank: 9

19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

2016 rank: 19
2007 rank: 25

18. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

2016 rank: 17
2007 rank: 11

17. Australian Shepherd

Miniature Schnauzer

2016 rank: 16
2007 rank: 33

16. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

2016 rank: 15
2007 rank: 21

15. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

2016 rank: 18
2007 rank: 22

14. Great Dane

Great Dane

2016 rank: 14
2007 rank: 23

13. Dachshund

Dachshund

2016 rank: 13
2007 rank: 7

12. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

2016 rank: 12
2007 rank: 24

11. Boxer

Boxer dog

2016 rank: 10
2007 rank: 6

10. German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

2016 rank: 11
2007 rank: 18

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

2016 rank: 9
2007 rank: 2

8. Rottweiler

Rottweiler

2016 rank: 8
2007 rank: 15

7. Poodle

Poodle

2016 rank: 7
2007 rank: 8

6. Beagle

Beagle

2016 rank: 5
2007 rank: 5

5. Bulldog

Bulldog

2016 rank: 4
2007 rank: 10

4. French Bulldog

French Bulldog

2016 rank: 6
2007 rank: 34

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

2016 rank: 3
2007 rank: 4

2. German Shepherd

German Shepherd

2016 rank: 2
2007 rank: 3

1. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

2016 rank: 1
2007 rank: 1

Check out the rest of the list here!



The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2018 in the U.S.





Dogs are popular, to say the least. How popular, you ask? A recent survey showed that about 60 million households in the United States own dogs with around 90 million dogs in total. That's a lot of dogs and a lot of dog breeds.

But what breeds top the list? As the year winds down, it's time to share which breeds were most popular in 2018. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top breed last year was the Labrador Retriever with 88,547 registered. Find out if the Labrador Retriever kept its number one spot and what other breeds made the list. Here's the top 50 in the U.S. for 2018 (and a link to the rest of the list):

50. Bloodhound

Bloodhound

2016 rank: 52
2007 rank: 43

49. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

2016 rank: 50
2007 rank: 62

48. St. Bernard

St. Bernard

2016 rank: 49
2007 rank: 39

47. Akita

Akita

2016 rank: 46
2007 rank: 51

46. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise2016 rank: 45
2007 rank: 32

Bichon frise translates into English as curly dog. This breed's most distinctive feature is its white coat, which accentuates its dark, inquisitive eyes. It has been described as a fluff ball of a dog and as a canine comedian, reflecting its winning personality.

45. Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

2016 rank: 44
2007 rank: 67

44. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

2016 rank: 47
2007 rank: 79

43. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

2016 rank: 43
2007 rank: 47

42. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

2016 rank: 41
2007 rank: 35

41. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

2016 rank: 42
2007 rank: 53

40. Collie

Collie

2016 rank: 37
2007 rank: 38

39. Basset Hound

Basset Hound

2016 rank: 39
2007 rank: 31

38. Border Collie

Border Collie

2016 rank: 38
2007 rank: 54

37. Cane Corso

Cane Corso

2016 rank: 40
2007 rank: N/A

36. Newfoundland

Newfoundland

2016 rank: 35
2007 rank: 44

35. Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

2016 rank: 36
2007 rank: N/A

34. Weimaraner

Weimaraner

2016 rank: 34
2007 rank: 30

33. Maltese

Maltese

2016 rank: 33
2007 rank: 19

32. Chihuahua

Chihuahua

2016 rank: 30
2007 rank: 12

31. Pug

Pug

2016 rank: 32
2007 rank: 14

30. Vizsla

Vizsla

2016 rank: 31
2007 rank: 42

29. Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

2016 rank: 29
2007 rank: 17

28. Mastiff

Mastiff

2016 rank: 28
2007 rank: 28

27. English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

2016 rank: 26
2007 rank: 27

26. Brittany

Brittany

2016 rank: 25
2007 rank: 29

25. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

2016 rank: 27
2007 rank: 41

24. Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

2016 rank: 24
2007 rank: 20

23. Havanese

Havanese

2016 rank: 23
2007 rank: 37

22. Pomeranian

Pomeranian

2016 rank: 22
2007 rank: 13

 

21. Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

2016 rank: 21
2007 rank: 16

20. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

2016 rank: 20
2007 rank: 9

19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

2016 rank: 19
2007 rank: 25

18. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

2016 rank: 17
2007 rank: 11

17. Australian Shepherd

Miniature Schnauzer

2016 rank: 16
2007 rank: 33

16. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

2016 rank: 15
2007 rank: 21

15. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

2016 rank: 18
2007 rank: 22

14. Great Dane

Great Dane

2016 rank: 14
2007 rank: 23

13. Dachshund

Dachshund

2016 rank: 13
2007 rank: 7

12. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

2016 rank: 12
2007 rank: 24

11. Boxer

Boxer dog

2016 rank: 10
2007 rank: 6

10. German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

2016 rank: 11
2007 rank: 18

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

2016 rank: 9
2007 rank: 2

8. Rottweiler

Rottweiler

2016 rank: 8
2007 rank: 15

7. Poodle

Poodle

2016 rank: 7
2007 rank: 8

6. Beagle

Beagle

2016 rank: 5
2007 rank: 5

5. Bulldog

Bulldog

2016 rank: 4
2007 rank: 10

4. French Bulldog

French Bulldog

2016 rank: 6
2007 rank: 34

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

2016 rank: 3
2007 rank: 4

2. German Shepherd

German Shepherd

2016 rank: 2
2007 rank: 3

1. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

2016 rank: 1
2007 rank: 1

Check out the rest of the list here!




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