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Breed 2017 Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Rank
Retrievers (Labrador) 1 1 1 1 1
German Shepherd Dogs 2 2 2 2 2
Retrievers (Golden) 3 3 3 3 3
French Bulldogs 6 6 6 9 11
Bulldogs 4 4 4 4 5
Beagles 5 5 5 5 4
Poodles 7 7 8 7 8
Rottweilers 8 8 9 10 9
Yorkshire Terriers 9 9 7 6 6
Pointers (German Shorthaired) 11 11 11 12 13
Boxers 10 10 10 8 7
Siberian Huskies 12 12 12 13 14
Dachshunds 13 13 13 11 10
Great Danes 14 14 15 15 16
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 18 18 20 22 24
Doberman Pinschers 15 15 14 14 12
Australian Shepherds 16 16 17 18 20
Miniature Schnauzers 17 17 16 16 17
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 19 19 18 19 18
Shih Tzu 20 20 19 17 15
Boston Terriers 21 21 22 23 23
Pomeranians 22 22 21 20 19
Havanese 23 23 24 25 25
Shetland Sheepdogs 24 24 23 21 21
Bernese Mountain Dogs 27 27 29 32 32
Brittanys 25 25 26 27 30
Spaniels (English Springer) 26 26 27 28 28
Mastiffs 28 28 25 26 26
Spaniels (Cocker) 29 29 30 30 29
Vizslas 31 31 32 34 34
Pugs 32 32 33 33 31
Chihuahuas 30 30 28 24 22
Maltese 33 33 31 29 27
Weimaraners 34 34 34 35 33
Miniature American Shepherds 36 36 N/A N/A N/A
Newfoundlands 35 35 37 37 37
Cane Corso 40 40 35 48 50
Border Collies 38 38 38 40 44
Basset Hounds 39 39 39 42 42
Collies 37 37 36 36 35
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 42 42 40 39 39
West Highland White Terriers 41 41 41 38 36
Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) 43 43 42 41 43
Belgian Malinois 47 47 51 60 60
Shiba Inu 44 44 45 47 46
Bichons Frises 45 45 44 44 40
Akitas 46 46 46 46 45
St. Bernards 49 49 50 51 47
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 50 50 47 49 51
Bloodhounds 52 52 49 50 48
Bullmastiffs 48 48 43 45 41
Spaniels (English Cocker) 56 56 60 62 62
Papillons 53 53 48 43 38
Portuguese Water Dogs 51 51 52 52 49
Airedale Terriers 55 55 53 57 56
Australian Cattle Dogs 54 54 56 55 58
Samoyeds 65 65 61 68 67
Scottish Terriers 58 58 58 59 55
Alaskan Malamutes 59 59 54 54 57
Bull Terriers 57 57 55 53 52
Whippets 60 60 57 56 59
Pointers (German Wirehaired) 64 64 68 71 71
Dalmatians 62 62 62 66 64
Chinese Shar-Pei 61 61 59 58 54
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 66 66 66 76 80
Great Pyrenees 67 67 67 75 69
Dogues de Bordeaux 63 63 63 63 65
Cardigan Welsh Corgis 69 69 76 78 75
Cairn Terriers 70 70 70 69 61
Old English Sheepdogs 75 75 74 77 78
Miniature Pinschers 68 68 64 61 53
Setters (Irish) 76 76 72 73 72
Irish Wolfhounds 73 73 69 72 73
Italian Greyhounds 72 72 71 74 66
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs 78 78 78 80 74
Chow Chows 74 74 73 70 70
Lhasa Apsos 71 71 65 67 63
Russell Terriers 90 90 104 105 102
Chinese Crested 77 77 75 65 68
Giant Schnauzers 79 79 81 83 83
Coton de Tulear 80 80 85 31 N/A
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 82 82 79 79 79
American Staffordshire Terriers 81 81 77 84 76
Basenjis 88 88 87 86 85
Bouviers des Flandres 83 83 83 81 82
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 84 84 92 94 93
Keeshonden 92 92 84 87 86
Pekingese 93 93 80 82 77
Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 87 87 99 99 97
Standard Schnauzers 85 85 91 90 90
Norwegian Elkhounds 94 94 88 103 103
Border Terriers 86 86 82 85 81
Afghan Hounds 113 113 100 98 95
Brussels Griffons 97 97 95 91 84
Setters (English) 102 102 96 89 91
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) 89 89 86 92 94
Rat Terriers 96 96 101 111 N/A
Spaniels (Boykin) 110 110 107 108 121
Fox Terriers (Wire) 101 101 94 95 96
Leonbergers 95 95 93 104 98
Tibetan Terriers 91 91 90 88 88
Borzois 98 98 89 102 99
Belgian Tervuren 107 107 98 110 108
Setters (Gordon) 104 104 105 100 105
Norwich Terriers 103 103 103 97 89
Silky Terriers 100 100 102 101 92
Neapolitan Mastiffs 99 99 106 114 111
Japanese Chin 108 108 97 93 87
Welsh Terriers 111 111 108 106 104
Schipperkes 112 112 109 109 109
Spinoni Italiani 105 105 112 118 117
Toy Fox Terriers 116 116 110 115 107
Pointers 117 117 114 119 114
Irish Terriers 115 115 113 125 123
Miniature Bull Terriers 120 120 121 129 125
Black Russian Terriers 119 119 116 127 118
Lagotti Romagnoli 114 114 N/A N/A N/A
American Eskimo Dogs 122 122 118 120 110
Parson Russell Terriers 109 109 111 116 100
Belgian Sheepdogs 129 129 120 123 119
Tibetan Spaniels 118 118 115 122 106
Fox Terriers (Smooth) 124 124 122 124 116
Salukis 125 125 132 134 115
Boerboels 131 131 126 64 N/A
Bearded Collies 126 126 119 121 112
American Hairless Terriers 106 106 N/A N/A N/A
Briards 132 132 130 132 127
Norfolk Terriers 134 134 131 131 129
Kerry Blue Terriers 127 127 124 128 126
Black and Tan Coonhounds 128 128 127 126 113
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 137 137 117 112 101
Bluetick Coonhounds 121 121 123 130 128
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) 123 123 128 133 124
English Toy Spaniels 130 130 129 138 135
Manchester Terriers 133 133 137 136 120
German Pinschers 146 146 138 141 130
Australian Terriers 136 136 125 139 122
Lakeland Terriers 145 145 141 149 134
Redbone Coonhounds 143 143 139 148 133
Spaniels (Clumber) 144 144 134 143 131
Beaucerons 140 140 142 145 152
Puli 159 159 154 151 136
Xoloitzcuintli 139 139 135 142 139
Icelandic Sheepdogs 153 153 140 146 142
Spaniels (Field) 147 147 145 137 140
Berger Picards 141 141 N/A N/A N/A
Affenpinschers 149 149 136 144 143
Spanish Water Dogs 162 162 167 113 N/A
Swedish Vallhunds 163 163 155 158 147
Sealyham Terriers 155 155 158 169 158
Bedlington Terriers 138 138 146 140 137
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs 161 161 159 153 155
Tibetan Mastiffs 135 135 133 135 132
Setters (Irish Red and White) 142 142 148 155 145
Wirehaired Vizslas 157 157 156 107 N/A
Greyhounds 151 151 147 147 148
Kuvaszok 165 165 150 161 150
Glen of Imaal Terriers 180 180 168 162 167
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 160 160 153 166 153
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 148 148 143 150 138
Spaniels (Sussex) 172 172 173 175 162
Pumi 162 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Komondorok 177 177 163 168 159
Spaniels (Irish Water) 150 150 144 152 141
Ibizan Hounds 152 152 160 159 151
Plotts 158 158 149 154 149
Spaniels (American Water) 156 156 157 160 144
Scottish Deerhounds 154 154 152 157 165
Lowchen 171 171 161 165 154
Norwegian Buhunds 174 174 165 172 166
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) 164 164 151 163 163
Skye Terriers 178 178 175 177 161
Finnish Lapphunds 173 173 169 173 171
Pharaoh Hounds 168 168 171 164 160
Canaan Dogs 181 181 170 176 164
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs 169 169 164 170 157
Finnish Spitz 179 179 178 174 170
American English Coonhounds 170 170 166 156 146
Chinooks 175 175 177 171 156
Pyrenean Shepherds 176 176 176 178 169
Bergamasco Sheepdogs 184 184 174 96 N/A
Dandie Dinmont Terriers 167 167 172 167 168
Harriers 186 186 183 181 173
Cirneco dell’Etna 183 183 162 117 N/A
Cesky Terriers 182 182 179 182 174
Otterhounds 166 166 180 179 172
American Foxhounds 189 189 181 180 176
Sloughis 185 185 N/A N/A N/A
English Foxhounds 187 187 184 183 177
Norwegian Lundehunds 188 188 182 184 175

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