AKC Dog Registration Statistics

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American Kennel Club 2013 Dog Registration Statistics
Historical Comparisons & Notable Trends

Labrador Retriever
 
German Shepherd Dog
 
Golden Retriever
 
Beagle
 
Bulldog
 
Yorkshire Terrier
 
Boxer
 
Poodle
 
Rottweiler
 
Dachshund
 
RANKING
BREED
2013
2012
2008
2003
1
1
1
1
2
2
3
4
3
3
4
2
4
4
5
3
5
5
8
16
6
6
2
6
7
7
6
7
8
8
9
8
9
9
14
15
10
10
7
5
11
14
26
54
12
12
18
22
13
15
16
21
14
16
23
23
15
11
10
9
16
17
22
27
17
13
11
11
18
20
25
35
19
19
13
13
20
22
29
34
21
21
19
17
22
18
12
10
23
23
17
18
24
24
24
24
25
28
36
55
26
26
28
33
27
25
20
20
28
29
27
28
29
27
21
14
30
31
30
30
31
30
15
12
32
33
40
47
33
32
31
29
34
34
44
45
35
35
38
32
36
36
34
31
37
42
46
46
38
37
37
36
39
41
50
53
40
38
35
26
41
40
33
25
42
39
39
48
43
46
48
41
44
44
53
65
45
45
52
44
46
50
65
62
47
49
45
39
48
48
43
49
49
55
64
71
50
60
N/A
N/A
51
53
60
58
52
51
57
72
53
47
32
19
54
52
47
40
55
58
49
43
56
54
58
50
57
57
59
57
58
59
68
73
59
56
63
59
60
71
79
96
61
63
51
42
62
64
70
75
63
61
56
38
64
65
76
80
65
67
41
N/A
66
66
61
51
67
68
73
67
68
62
54
61
69
72
62
52
70
69
66
60
71
70
72
74
72
74
69
63
73
77
81
83
74
81
89
98
75
75
82
81
76
79
71
64
77
73
55
37
78
78
75
69
79
76
78
92
80
85
105
112
81
86
80
84
82
80
83
86
83
94
87
82
84
84
67
70
85
88
85
79
86
101
94
85
87
82
74
76
88
83
96
91
89
92
97
100
90
89
99
97
91
87
86
94
92
90
77
68
93
107
110
123
94
91
98
103
95
93
93
90
96
96
90
77
97
102
102
56
98
104
N/A
N/A
99
95
95
93
100
97
84
66
101
100
N/A
N/A
102
43
N/A
N/A
103
105
100
88
104
108
101
89
105
99
92
87
106
111
104
106
107
103
88
95
108
106
103
108
109
98
91
78
110
113
108
102
111
112
112
N/A
112
117
109
101
113
109
42
136
114
110
111
104
115
118
118
110
116
115
106
99
117
114
114
119
118
120
121
N/A
119
124
116
111
120
121
107
107
121
116
N/A
N/A
122
123
113
109
123
130
130
113
124
125
122
116
125
126
124
132
126
128
120
105
127
122
123
115
128
133
N/A
N/A
129
119
115
114
130
136
141
144
131
131
117
120
132
129
128
N/A
133
132
N/A
N/A
134
135
131
126
135
134
125
122
136
145
142
129
137
144
126
118
138
127
119
121
139
137
N/A
N/A
140
147
140
124
141
154
144
130
142
143
N/A
N/A
143
138
132
117
144
141
136
125
145
155
N/A
N/A
146
149
N/A
N/A
147
148
149
N/A
148
146
129
131
149
150
127
N/A
150
151
135
127
151
142
134
140
152
140
139
N/A
153
N/A
N/A
N/A
154
156
137
134
155
157
N/A
N/A
156
N/A
N/A
N/A
157
152
145
135
158
161
152
143
159
169
151
146
160
158
148
133
161
166
143
138
162
167
147
139
163
153
138
137
164
159
150
145
165
139
133
128
166
163
N/A
N/A
167
162
156
N/A
168
170
146
142
169
165
N/A
N/A
170
160
153
141
171
164
N/A
N/A
172
168
154
149
173
171
155
148
174
174
N/A
N/A
175
173
N/A
N/A
176
172
158
147
177
175
157
150

 

NOTES:
* – New breeds entered in AKC registry in 2013.
N/A – Breeds not yet AKC recognized during the year indicated.

Most Notable Dog Trends in 2013 Include:

  • Comeback canines! These rare breeds, which have been on the decline over the past decade, made strong gains in 2013. Giant Schnauzers rose from 96 to 83; Keeshonden from 103 to 86; Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers from 104 to 97; Irish Terriers from 132 to 123; Kerry Blue Terriers from 130 to 126; Lakeland Terriers from 137 to 134; Sussex Spaniels from 169 to 162; and Dandie Dinmont Terriers from 172 to 168.
  • In keeping with the popularity of large breeds, several members of the Working Group made double-digit gains over the past decade: Doberman Pinschers rose from 22 to 12; Great Danes from 27 to 16; and Bernese Mountain Dogs from 47 to 32.