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