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Wondering how popular your pooch really is? Now you can find out. The most popular dog breeds of 2019 were released on May 1, 2020 (also National Purebred Dog Day) based on 2019 AKC registration statistics.

It may come as no surprise that the Labrador Retriever takes the top spot for the 29th year in a row, but other big movers and shakers include the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which broke into the top 10 this year for the first time ever. Other notable changes include the Icelandic Sheepdog, which jumped up 24 spots since last year.

So why do registration statistics matter? Registration is not only beneficial for your dog, but for dogs everywhere. The American Kennel Club and its affiliates have donated over $38 million to canine health research and $7 million to pet disaster relief. 

Additionally, the AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains a systematic and sustained investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts thousands of inspections each year to ensure compliance with standards that support the health, safety, and welfare of dogs and the environments in which they live.

2020 Most Popular Dog Breeds (Based on 2019 Stats)

BREED 2019
Retrievers (Labrador) 1
German Shepherd Dogs 2
Retrievers (Golden) 3
French Bulldogs 4
Bulldogs 5
Poodles 6
Beagles 7
Rottweilers 8
Pointers (German Shorthaired) 9
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 10
Dachshunds 11
Yorkshire Terriers 12
Australian Shepherds 13
Boxers 14
Siberian Huskies 15
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 16
Great Danes 17
Miniature Schnauzers 18
Doberman Pinschers 19
Shih Tzu 20
Boston Terriers 21
Havanese 22
Bernese Mountain Dogs 23
Pomeranians 24
Shetland Sheepdogs 25
Brittanys 26
Spaniels (English Springer) 27
Spaniels (Cocker) 28
Miniature American Shepherds 29
Cane Corso 30
Pugs 31
Mastiffs 32
Border Collies 33
Vizslas 34
Chihuahuas 35
Maltese 36
Basset Hounds 37
Collies 38
Weimaraners 39
Newfoundlands 40
Belgian Malinois 41
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 42
Bichons Frises 43
West Highland White Terriers 44
Shiba Inu 45
Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) 46
Akitas 47
St. Bernards 48
Portuguese Water Dogs 49
Spaniels (English Cocker) 50
Bloodhounds 51
Bullmastiffs 52
Papillons 53
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 54
Australian Cattle Dogs 55
Scottish Terriers 56
Whippets 57
Samoyeds 58
Dalmatians 59
Airedale Terriers 60
Bull Terriers 61
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 62
Pointers (German Wirehaired) 63
Alaskan Malamutes 64
Chinese Shar-Pei 65
Cardigan Welsh Corgis 66
Italian Greyhounds 67
Dogues de Bordeaux 68
Great Pyrenees 69
Old English Sheepdogs 70
Giant Schnauzers 71
Cairn Terriers 72
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs 73
Miniature Pinschers 74
Russell Terriers 75
Irish Wolfhounds 76
Chow Chows 77
Lhasa Apsos 78
Setters (Irish) 79
Chinese Crested 80
Coton de Tulear 81
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 82
Pekingese 83
Border Terriers 84
American Staffordshire Terriers 85
Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 86
Basenjis 87
Keeshonden 88
Spaniels (Boykin) 89
Lagotti Romagnoli 90
Rat Terriers 91
Bouviers des Flandres 92
Norwegian Elkhounds 93
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 94
Leonbergers 95
Brussels Griffons 96
Standard Schnauzers 97
Setters (English) 98
Fox Terriers (Wire) 99
Neapolitan Mastiffs 100
Tibetan Terriers 101
Norwich Terriers 102
Belgian Tervuren 103
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) 104
Borzois 105
Schipperkes 106
Toy Fox Terriers 107
Japanese Chin 108
Silky Terriers 109
Welsh Terriers 110
Afghan Hounds 111
Miniature Bull Terriers 112
Setters (Gordon) 113
Black Russian Terriers 114
Pointers 115
Spinoni Italiani 116
Tibetan Spaniels 117
Parson Russell Terriers 118
Irish Terriers 119
American Eskimo Dogs 120
Beaucerons 121
Fox Terriers (Smooth) 122
German Pinschers 123
American Hairless Terriers 124
Salukis 125
Belgian Sheepdogs 126
Boerboels 127
Tibetan Mastiffs 128
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 129
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) 130
Norfolk Terriers 131
Icelandic Sheepdogs 132
Kerry Blue Terriers 133
Spaniels (Clumber) 134
Briards 135
Bearded Collies 136
Xoloitzcuintli 137
Bluetick Coonhounds 138
English Toy Spaniels 139
Manchester Terriers 140
Black and Tan Coonhounds 141
Australian Terriers 142
Redbone Coonhounds 143
Spanish Water Dogs 144
Wirehaired Vizslas 145
Berger Picards 146
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 147
Lakeland Terriers 148
Scottish Deerhounds 149
Affenpinschers 150
Bedlington Terriers 151
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 152
Spaniels (Field) 153
Sealyham Terriers 154
Setters (Irish Red and White) 155
Pumik 156
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes 157
Lowchen 158
Swedish Vallhunds 159
Pulik 160
Pharaoh Hounds 161
Greyhounds 162
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) 163
Spaniels (American Water) 164
Finnish Lapphunds 165
Kuvaszok 166
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs 167
Glen of Imaal Terriers 168
Norwegian Buhunds 169
Spaniels (Irish Water) 170
Ibizan Hounds 171
Otterhounds 172
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs 173
Dandie Dinmont Terriers 174
American English Coonhounds 175
Spaniels (Sussex) 176
Plott Hounds 177
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens 178
Canaan Dogs 179
Bergamasco Sheepdogs 180
Komondorok 181
Pyrenean Shepherds 182
Finnish Spitz 183
Chinooks 184
Cirnechi dell’Etna 185
Harriers 186
Skye Terriers 187
Cesky Terriers 188
American Foxhounds 189
Azawakhs 190
Sloughis 191
Norwegian Lundehunds 192
English Foxhounds 193

Want to take a deeper dive into the rankings? Check out the biggest movers and shakers on the list.

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