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The 1880s was the only decade that the English Setter reigned as the number-one breed and it remained in the top ten for four decades, but hasn’t been in the top ten since the 1910s. Irish Setters, the number-two breed of the decade, fell to number seven in the 1890s and then did not make the top ten until 1970s when it ranked number six. Three of the breeds in the decade’s top ten would never make the list again: Irish Water Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and Mastiffs.

English Setters








Irish Setters





Irish Water Spaniels

Gordon Setters



Fox Terriers