Once again, the French Bulldog took San Francisco’s top spot in the 2016 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.
“The nation’s love for French Bulldogs is evident in San Francisco,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “The playful, smart breed tops the charts in the City by the Bay for the second year in a row.”
San Francisco’s Top 5 Breeds for 2016
* Registration data pulled from San Francisco’s zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
True to the diversity of San Francisco, there were notable favorites among the city’s distinct neighborhoods:
- Soma: French Bulldog
- Castro: Golden Retriever
- Portrero: Golden Retriever
- Pacific Heights: French Bulldog
- Nopa: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Nob Hill: French Bulldog
- The Mission: French Bulldog
We also announced our nationwide rankings today in a press conference at our new pet care space, AKC Canine Retreat. The intelligent, family friendly Labrador Retriever firmly holds on to the number one spot on the most popular list for a record-breaking 26th consecutive year.
While the Labrador Retriever continues its reign as America’s dog, the Rottweiler has been slowly but surely rising up the list over the past decade. The confident, loyal and loving Rottie was the eighth most popular breed in the nation in 2016, its highest ranking since landing at number two in 1997. The Rottweiler has risen nine spots over the past decade and is poised for a comeback.
Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2016