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AKC registration continues to expand for the sixth year in a row. The most popular dog breeds of 2018 were released on March 20, 2019, according to AKC registration statistics.

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.

Below is the full list of dog breeds ranked by registration.

Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2018

BREED

2018

Retrievers (Labrador)                             

1

German Shepherd Dogs                              

2

Retrievers (Golden)                               

3

French Bulldogs                                   

4

Bulldogs                                          

5

Beagles                                           

6

Poodles                                           

7

Rottweilers                                       

8

Pointers (German Shorthaired)                     

9

Yorkshire Terriers                                

10

Boxers                                            

11

Dachshunds                                        

12

Pembroke Welsh Corgis                             

13

Siberian Huskies                                  

14

Australian Shepherds                              

15

Great Danes                                       

16

Doberman Pinschers                                

17

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels                    

18

Miniature Schnauzers                              

19

Shih Tzu                                          

20

Boston Terriers                                   

21

Bernese Mountain Dogs                             

22

Pomeranians                                       

23

Havanese                                          

24

Shetland Sheepdogs                                

25

Brittanys                                         

26

Spaniels (English Springer)                       

27

Pugs                                              

28

Mastiffs                                          

29

Spaniels (Cocker)                                 

30

Vizslas                                           

31

Cane Corso                                        

32

Chihuahuas                                        

33

Miniature American Shepherds                      

34

Border Collies                                    

35

Weimaraners                                       

36

Maltese                                           

37

Collies                                           

38

Basset Hounds                                     

39

Newfoundlands                                     

40

Rhodesian Ridgebacks                              

41

West Highland White Terriers                      

42

Belgian Malinois                                  

43

Shiba Inu                                         

44

Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay)                       

45

Bichons Frises                                    

46

Akitas                                            

47

St. Bernards                                      

48

Bloodhounds                                       

49

Portuguese Water Dogs                             

50

Bullmastiffs                                      

51

Spaniels (English Cocker)                         

52

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers                      

53

Papillons                                         

54

Australian Cattle Dogs                            

55

Dalmatians                                        

56

Scottish Terriers                                 

57

Alaskan Malamutes                                 

58

Samoyeds                                          

59

Airedale Terriers                                 

60

Whippets                                          

61

Bull Terriers                                     

62

Pointers (German Wirehaired)                      

63

Chinese Shar-Pei                                  

64

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons                      

65

Great Pyrenees                                    

66

Dogues de Bordeaux                                

67

Cardigan Welsh Corgis                             

68

Cairn Terriers                                    

69

Miniature Pinschers                               

70

Lhasa Apsos                                       

71

Old English Sheepdogs                             

72

Italian Greyhounds                                

73

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs                       

74

Chow Chows                                        

75

Irish Wolfhounds                                  

76

Setters (Irish)                                   

77

Giant Schnauzers                                  

78

Chinese Crested                                   

79

Staffordshire Bull Terriers                       

80

Coton de Tulear                                   

81

Russell Terriers                                  

82

Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)             

83

Bouviers des Flandres                             

84

American Staffordshire Terriers                   

85

Rat Terriers                                      

86

Basenjis                                          

87

Border Terriers                                   

88

Standard Schnauzers                               

89

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs                           

90

Retrievers (Flat-Coated)                          

91

Pekingese                                         

92

Leonbergers                                       

93

Setters (English)                                 

94

Keeshonden                                        

95

Tibetan Terriers                                  

96

Norwegian Elkhounds                               

97

Brussels Griffons                                 

98

Lagotti Romagnoli                                 

99

Spaniels (Boykin)                                 

100

Fox Terriers (Wire)                               

101

Neapolitan Mastiffs                               

102

Borzois                                           

103

Japanese Chin                                     

104

Schipperkes                                       

105

Belgian Tervuren                                  

106

Welsh Terriers                                    

107

Norwich Terriers                                  

108

Spinoni Italiani                                  

109

Miniature Bull Terriers                           

110

Toy Fox Terriers                                  

111

Silky Terriers                                    

112

Afghan Hounds                                     

113

Pointers                                          

114

Setters (Gordon)                                  

115

Irish Terriers                                    

116

Parson Russell Terriers                           

117

Black Russian Terriers                            

118

Tibetan Spaniels                                  

119

Salukis                                           

120

Boerboels                                         

121

American Eskimo Dogs                              

122

Fox Terriers (Smooth)                             

123

Beaucerons                                        

124

Belgian Sheepdogs                                 

125

Norfolk Terriers                                  

126

Bearded Collies                                   

127

Spaniels (Welsh Springer)                         

128

Kerry Blue Terriers                               

129

Bluetick Coonhounds                               

130

Tibetan Mastiffs                                  

131

Briards                                           

132

Manchester Terriers                               

133

German Pinschers                                  

134

English Toy Spaniels                              

135

American Hairless Terriers                        

136

Treeing Walker Coonhounds                         

137

Black and Tan Coonhounds                          

138

Australian Terriers                               

139

Xoloitzcuintli                                    

140

Bedlington Terriers                               

141

Redbone Coonhounds                                

142

Spaniels (Clumber)                                

143

Berger Picards                                    

144

Greyhounds                                        

145

Setters (Irish Red and White)                     

146

Lakeland Terriers                                 

147

Affenpinschers                                    

148

Spaniels (Field)                                  

149

Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes                        

150

Pumik                                             

151

Ibizan Hounds                                     

152

Spanish Water Dogs                                

153

Portuguese Podengo Pequenos                       

154

Icelandic Sheepdogs                               

155

Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens                  

156

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs                         

157

Scottish Deerhounds                               

158

Spaniels (Irish Water)                            

159

Pulik                                             

160

Finnish Lapphunds                                 

161

Retrievers (Curly-Coated)                         

162

Kuvaszok                                          

163

Sealyham Terriers                                 

164

Norwegian Buhunds                                 

165

Spaniels (American Water)                         

166

Wirehaired Vizslas                                

167

Lowchen                                           

168

Swedish Vallhunds                                 

169

Polish Lowland Sheepdogs                          

170

Plotts                                            

171

Pharaoh Hounds                                    

172

Komondorok                                        

173

Glen of Imaal Terriers                            

174

American English Coonhounds                       

175

Dandie Dinmont Terriers                           

176

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens                     

177

Skye Terriers                                     

178

Canaan Dogs                                       

179

Spaniels (Sussex)                                 

180

Pyrenean Shepherds                                

181

Otterhounds                                       

182

Cirnechi dell’Etna                                

183

Finnish Spitz                                     

184

Cesky Terriers                                    

185

American Foxhounds                                

186

Bergamasco Sheepdogs                              

187

English Foxhounds                                 

188

Harriers                                          

189

Chinooks                                          

190

Norwegian Lundehunds                              

191

Sloughis                                          

192

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