2013 Top Ten Dog Breeds

Submitted by Veterinary Wellness Partners on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:15am

2013 Top Ten AKC Breeds


We recently received our latest copy of Trends magazine, a publication of the American Animal Hospital Association.  One of the articles that drew our attention lists the top ten dog breeds for 2013 according to the American Kennel Club.

Here is the list:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Bulldog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Dachshund

Interestingly enough, coming in at #11 is the French Bulldog.  This breed has had a dramatic increase in registrations since 2003.  

Another interesting fact is that the Labrador Retriever tops the list for the 23rd consecutive year.  One other trend of note: large breed dogs have experienced a rise in popularity over the past 5 years. The article cites an improving economy as the possible reason for this increase.


Article adapted for Orrville Veterinary Clinic and Published by Dr. Jeffrey Fink

This article is based upon an article published in Trends Magazine on page 15 of the April 2014 edition.