american kennel club names most popular dog breeds gi Most popular dog breeds announced by American Kennel ClubThe American Kennel Club has released their annual list of the most popular dog breeds, and the Labrador Retriever continues to reign supreme. The Lab has sat atop the list for over 20 years and show no signs up giving up the top spot. The top breeds are determined by dog registration statistics.

The only real movement in the top ten breeds was Golden Retrievers moving up one spot to #3, Yorkshire Terriers dropping a notch to #6, and Rottweilers moving up from #10 to #9. Dachshunds have been on a decline since 2002, when they ranked #5, having fallen to #10 in 2012.

The top ten dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club, are:

1. Labrador Retrievers
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Golden Retrievers
4. Beagles
5. Bulldogs
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Boxers
8. Poodles
9. Rottweilers
10. Dachshunds

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