Most popular dog breeds in the US

We recently looked into which breeds are becoming more popular in the US. Of course the cross-breeds like Labradoodle and Pomsky are new favorites, but the traditional breeds we all know and love, still top out the list. The AKC releases this data each year on dog breeds which highlights not only the current top dogs, but also the annual breed popularity trends.

Here are the top 10 most popular dog breeds based on registration data by year:

BREED
2013
2012
2008
2003
Labrador Retrievers
1
1
1
1
German Shepherd Dogs
2
2
3
4
Golden Retrievers
3
3
4
2
Beagles
4
4
5
3
Bulldogs
5
5
8
16
Yorkshire Terriers
6
6
2
6
Boxers
7
7
6
7
Poodles
8
8
9
8
Rottweilers
9
9
14
15
Dachshunds
10
10
7
5

It looks like German Shepherds, Bulldogs, and Rottweilers have all risen in popularity over the last 10 years. It will be very interesting to see how cross-breeds fit into this list in coming years.

You can see the complete list of all the top dog breeds at on the official AKC site here.

They also have a list of the most popular dogs by city in the U.S..

Dogs are People Too!

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Dogs Are People Too

The New York Times on Sunday posted a very interesting article regarding research on dog’s brains. This was the first time an MRI was performed on a fully alert dog and the results were very interesting. Although anyone who has been around dogs knows that they do experience emotional reactions and behaviors, this is the first scientific evidence of just how much dogs are like their owners. We would love to see more of this type of research especially around dog dreaming as it’s always looked very clear that dogs are running or chasing things while asleep. Hopefully this will lead to improved treatment by humans of our 4 legged friends.

Read the full article here on the New York Times website.

I can has hotdog?

There definitely needs to be more loldogs. I can has cheezburger has some of the funniest photos, but not enough dogs! So we made one with this cute puppy below. Click for the full image and have a great day!

I can has hotdog?

I can has hotdog?