Dog breeds

The most popular dog breeds of 2021

Once again, the Labrador Retriever tops the list as the most popular dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). This is the 31st year in a row that the Labrador Retriever has held the top spot. . The AKC credits the breed’s temperament and versatility as the reason for its continued popularity. The most notable development on this year’s list has been the poodle, making a return to the top 5 for the first time since 1997. While dog ownership rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially since Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems the types of dogs Americans are adopting have remained mostly the same. The AKC says the 2021 roster is very similar to the 2020 roster. Some of the biggest movers, however, are the Field Spaniel, which moved up 24 spots. 136, and the Puli, which fell 21 places to no. 164. The highest ranked breed to debut in 2021 was the Biewer Terrier at no. 83.Below are the top 25 most popular dog breeds of 2021:Labrador RetrieversFrench BulldogsGolden Retrievers German Shepherd DogsPoodlesBulldogsBeaglesRottweilersPointers (German Shorthaired)DachshundsPembroke Welsh CorgisAustralian ShepherdsYorkshire TerriersBoxersCavalier King Charles SpanielsDoberman PinschersGreat DanesMiniature SchnauzersSiberian HuskiesBernese Mountain DogsCane CorsoShih TzuBoston TerriersPomeraniansHavaneseClick here for the full list.

Once again, the Labrador Retriever tops the list as the most popular dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

This is the 31st year in a row that the Labrador Retriever has held the top spot. The AKC credits the breed’s temperament and versatility as the reason for its continued popularity.

The most notable development on this year’s list was the poodle, returning to the top 5 for the first time since 1997.

While dog ownership rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems the types of dogs Americans get have mostly stayed the same.

The AKC says the 2021 roster is very similar to the 2020 roster. Some of the biggest movers, however, are the Field Spaniel, which moved up 24 spots. 136, and the Puli, which fell 21 places to no. 164.

The top-ranked breed to debut in 2021 was the Biewer Terrier at no. 83.

Below are the top 25 most popular dog breeds of 2021:

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. french bulldogs
  3. Golden retriever
  4. german shepherd dogs
  5. Poodles
  6. bulldogs
  7. Beagles
  8. Rottweiler
  9. Pointers (German Shorthair)
  10. Dachshunds
  11. Pembroke Welsh Corgis
  12. australian shepherds
  13. Yorkshire Terriers
  14. Boxers
  15. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
  16. Doberman Pinscher
  17. Great Danes
  18. Miniature Schnauzers
  19. Siberian Huskies
  20. Bernese mountain dog
  21. Cane Corso
  22. Shih Tzu
  23. boston terriers
  24. Pomeranians
  25. havanese

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