Sometimes, when you are just sitting around, thinking about Important Stuff, you have probably asked yourself "Why am I here?" or "What is the meaning of life?" or "What are the ten most popular dog breeds?" Well, I can't really answer the first two questions, but luckily, I have all the inside scoop on the third one.
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
10. Shih Tzu
The Portuguese Water Dog has moved up from 80th to 60th in the last 10 years, which shows that this breed was already getting more popular even before Bo became the First Dog.
I also checked out Houston, my hometown, and the top five breeds there are labs, yorkies, GSDs, bulldogs, and boxers.
One other city I looked at was San Francisco, and I was surprised to find that French bulldogs are 3rd there, after labs and yorkies. Then goldens are 4th and bulldogs are 5th.
Anyway, if you want to check out the top five dog breeds in your own city, you can go here: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=4044
Anyway, even though I knew we weren't Extremely Popular, I was still shocked, when I looked at the ranking for basenjis, to find out we had dropped to 88th in 2009, after being 69th in 1999. Of course, we are a long way from being the least popular breed, like the English Foxhound is, but it kind of hurt my feelings to know that people don't like us as much as they used to. Everybody likes to be popular, after all. Luckily, Mom still loves me and Gabe, and she says we are the perfect breed for her. Also Mom says that the AKC won't tell you this, but the very, very most popular dog breed in America is Mutt.
this website to do it.