The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2016

Today, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. For 26 years in a row, the Lab has been #1 on the list, which is determined by the AKC based on the number of registrations received. In fact, 2016’s top 6 breeds are the same as last year’s list. 

Rather than just tell you the rest of the breeds, we thought we’d show you. Here are 2016’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring 35 gorgeous DogWatch Dogs from across the country (and one Canadian dog, too)!

1. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers, clockwise from left: Hunter from DogWatch of Omaha, Marley from DFW DogWatch, Grizzly from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador and Molly from DogWatch of Upstate NY

Labrador Retrievers, clockwise from left: Hunter from DogWatch of Omaha, Marley from DFW DogWatch, Grizzly from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador and Molly from DogWatch of Upstate NY

2. German Shepherd

German Shepherd Dogs Shelby from DogWatch of Montana, Duke from DogWatch of Southeast Ohio and Max from DogWatch of Omaha

German Shepherd Dogs Shelby from DogWatch of Montana, Duke from DogWatch of Southeast Ohio and Max from DogWatch of Omaha

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers, clockwise from left: Buddy from DogWatch of Susquehanna Valley, Brooke from DogWatch of Omaha, Denard from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador and Roscoe from DogWatch of Columbus

Golden Retrievers, clockwise from left: Buddy from DogWatch of Susquehanna Valley, Brooke from DogWatch of Omaha, Denard from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador and Roscoe from DogWatch of Columbus

4. English Bulldog

English Bulldogs, clockwise from left: Bentley from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador, Smalls from DogWatch of Southeast Indiana, Lollie from Triad DogWatch and Remi from DogWatch of Colorado

English Bulldogs, clockwise from left: Bentley from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador, Smalls from DogWatch of Southeast Indiana, Lollie from Triad DogWatch and Remi from DogWatch of Colorado

5. Beagle

Beagles Sammi from DogWatch by K9 Keeper, Winnie of DogWatch of St. Louis and Turk from DogWatch of Southeastern Ontario

Beagles Sammi from DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing, Winnie of DogWatch of St. Louis and Turk from DogWatch of Southeastern Ontario

6. French Bulldog

French Bulldogs (or "Frenchies"), clockwise from left: Rocko from DogWatch of Omaha, Bob from Stateline DogWatch, Frenchie puppy from DogWatch of Upstate NY and Bunker from Jax DogWatch

French Bulldogs (or “Frenchies”), clockwise from left: Rocko from DogWatch of Omaha, Bob from Stateline DogWatch, Frenchie puppy from DogWatch of Upstate NY and Bunker from Jax DogWatch

7. Poodle

poodles

Poodles (clockwise from left): Pickett from DogWatch of Northeast Indiana, Rebel from DogWatch of Central Alabama, Arielle from DogWatch of Upstate, NY, and Daisy from DogWatch of Tampa Bay

8. Rottweiler

Rottweilers Phoenix, Abby from DogWatch of Colorado and Frankie from Atlanta/Athens DogWatch

Rottweilers Phoenix from our annual Halloween Contest, Abby from DogWatch of Colorado and Frankie from Atlanta/Athens DogWatch

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers (or "Yorkies") Rocko, Jake and Leo

Yorkshire Terriers (or “Yorkies”) Rocko from our annual Halloween Contest, Jake from Stateline DogWatch and Leo from DogWatch of Northern Colorado

10. Boxer

Boxers Milo from Kernersville, NC, Katie from Omaha, NE and Jack from Hamburg, MI.

Boxers Milo from Triad DogWatch, Katie from DogWatch of Omaha and Jack from DogWatch by Laughing Labrador.

 

To see the full list, visit AKC.org.

Want your DogWatch Dog to be featured on our blog? We’re always looking for great dog photos and stories to share with our readers. Share your favorite dog photo on our Facebook wall and tell us why your pup is the best!

Photo of Rebel the Toy Poodle courtesy of Connie Collum Photography, LLC of Trussville, AL. Photo of Phoenix the Rottweiler puppy from Jen Pen via Facebook and photo of Rocko the Yorkie Ghostbuster from jusrockluv via Instagram.

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