Trends Noticed on the AKC List of Top Ten Dog Breeds Registered in 2010

Yesterday, we published the list of the top ten breeds registered with the AKC in 2010.  The breeds included in the top ten did not change, although a few changed places (Beagle/Golden Retriever, and (Boxer/Bulldog).  Here are a few more trends noted by the AKC.

Breeds that made the biggest leap forward:

  • French Bulldog from 71 to 21 (the biggest leap in the pack)
  • Havanese from 86 to 31
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from 54 to 23
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon from 108 to 93
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from 101 to 99
  • Smooth Fox Terrier from 123 to 110

Breeds that had been declining but took a step forward this year

  • Keeshonden from 102 to 87
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog from 115 to 109

Bully breeds are on the rise

  • Bull Terrier from 78 to 53
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier from 97 to 74

Larger breeds are making big strides (must be those long legs!)

  • Great Dane from 28 to 17
  • Mastiff from 39 to 28
  • Newfoundland from 53 to 44
  • Bernese Mountain Dog from 58 to 39
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from 104 to 88

How did the new breeds do?  The people have voted, and they say, “the bigger the better!”

  • Leonberger debuted at spot 33
  • Cane Corso:  ranked 51
  • Icelandic Sheepdog:  82nd

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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