Most popular dog breeds in 2013

The AKC releases a list of dog registration statistics each year, revealing the most popular dogs of the breed. The list for 2013 is here, and even if there weren’t changes in the top ten, positions eleven to twenty saw many differences from 2012. 

 Breed  2013  2012  2008  2003
 Labrador Retriever  1  1  1  1
 German Shepherd  2 2  3  4
 Golden Retriever  3 3 4 2
 Beagle  4 4  5  3
 Bulldog  5 5  8  16
 Yorkshire Terrier  6  6 2  6
 Boxer  7  7  6  7
 Poodle  8  8 9  8
 Rottweiler  9  9 14  15
 Dachshund  10  10  7  5
 French Bulldog  11 14 26  54
 Doberman Pincher  12 12 18  22
 German Shorthair Pointer  13 15  16  21
 Siberian Husky  14 16 23  23
 Shih Tzu  15  11  10  9
 Great Dane  16  17  22  27
 Miniature Schnauzer  17  13  11  11
 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel  18  20  25  35
 Pomeranian 19 19  13  13
 Australian Shepherds  20  22  29  34

Some breeds have been on decline over the past decade but made strong gains in 2013. Giant Schnauzers rose from position 96 to 83. Keeshonden climbed from 103 to 86, and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever from 104 to 97.