AKC Dog Breeds
Ranked from Most to Least Popular

“Two new dog breeds were added to the AKC breeds list in 2013, including the Russell Terrier and Treeing Walker Coonhound”

The AKC Dog Breeds list for 2013 ranks the popularity of AKC registered breeds based on registration statistics, with links to pictures, details on size, color, temperament, health, training and more. The following list of dog breeds is updated for 2013, including 2 newly recognized breeds. The list is ranked from most popular dog breeds to the least popular.

Now in its 129th year, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) tracks registration statistics on purebred dogs. two new dog breeds were added to the AKC breeds list in 2013, including the Russell Terrier, Treeing Walker Coonhound.

For help choosing a dog to fit your lifestyle, our dog breeds page has a list of questions to help you make a decision. Return to this list to learn more about individual breeds when you are ready.

If you are interested in a Yorkipoo, a Labradoodle or another “designer dog,” learn more about designer dog breeds and hybrid dogs before making your decision. There really is more to think about than you might imagine.

If you have allergy sufferers in your house, learn about hypoallergenic dogs like the Poodle, Shih-Tzu or Yorkshire Terrier. Is there really such a thing as a “hypoallergenic” dog? Learn more before you leap.

NOTE: For more information on any of these AKC Dog Breeds, click the breed name.

List of AKC Dog Breeds

2013 AKC Rank

Top 10 Dog Breeds

Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd
Golden Retrievers
Beagle
Bulldog
Yorkshire Terrier
Boxer
Poodle
Rottweiler
Dachshund
French Bulldog
Doberman Pinscher
German Shorthaired Pointer
Siberian Husky
Shih Tzu
Great Dane
Miniature Schnauzer
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Pomeranian
Australian Shepherd
Shetland Sheepdog
Chihuahua
Boston Terrier
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Havanese
Mastiff
Maltese

English Springer Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Brittany
Pug
Bernese Mountain Dog
Weimaraner
Vizsla

Collie
West Highland White Terrier
Newfoundland
Papillon
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Bichons Frise
Basset Hound
Bullmastiff
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Border Collie
Akita Dog
Shiba Inu Dog
Saint Bernard
Bloodhound
Portuguese Water Dog
Cane Corso
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Chinese Shar-Pei
Scottish Terrier
Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Cattle Dog
Whippet Dogs
Belgian Malinois
Cairn Terrier
English Cocker Spaniel
Lhasa Apso
Dalmatian
Dogue de Bordeaux
Italian Greyhound
Samoyed Dog
Chinese Crested
Great Pyrenees Dogs
Chow Chow
German Wirehaired Pointer
Irish Setter
Irish Wolfhound
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
American Staffordshire Terrier
Pekingese Dogs
Old English Sheepdog
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Border Terrier
Bouviers des Flandres
Giant Schnauzer
Brussels Griffon
Basenji
Keeshond
Japanese Chin Dog
Tibetan Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
English Setter
Silky Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Flat-Coated Retriever
Afghan Hound
Wire Fox Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Leonberger
Borzois
Parson Russell Terrier
Treeing Walker Coonhound
**Russell Terrier**
Norwegian Elkhound
Welsh Terrier
Gordon Setter
Tibetan Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier
Belgian Tervuren
Schipperke
American Eskimo Dog
Neapolitan Mastiff
Bearded Collie
Black and Tan Coonhound
Pointer Dog
Saluki
Smooth Coated Fox Terrier
Spinoni Italiani
Black Russian Terrier
Belgian Sheepdog
Manchester Terrier
Boykin Spaniel
Australian Terrier
Irish Terrier
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Miniature Bull Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Briard Dog
Bluetick Coonhound
Norfolk Terrier
German Pinscher
Clumber Spaniel
Tibetan Mastiff
Redbone Coonhound
Lakeland Terrier
English Toy Spaniel
Puli Dog
Bedlington Terrier
Petits Bassets Griffon Vendeen
**Xoloitzcuintli**
Field Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel
Icelandic Sheepdog
Affenpinscher
American Water Spaniel
Irish Red and White Setter
American English Coonhound
Swedish Vallhund
Greyhound Dog
Plott Hound
Kuvasz
Ibizan Hound
Beauceron Dog
**Portuguese Podengo Pequenos**
Lowchen
**Entlebucher Mountain Dog**
**Chinooks**
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Sealyham Terrier
Komondor Dog
Pharaoh Hound
Skye Terrier
Sussex Spaniel
Curly Coated Retriever
Canaan Dog
Scottish Deerhound
Norwegian Buhund
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Pyrenean Shepherd
Finnish Spitz
**Finnish Lapphund**
Otterhound
Harrier Dog
**Cesky Terrier**
**Norwegian Lundehund**
American Foxhound
English Foxhound
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Labrador RetrieverLabrador Retriever – #1German Shepherd

German Shepherd – #2

Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever – #3

Beagle
Beagle – #4

Bulldog
Bulldog – #5

Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier – #6

Boxer Dogs
Boxer Dogs – #7

Poodle
Poodle – #8

Rottweiler
Rottweiler – #9

Dachshund
Dachshund – #10

**Added to AKC Dog Breeds Registry for the first time in 2012

*Added to AKC Registry for the first time in 2011

This
AKC dog breeds list only includes purebred dog breeds recognized by the
AKC. The list is ranked by popularity based on the AKC’s 2013
registration statistics.

There are hundreds more to choose from, including designer dogs, hybrid dogs, hypoallergenic dogs, other popular mixed dog breeds
or breeds listed through the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service®, i.e.,
purebred breeds not currently registrable with the American Kennel Club.

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