The Results Are In! Is Your Favorite Breed In The Top 13 For 2015?

The Results Are In! Is Your Favorite Breed In The Top 13 For 2015?

The results are in for the top breeds in 2015! The American Kennel Club (aka AKC) has announced the definitive breed rankings for 2015 and there were some surprises this year! Check out the top 13 (and full list) to see where your favorite breed ranked!

#13 The Dachshund

Image Credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Dachshund_longhaired_puppy.jpgDachshunds came in at number thirteen this year. That’s down from #11 in 2014 and #10 in 2013. While there may be a handful of breeds outranking dachshunds for 2015, they still reign high on the list as one of the most desirable furry friends you could possibly ask for. Known for their big personalities and loving nature towards the people they love, we’re glad to see dachshunds still ranking high on the list of most desirable breeds in the USA.

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#12 The Siberian Husky

Siberian_Husky_with_Blue_EyesSiberian Huskies moved up to number twelve this year from #13 in 2014 and #14 in 2013. They seem to be gaining steady momentum, becoming more popular each year. These loyal, mischievous dogs certainly make life more interesting for the humans and it seems all of America is enjoying them more and more. It looks like they will be a breed to watch in the coming years as they continue to gain popularity.

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#11 The German Shorthaired Pointer

Duitse_staande_korthaar_10-10-2Pointers (German Shorthaired, specifically) came in at number eleven this year. That’s up from #12 in 2014 and #13 in 2013. These friendly, smart dogs are full of energy and ready to please and as they gain momentum just behind Siberian Huskies each year, it seems they are on a steady rise as well. These are dogs to keep an eye on in the coming years as America falls more and more in love with the breed.

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#10 The Boxer

Boxer_puppy_fawn_portraiBoxers came in at number ten this year in the AKC rankings. They went down a couple slots from #8 in 2014 and #7 in 2013. These active, fun-loving dogs still rank high in the hearts of Americans. Any boxer lover will tell you what goof balls Boxers are and for that reason, we have a feeling these pups will continue to stick around among the top ranked breeds for years to come.

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#9 The Rottweiler

Rottweiler_kopf_2Rottweilers came in at number nine this year. That’s up from #10 in 2014 and back to the same number they ranked in 2013. These confident, loyal dogs seem to have a pretty solid place in the USA. If you’ve heard the saying, “slow and steady wins the race” that just may apply to these pups who consistently rank in the top AKC top 10 breeds.

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#8 The Poodle

Standard_poodle_apricotAnother consistent breed, the Poodle came in at number eight this year. That’s down from #7 in 2014 but back to where they were in 2013 when they also ranked at #8. These active, smart canines seem to have a pretty solid place in America too. They consistently rank highly, being one of the top breeds in the USA for many years.

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Continue to page 2 to see which breeds came in at numbers 1-7 in the AKC rankings along with a full list of the AKC’s rankings to see where your favorite ranked, even if they weren’t one of the top breeds this year!

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#7 The Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire_terrier_R_001The Yorkshire Terrier came in at number seven this year. That’s down just one point from the previous two years, when they ranked at #6 in 2014 and 2013. These little affectionate, sprightly pups have endeared themselves to Americans for years and they are one of those breeds that just isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With their adorable hair-do’s, willingness to play dress up, and great personalities, yorkies continue to be a beloved favorite.

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#6 The French Bulldog

Henio_French_BulldogFrench Bulldogs made some major movement this year, coming in at number six. In 2014 they ranked at #9 and in 2013 they came in at #11. These smart and playful Frenchies are taking the world by storm and quickly rising in popularity. They are a breed to watch out for in the years to come, with their big ears and smooshed faces, these dogs are going places!

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#5 The Beagle

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Beagles continue to steal hearts this year, coming in at number five this year, which is the same as in 2014 and just one point down from 2013. These curious, friendly pups continue to score high as they hold their popularity. You may remember Miss. P who won the Westminster in 2014. Some were concerned her win may draw poorly suited people to beagles, but it seems beagles are just holding steady with so many people who have always loved them.

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#4 The Bulldog

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Bulldogs came in at number four this year in the AKC rankings, which is the same as they were in 2014 and one point higher than in 2013 when they came in at #5. These calm, courageous, yet friendly pups continue to hold their spot thanks to their good looks and wonderful personalities.

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#3 The Golden Retriever

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Golden retrievers came in at number three this year. That’s the exact same slot they’ve held on to in 2014 and 2013 too which shows how solid these golden pups are in the USA. Their friendly, devoted personalities and beautiful golden locks make them a wonderful family dog, which is surely part of their popularity. Goldens have had the hearts of Americans for many years and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon!

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#2 The German Shepherd Dog

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German Shepherd Dogs ranked at #2 this year, which is the same place they’ve held in 2014 and 2013 as well. These loyal, intelligent, active dogs make great members of the family. Some even report they think their GSD’s understand every word they say. These beautiful dogs continue to hold their place as the number two most popular breed in the USA according to the AKC.

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#1 The Labrador Retriever

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Labrador retrievers came in at #1 once again as America’s most popular breed with the AKC! This is the same spot they’ve held in 2014 and 2013 as well. Known for their sweet temperaments and desire to do pretty much anything with their families – especially if it involves water, these black, yellow, and chocolate pups have captured the hearts of Americans.

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See the full list here:

BREED 2015 2014 2013
RETRIEVERS (LABRADOR) 1 1 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS 2 2 2
RETRIEVERS (GOLDEN) 3 3 3
BULLDOGS 4 4 5
BEAGLES 5 5 4
FRENCH BULLDOGS 6 9 11
YORKSHIRE TERRIERS 7 6 6
POODLES 8 7 8
ROTTWEILERS 9 10 9
BOXERS 10 8 7
POINTERS (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED) 11 12 13
SIBERIAN HUSKIES 12 13 14
DACHSHUNDS 13 11 10
DOBERMAN PINSCHERS 14 14 12
GREAT DANES 15 15 16
MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS 16 16 17
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS 17 18 20
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS 18 19 18
SHIH TZU 19 17 15
PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS 20 22 24
POMERANIANS 21 20 19
BOSTON TERRIERS 22 23 23
SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS 23 21 21
HAVANESE 24 25 25
MASTIFFS 25 26 26
BRITTANYS 26 27 30
SPANIELS (ENGLISH SPRINGER) 27 28 28
CHIHUAHUAS 28 24 22
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS 29 32 32
SPANIELS (COCKER) 30 30 29
MALTESE 31 29 27
VIZSLAS 32 34 34
PUGS 33 33 31
WEIMARANERS 34 35 33
CANE CORSO 35 48 50
COLLIES 36 36 35
NEWFOUNDLANDS 37 37 37
BORDER COLLIES 38 40 44
BASSET HOUNDS 39 42 41
RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS 40 39 39
WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIERS 41 38 36
RETRIEVERS (CHESAPEAKE BAY) 42 41 43
BULLMASTIFFS 43 45 40
BICHONS FRISES 44 44 40
SHIBA INU 45 47 46
AKITAS 46 46 45
SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIERS 47 49 51
PAPILLONS 48 43 38
BLOODHOUNDS 49 50 48
ST. BERNARDS 50 51 47
BELGIAN MALINOIS 51 60 60
PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS 52 52 49
AIREDALE TERRIERS 53 57 56
ALASKAN MALAMUTES 54 54 57
BULL TERRIERS 55 53 52
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS 56 55 58
WHIPPETS 57 56 59
SCOTTISH TERRIERS 58 59 55
CHINESE SHAR-PEI 59 58 54
SPANIELS (ENGLISH COCKER) 60 62 62
SAMOYEDS 61 68 67
DALMATIANS 62 66 64
DOGUES DE BORDEAUX 63 63 65
MINIATURE PINSCHERS 64 61 53
LHASA APSOS 65 67 63
WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFONS 66 76 80
GREAT PYRENEES 67 75 69
POINTERS (GERMAN WIREHAIRED) 68 71 71
IRISH WOLFHOUNDS 69 72 73
CAIRN TERRIERS 70 69 61
ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS 71 74 66
SETTERS (IRISH) 72 73 72
CHOW CHOWS 73 70 70
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS 74 77 78
CHINESE CRESTED 75 65 68
CARDIGAN WELSH CORGIS 76 78 75
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS 77 84 76
GREATER SWISS MOUNTAIN DOGS 78 80 74
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS 79 79 79
PEKINGESE 80 82 77
GIANT SCHNAUZERS 81 83 83
BORDER TERRIERS 82 85 81
BOUVIERS DES FLANDRES 83 81 82
KEESHONDEN 84 87 86
COTON DE TULEAR 85 31
RETRIEVERS (FLAT-COATED) 86 92 94
BASENJIS 87 86 85
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUNDS 88 103 103
BORZOIS 89 102 99
TIBETAN TERRIERS 90 88 88
STANDARD SCHNAUZERS 91 90 90
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOGS 92 94 93
LEONBERGERS 93 104 98
FOX TERRIERS (WIRE) 94 95 96
BRUSSELS GRIFFONS 95 91 84
SETTERS (ENGLISH) 96 89 91
JAPANESE CHIN 97 93 87
BELGIAN TERVUREN 98 110 108
RETRIEVERS (NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING) 99 99 97
AFGHAN HOUNDS 100 98 95
RAT TERRIERS 101 111
SILKY TERRIERS 102 101 92
NORWICH TERRIERS 103 97 89
RUSSELL TERRIERS 104 105 102
SETTERS (GORDON) 105 100 105
NEAPOLITAN MASTIFFS 106 114 111
SPANIELS (BOYKIN) 107 108 121
WELSH TERRIERS 108 106 104
SCHIPPERKES 109 109 109
TOY FOX TERRIERS 110 115 107
PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS 111 116 100
SPINONI ITALIANI 112 118 117
IRISH TERRIERS 113 125 123
POINTERS 114 119 114
TIBETAN SPANIELS 115 122 106
BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS 116 127 118
TREEING WALKER COONHOUNDS 117 112 101
AMERICAN ESKIMO DOGS 118 120 110
BEARDED COLLIES 119 121 112
BELGIAN SHEEPDOGS 120 123 119
MINIATURE BULL TERRIERS 121 129 125
FOX TERRIERS (SMOOTH) 122 124 116
BLUETICK COONHOUNDS 123 130 128
KERRY BLUE TERRIERS 124 128 126
AUSTRALIAN TERRIERS 125 139 122
BOERBOELS 126 64
BLACK AND TAN COONHOUNDS 127 126 113
SPANIELS (WELSH SPRINGER) 128 133 124
ENGLISH TOY SPANIELS 129 138 135
BRIARDS 130 132 127
NORFOLK TERRIERS 131 131 129
SALUKIS 132 134 115
TIBETAN MASTIFFS 133 135 132
SPANIELS (CLUMBER) 134 143 131
XOLOITZCUINTLI 135 142 139
AFFENPINSCHERS 136 144 143
MANCHESTER TERRIERS 137 136 120
GERMAN PINSCHERS 138 141 130
REDBONE COONHOUNDS 139 148 133
ICELANDIC SHEEPDOGS 140 146 142
LAKELAND TERRIERS 141 149 134
BEAUCERONS 142 145 152
PETITS BASSETS GRIFFONS VENDEENS 143 150 138
SPANIELS (IRISH WATER) 144 152 141
SPANIELS (FIELD) 145 137 140
BEDLINGTON TERRIERS 146 140 137
GREYHOUNDS 147 147 148
SETTERS (IRISH RED AND WHITE) 148 155 145
PLOTTS 149 154 149
KUVASZOK 150 161 150
RETRIEVERS (CURLY-COATED) 151 163 163
SCOTTISH DEERHOUNDS 152 157 165
PORTUGUESE PODENGO PEQUENOS 153 166 153
PULIK 154 151 136
SWEDISH VALLHUNDS 155 158 147
WIREHAIRED VIZSLAS 156 107
SPANIELS (AMERICAN WATER) 157 160 144
SEALYHAM TERRIERS 158 169 158
ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOGS 159 153 155
IBIZAN HOUNDS 160 159 151
LOWCHEN 161 165 154
CIRNECHI DELL’ETNA 162 117
KOMONDOROK 163 168 159
POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOGS 164 170 157
NORWEGIAN BUHUNDS 165 172 166
AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUNDS 166 156 146
SPANISH WATER DOGS 167 113
GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS 168 162 167
FINNISH LAPPHUNDS 169 173 171
CANAAN DOGS 170 176 164
PHARAOH HOUNDS 171 164 160
DANDIE DINMONT TERRIERS 172 167 168
SPANIELS (SUSSEX) 173 175 162
BERGAMASCO 174 96
SKYE TERRIERS 175 177 161
PYRENEAN SHEPHERDS 176 178 169
CHINOOKS 177 171 156
FINNISH SPITZ 178 174 170
CESKY TERRIERS 179 182 174
OTTERHOUNDS 180 179 172
AMERICAN FOXHOUNDS 181 180 176
NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUNDS 182 184 175
HARRIERS 183 181 173
ENGLISH FOXHOUNDS 184 183 177

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