The Most Popular (and Least Popular) AKC Breeds of 2008

February 19th, 2009 by Dan

It’s time again to give you the rundown on the most popular and least popular American Kennel Club recognized breeds. You can see last year’s numbers here to compare! As you’ll see, there isn’t much of a change within the top 10…..

Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2008 (based on registration)

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier

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3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer

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7. Dachshund
8. Bulldog

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9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

For all you Lab lovers out there, this breed has now held onto the #1 spot for 18 years! Now onto some of the lesser known dogs….

Least Popular Breeds For 2008 (based on registration)
10. Swedish Vallhund
9. Canaan Dog

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8. Komondor
7. Sealyham Terrier
6. Finnish Spitz

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5. Otterhound
4. Harrier
3. Glen of Imaal Terrier

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2. English Foxhound
1. American Foxhound

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