Americas Most Popular Dog Breeds, Rankings List 2017

Americas Most Popular Dog Breeds

AKC’s Rankings List 2017

Many factors go into a future pet owner’s decision on which dog to adopt, and a dog breed’s popularity may be one of those many factors. According to AKC’s Americas Most Popular Dog Breeds Rankings List of 2017, Labrador Retrievers continue to dominate as the nation’s most popular canine since they took the record in 2013 and never let go of it. 2017 marks their 26th year as the most adoptable dog in the United States, according to the newly revised AKC rankings.

This infographic shows the rankings 188 of America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds and how they've changed over the past year.

Gorgeous, extremely friendly, very trainable and always there to please their owners, it’s not hard to believe why everyone loves Labrador Retrievers. But what about the rest of the breeds and how do they fare against each other this year?

Americas Most Popular Dog Breeds, Rankings List 2017 #DogBreeds Click To Tweet has compiled the data and created an infographic with rankings of 188 of Americas most popular dog breeds, and how their positions changed over the last year. As before, German Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and Bulldogs are trailing close behind the Labradors. But there are a lot of changes: Poodles, Rottweilers, Great Danes and Australian Shepherds are adopted more often and have risen in popularity, while some previously very popular breeds like the Yorkshire Terrier and the Doberman, are adopted less.

Take a look at the full rankings list of Americas Most Popular Dog Breeds:

188 America's Most Popular Dogs [Infographic]

This infographic was created by

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