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Those Favorite Breeds Of Dog....What's Your Favorite Breed?

Updated on December 2, 2015

Not alone....he even left his bone!

Took my walk today,

and not all alone was I.

My dog came along.

Sometimes by the fireside; best times outdoors.


The popularity of various dog breeds in America....

According to the American Kennel Club there are 178 different breeds of dogs listed as breeds that were popular in 2014.

Whether the 2015 list will show more than that is not yet known, but the chances are excellent that your favorite breed of dog will be on their list (though many folks would admit that their own beloved dog is a mongrel and wouldn't be listed.)

Have some fun with the following list and see how you would rank the popularity of some of the favorites. Don't be too disappointed, if your mongrel or favorite breed is not listed. This is a list the author composed of breeds that were his favorites and others he had heard of.

To have even more fun, STOP HERE and Print the author's list which follows, and rank his choices by how popular you believe each of the listed breeds might be. There are only 31 breeds on his list.

See if you can choose the ten most popular breeds, and then look at the list of his 31 breeds of dogs which follows and shows how they ranked in popularity in America in 2014.

Did he miss one of the top ten?

Of the breeds he listed, the dog breeds ranked from the most popular breed, to the 148th most popular on the American Kennel Club's 2014 listing out of the 178 breeds of dogs that were popular in the United States in 2014.

To see the American Kennel Club's entire list and their rankings of popularity in 2014 go to the following link: .

Here is the author's initial list: (Remember to cover the list after this one, until you have had a chance to guess on the top 10 most popular breeds of 2014.)

Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier)
Siberian Husky
French Bulldog
Plott Hound
Basset Hound
Doberman Pincer
Great Dane
St. Bernard
Yorkshire Terrier
Golden Retriever
Pointer (German Shorthaired)
Shih Tzu
CKC Spaniel
Boston Terrier
Cocker Spaniel



And, here is that same list showing the popularity of those breeds:

35 Collie

8 Boxer

11 Dachshund

1 Labrador

82 Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier)

24 Chihuahua

13 Siberian Husky

4 Bulldog

9 French Bulldog

5 Beagle

148 Plott Hound

113 Pointer

7 Poodle

49 Scottie

41 Basset Hound

141 Greyhound

14 Doberman Pincer

15 Great Dane

50 St. Bernard

16 Schnauzer (Miniature)

6 Yorkshire Terrier

3 Golden Retriever

10 Rottweiler

12 Pointer (Ger.Shorthaired)

17 Shih Tzu

18 Australian

2 GermanShepherd

19 CKC Spaniel

20 Pomeranian

23 Boston Terrier

30 Cocker Spaniel

Remember that you will be able to see the 2015 listing, probably in February 2016. Both American Kennel Club lists have available photos of each breed.

Hopefully you enjoyed this article and can continue to enjoy it as you review this information and the access to further information which it provides.


© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • C McNairy Wight 1 profile image

      Carol McNairy Wight 

      4 years ago from Provo, Utah

      Our dear little Pug is first in our book. We have had a black Lab, though, and she was terrific. I wish dogs lived as long as humans so we did not have to put them down or have to bury them.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Not at all. Mine loved the couch.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Deb, Usually you catch these replies, if I post them soon enough. I always imagined a greyhound as being too large to handle in a climate that has winters that keep the dog inside part of the year. Do they take up too much space in such cases?

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The greyhound was there for me, but the Italian Greyhound was not. Nice listings.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I'm not sure but what we need our pets as much as they need us.

      Thanks for commenting. How did you do on picking the 10 most popular of 2014?

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      Caroline Marie 

      4 years ago

      Great article. When I was a little girl I had a mini Dachshund who I loved so much. She was very spunky and full of life. Now, I would never part with my Chihuahuas and love them just as much. They are fun, playful, clever, funny and great companion dogs. :)

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Just Ask Susan - Newfoundlands are on the 2014 AKC list as 36th breed in popularity in the USA. The Dachshund dropped from the top 10 that year, finishing as shown in 11th place for the first time in quite a few years. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sad to see my favorite breed the Newfoundlander is not on this list. Oh well maybe next year :) Merry Christmas!


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