Pet Health, Interesting Facts, and Trivia
Top 50 Dog Breeds
Courtesy of the American Kennel Club
Top 50 Breeds 2019 - Courtesy of AKC
The following list is of the top 50 breeds of dogs for
2019 according to AKC registration. While the Labrador remains number 1 (and has for many years), the top 5 have stayed the same for 4 years. French Bulldog and English Bulldog are arguing over 4th or 5th position with Beagles who were #4 and #5 from 2013 to 2016. This year they have dropped to #7.
Each of the breeds listed is linked backed to that breed's Standard
which can be accessed by clicking on the breed name. The picture and information about the breed will come up in a new window.
The Breed Standard is actually a blueprint for the perfect
specimen of the breed.
It has been developed by the actual breeders who specialize in breeding
that particular type of dog, and those breeders and (dog show judges)
use it to evaluate how closely any individual animal comes to the description of
the perfect specimen of the breed.
You will find in the Standard of the Breed clear and precise
descriptions of what makes the dog good and what attributes might disqualify
the dog from showing (and, possibly, from breeding).