What are the most popular small breed dogs in America?
If you have your heart set on one of these little dogs, you might be curious to know which ones are the most popular.
Do you wonder where all these popularity statistics originate?
In the United States, Each year
the American Kennel Club Releases a list of most popular dog breeds based on
registration figures. This data is available in February.
Though the list changes from year to year, many small breeds still remain popular.
This is only part of the answer though, because the statistics do not take into account the growing number of designer breeds people own and they don’t list rare breeds, or dogs that are not registered with the AKC.
Even so, this is the best estimate of popularity we have in the United States.
Why the popularity of small breeds? That’s easy to answer.
Their small size makes it easy to manage them, keep them in tiny house, apartments and condos and they do well in city living.
They are portable and can easily go everywhere in carriers and small purse size containers.
They are more economical in that they eat less and easier to clean up after and they require less exercise.
Most are good with a wide variety of people: families, singles, seniors and inexperienced dog owners.
The American Kennel Club publishes registration statistics on their breeds each year.
In Canada, The Ottawa Citizen reported on Feb. 9 2011 the following small dogs topped the list of popular small breed dogs in Canada.
In 2015, the UK, the kennel club, in the UK reported these dogs as being in the top twenty most popular small breed dogs in Great Britain: