Popular Small Breed Dogs
Popular Small Breed Dogs
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
Do you wonder where all these popularity
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.
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.
I often wondered how the
American Kennel Club determined these numbers.
(So I asked the AKC)
Popularity is determined by the number of completed registrations are returned with payment.
Hmm. Is this a really accurate way of deciding what dogs are popular?
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
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.
Top Twenty Most Popular Small Breed Dogs in the
United States in 2016
Listed as No. 5 in popularity.
Listed as No. 6 in popularity.
Listed as No. 7 in popularity.
Listed No. 8 in popularity.
Listed No. 13 in popularity.
Listed No. 16 in popularity.
Listed as Number 18 in popularity.
Listed as Number 19 in popularity.
Listed as Number 20 in popularity.
Listed as Number 21 in popularity.
Listed as Number 22 in popularity.
Listed as Number 23 in 2016.
Listed as Number 24 in popularity.
Listed as Number 28 in popularity.
Listed as Number 30 in popularity.
Listed at Number 31 in popularity.
Pugs were listed as Number 33 in popularity.
Listed as Number 41 in popularity.
The Bichon Frise was listed as Number 44 in popularity.
The Shiba Inu was listed Number 45 in popularity.
American Kennel Club publishes registration statistics on their breeds each year. Most Popular Small Breed Dogs in Canada
Canada, The Ottawa Citizen reported on Feb. 9 2011 the following small dogs
topped the list of popular small breed dogs in Canada.
Chihuahua Beagle Pomeranian Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu Poodle Havanese Miniature Schnauzer Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Most Popular Small Dog Breeds in the UK
2015, the UK, the kennel club, in the UK reported these dogs as being in the top twenty most popular small breed dogs in
Cocker Spaniel French Bulldog Pug Border Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Shih Tzu Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-Haired) Lhasa Apso West Highland White Terrier Beagle
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