American Kennel Club – Dog Registration Statistics as well as Trends Review
- June 26, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
The AKC provides us annually with national/major city registration statistics regarding the rankings by dog breed. According to their mission statement, the club is usually dedicated to the “study, breeding, exhibiting, running as well as maintenance of purebred dogs.” Their registry maintenance as well as data collection is usually an important contribution to the study of the purebred in America.
Their most recent report (2011) has both familiar outcomes as well as interesting trends.
As could be predicted, the Labrador retriever Again is usually ranked the top breed inside the country. The breed has occupied This particular heralded position for 21 years. This particular is usually an incredible accomplishment as well as a credit to the merits of the breed itself. The family favorite is usually smart, beautiful, loyal as well as a wonderful companion. You can expect which the Lab most probably will continue to oversee all remaining breeds via This particular lofty perch for some time to come. Although impressive, the Lab must remain inside the first spot for one more year to tie the record holder just for This particular position with 22 years. The owner of This particular distinction is usually the Poodle of course.
The German Shepherd, another beloved breed has maintained the #2 position for the past two years suggesting which This particular may be laying claim to its ownership of This particular number. Bred for their intelligence, the German Shepherd is usually loyal as well as generally bonds quickly to whomever This particular determines to be the alpha inside the home. A well-known breed to be sure.
The remaining breeds ranked inside the top 10 according to the 2011 registration statistics are:
- #3. Beagles
- #4. Golden Retrievers
- #5. Yorkshire Terriers
- #6. Bulldogs
- #7. Boxers
- #8. Poodles
- #9. Dachshunds
- #10. Rottweilers
The rankings for breeds which we have recently highlighted via articles here follow:
- #29. English Springer Spaniel
- #34. Bernese Mountain Dog
- #39. Bichons Frises
- #52. Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier
Of particular note via our highlighted list is usually the significant change in registrations for the Bernese Mountain Dog. This particular breed moved up to #34 via #54, indicative of the positive trend upward in popularity of larger dogs, also evidenced by the considerable movement of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog via #101 to #82. This particular is usually further emphasized by the fact which of the top 10 breeds 6 are classified as large dogs.
This particular is usually somewhat surprising for many reasons. On the surface, larger dogs simply cost more to own. Depending on the quality of food you purchase, the monthly bill could range via $20 to $60 or more.
[By the way, please purchase the best, healthiest food you can afford. This particular truly makes an immediate difference. We owe This particular to our pets to feed them the best.]
Additionally, there are the costs associated with chew tools as well as trust me these are much cheaper than a completely new leg on the dining room table. Basically the bigger the dog, the bigger the chew tools or any toy for which matter. Even costs associated with Vet visits as well as medicines can reflect the size of your dog. nevertheless, based on these statistics, owners are opting to sidestep the cost issues as well as prefer to take advantage of the many benefits associated with larger dogs.
When we look at the numbers by major city, we see some very interesting, even surprising information.
In Boston, the Boston Terrier did not make the top ten. The wonderful residents of Boston did show their preference for smaller dogs though.
In Atlanta, dog lovers elevated the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel several spots to rank #4 in their local top ten list. This particular is usually somewhat surprising since This particular breed ranked #21 nationally. Nice going Atlanta!
In Honolulu, they dislodged the perennial favorite, the Lab with, of all breeds, the Chihuahua. There is usually obviously a different drummer at work on This particular beautiful island.
completely new York City also broke the first place trend by placing the Yorkshire Terrier in #1. This particular makes sense truly, since the Yorkshire is usually easy to manage, portable as well as very resilient, a trait in great demand in NYC for both dogs as well as owners.
Beyond also ranking the Yorkshire #1, Tampa had the distinction of having both the #4 as well as #5 spots end in ties. At #4 is usually the Dachshund/Golden Retriever. At #5 we find the Bulldog/Chihuahua competing for the same spot. My money is usually on the Bulldog!
Well there you have This particular. A quick look at breeds based on their popularity. Where does your special friend rank on the list, not which This particular matters to any owner I know. We have found which ranking high on a national popularity list could have mixed blessings for the breed though; fodder for a future article no doubt.