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December 23, 2019

The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2019




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The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2019

The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2019

With 2020 around the corner, it’s time to look back on the year. Dogs have been a huge part of our lives. But which dog breeds were the most popular of 2019? Let’s look back at how the US and Arizona ranked dog breeds.

Be sure to read through the whole article to get to the Comparison Chart!

Top 10 Dog Breeds in the Nation

There are many ways to measure this statistic. You can look at the AKC Registry to see how many dogs were registered in that year. They release a report every year for the most popular breeds. Another way is to look at Google Trends to see which breeds were searched for the most. Surveys can show the data as well but take a lot of time to generate results. (The folks at Rover took that time).

We decided to take two techniques and combine them. Using the AKC Rankings, we took the top ten breeds and checked the Google Trends data on those search terms over the year. The breeds with the highest average search on Google Trends were ranked the highest.

According to Google Trends, “ A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term.”


black labrador retriever sitting in grass

1. Labrador Retriever

AKC Rank: 1
Google Trends Average: 88

The Lab’s intelligence, loyalty, and family-friendly nature all add to its popularity. It’s easily one of the most recognizable breeds in the world. They’re great for water sports and hunting.

2. German Shepherd

AKC Rank: 2
Google Trends Average: 83

The German Shepherd excels at most tasks they are trained to do. They are smart and extremely athletic.

3. Golden Retriever

AKC Rank: 3
Google Trends Average: 85

These loyal dogs are extremely easy to train and love being with their families. Their popularity also shows with classic movies such as Air Bud and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

4. Yorkshire Terrier

AKC Rank: 10
Google Trends Average: 87

This tenacious terrier makes for a great lapdog. Don’t let their size fool you! They love adventures with their humans.

5. Boxer

boxer dog standing in grass

AKC Rank: 11
Google Trends Average: 86

Boxers are playful characters who will bring you laughs and joy. They’re also eager to learn and excel at obedience training.

6. Dachshund

AKC Rank: 12
Google Trends Average: 77

The small stature of the dachshund makes it a popular choice among apartment dwellers. They are a great companion dog and love cuddling with their owners.

7. Siberian Husky

AKC Rank: 14
Google Trends Average: 85

These active dogs are full of character. You’ll see many viral videos of “talking” Huskies. They need an equally active lifestyle and owner.

8. Shih-Tzu

black and white shih-tzu

AKC Rank: 20
Google Trends Average: 90

Even with their small stature, these dogs make for a great watchdog due to their alertness. They have a gentle temperament and get along with everyone.

9. Pug

AKC Rank: 28
Google Trends Average: 84

These pups are best known for their wrinkles and fun-loving personalities. You’ll never be bored with the “clown of the canine world” in your home.

10. Chihuahua

AKC Rank: 33
Google Trends Average: 88

This breed is “Tiny but Mighty” as they’re described in the popular Beverly Hills Chihuahua movies. Brave and loyal, Chihuahuas love showing off and being pampered.

Top Dog Breeds in Arizona

dog sitting in a desert scene

Here, we limited Google Trends’ results based on Arizona specifically. We chose the most popular dog breeds of 2019 based on data from Animal Kingdom Puppies ‘N Love stores across the state.


1. Labrador Retriever
Google Trends Average: 85

2. Siberian Husky
Google Trends Average: 83

3. German Shepherd
Google Trends Average: 81

4. English Bulldog
Google Trends Average: 80

white french bulldog

5. French Bulldog
Google Trends Average: 79

6. Golden Retriever
Google Trends Average: 78

7. Shih-Tzu
Google Trends Average: 73

8. Chihuahua
Google Trends Average: 71

9. Beagle
Google Trends Average: 69

10. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Google Trends Average: 69

Most Popular Breeds Comparison Chart:

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