TOP 50 Breeds in 2002:
(Ranked according to number of AKC registrations in 2002)
1 Labrador Retriever 154,616   26 Bichon Frise 9,706
2 Golden Retriever 56,124 27 English Springer Spaniel 9,128
3 German Shepherd Dog 46,963 28 Great Dane 8,975
4 Beagle 44,610 29 Weimaraner 8,774
5 Dachshund 42,571 30 Brittany 7,846
6 Yorkshire Terrier 37,277 31 West Highland White Terrier 7,814
7 Boxer 34,340 32 Collie 6,252
8 Poodle 33,917 33 Pekingese 5,822
9 Chihuahua 28,466 34 Mastiff 5,797
10 Shih Tzu 28,294 35 Australian Shepherd

5,789

11 Miniature Schnauzer 23,926 36 Lhasa Apso 5,259
12 Pomeranian 23,061 37 Saint Bernard 5,188
13 Rottweiler 22,196 38 Papillon 4,547
14 Pug 21,774 39 Chinese Shar-Pei 4,437
15 Cocker Spaniel 20,655 40 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 4,028
16 Shetland Sheepdog 17,453 41 Akita 3,987
17 Boston Terrier 15,983 42 Chesapeake Bay Retriever 3,829
18 Bulldog 15,810 43 Cairn Terrier 3,812
19 Miniature Pinscher 15,230 44 Scottish Terrier 3,516
20 Maltese 13,049 45 Newfoundland 3,121
21 Siberian Husky 12,350 46 Vizsla 3,106
22 German Shorthaired Pointer 12,174 47 Bullmastiff 2,900
23 Doberman Pinscher 11,829 48 Airedale Terrier 2,841
24 Basset Hound 10,789 49 Bloodhound 2,804
25 Pembroke Welsh Corgi 9,921 50 Great Pyrenees 2,773