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The AKC lists the most popular dog breeds based upon the number of registrations of that breed at the AKC each year.
The figures in brackets indicate the number of registrations made at the AKC for that particular breed.
Visit Click here to view the complete list of breed rankings at the AKC website.
While the AKC data is quite interesting, the Top Ten Dog Breeds in America in 2004 fails to really capture the true popularity of all Dog Breeds since all dogs are not registered with the AKC.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) complete breed list, the club recognizes approximately 170 dog breeds as of June 2011.