Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

You've already heard that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 18th consecutive year, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

But do you know what dog breed was most popular at the time of the organization’s founding in 1884? Here's the list from 1884:

AKC Registered Breeds in 1884

1. Pointer
2. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
3. English Setter
4. Gordon Setter
5. Irish Setter
6. Clumber Spaniel
7. Cocker Spaniel
8. Irish Water Spaniel
Sussex Spaniel

And if you're wondering what breed is most popular in your area, check out this 50 Largest U.S. Cities Top 10 Most Popular Breeds finder.

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