|
Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
Massachusetts reporter Joe Reppucci's news and resources for those who love pets
The Ruff Report: Dogs and Surveys
email print
About this blog
Joe Reppucci of Lexington, Mass., writes about dogs and keeping them a healthy part of the family. He has worked as a reporter and editor on major daily newspapers in the Boston area for more than 30 years and is a graduate of Lexington High School ...
X
The Dog Blog
Joe Reppucci of Lexington, Mass., writes about dogs and keeping them a healthy part of the family. He has worked as a reporter and editor on major daily newspapers in the Boston area for more than 30 years and is a graduate of Lexington High School and of Suffolk University in Boston. He writes often about nutrition, behavior and saving money on pet supplies and insurance.
Recent Posts
April 12, 2014 5:15 p.m.
April 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.
March 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.
March 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.
March 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Feb. 2, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Where does your dog's breed rank in popularity?

The Labrador Retriever, the dog known best for its happy-go-lucky, fun-loving demeanor, is the most popular purebred dog in America for the 22th consecutive year, and larger breeds, such as the Golden Retriever, are fetching more interest from dog lovers.


The American Kennel Club, which has released its list of the 10 most popular purebred dogs for 2012 based upon the organization's registration statistics, says bigger breeds, such as Bulldogs and Rottweilers, are gaining in popularity.


Story continues below 

----------------------------------------------------------------------

A book about a rescue dog

that will touch your heart


THE HUNT OF HER LIFE, a full-color book by newspaper journalist and MySetterSam.com publisher Joseph A. Reppucci, is must reading for animal lovers of all ages. It has 60 color photos of dogs to illustrate the compelling story of Samantha, an unwanted rescue dog adopted at age 2 by Mr. Reppucci. Travel with them along a trail of life filled with surprising twists, sudden turns, mystery and even what some call a miracle. And when the journey is finished, you may never look at people and their pets, motherhood - and perhaps even God - in the same way. THE HUNT OF HER LIFE will take you on a captivating journey - a trip like no other - that will touch your heart. 

For more details and to order, go to the
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Story continues here


"Bigger breeds are making their move," AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson states in a media release. "The popularity of the pint-sized, portable pooch just gave way to a litter of larger breeds in the top 10. These predictable, durable, steady breeds, like Labs and Goldens, are great with kids and offer the whole family more dog to love."



The Labrador Retriever's hold on first place for the 22nd straight year ties the Poodle, which at one point held the top spot for 22 years. The German Shepherd remains the second most popular purebred dog, placing in the same position it has held since 2009, and Golden Retriever has pushed its way into the third spot. The Beagle has slipped from third to fourth.


Even though the Beagle has slipped a bit, Peterson says the breed is still a family favorite, too. "The Beagle's merry personality combined with his love of outdoor activities make him such a wonderful family pet," she said.


The other dogs rounding out the top 10 are: Bulldog, fifth; Yorkshire Terrier, sixth; Boxer, seventh; Poodle, eighth; Rottweiler, ninth; Dachshund,10th.


The Bulldog's move into fifth place came at the expense of the tiny Yorkshire Terrier, which dropped into sixth place, and Rottweilers moved into ninth by supplanting the Dachshund, which dropped to 10th.



According to the AKC, notable trends in 2012 involve:
  • Sporting breeds gaining in popularity. The Spinone Italiano moved up from 123 to 114, Boykin Spaniel from 138 to 116 and Welsh Springer Spaniel from 130 to 125.
  • Small breeds slipping in popularity. The Chihuahua dropped from 14 to 18, Pomeranian from 17 to 19 and Pug from 26 to 30.
Trends during the past decade include:
  • Mastiff-type breeds rising in rank. The Mastiff jumped from 34 to 26 and the Bullmastiff from 47 to 39. The Cane Corso has moved up from 67 to 60, Neapolitan Mastiff from 116 to 112 and Dogue de Bordeaux from 69 to 67 since the year they became recognized.
  •  "Bully" breeds rising in popularity. The Bull Terrier has moved up from 79 to 51, Staffordshire Bull Terrier from 91 to 76 and Miniature Bull Terrier from 132 to 126.
The dogs that placed in the top 10 in 2011 are: Labrador Retriever, first; German Shepherd, second; Beagle, third; Golden Retriever, fourth; Yorkshire Terrier, fifth; Bulldog, sixth; Boxer, seventh; Poodle, eighth; Dachshund, ninth; Rottweiler, 10th.


The dogs that placed in the top 10 in 2010 are: Labrador Retriever, first; German Shepherd, second; Yorkshire Terrier, third; Beagle, fourth, Golden Retriever, fifth; Bulldog, sixth; Boxer, seventh; Dachshund, eighth; Poodle, ninth; Shih Tzu, 10th.


More reports about dogs and surveys:



 Is your dog's name on the most unusual list?

 The secret to your dog's amazing sense of smell

Who's treated better - your pet or significant other?

Face it, you really do look like your dog

The trick to helping dogs and cats get along

Smokers willing to quit for sake of pets

The top 10 dog parks in America 

10 major cities that are 'purrfect' for cats

The canine is top dog in Britain

Pets are best medicine for sadness and stress

Pet parents come up with unusual dog names

More reports about dogs and surveys



AKC's 2012 ranking list


1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd

3. Golden Retriever

4. Beagle

5. Bulldog

6. Yorkshire Terrier

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Rottweiler

10. Dachshund

11. Shih Tzu

12. Doberman Pinscher
13. Miniature Schnauzer

14. French Bulldog

15. German Shorthaired Pointer

16. Siberian Huskey

17. Great Dane

18. Chihuahua

19. Pomeranian

20. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
21. Shetland Sheepdog

22. Australian Shepherd

23. Boston Terrier

24. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

25. Maltese
26. Mastiff

27. Cocker Spaniel

28. Havanese

29. English Springer Spaniel

30. Pug
31. Brittany

32. Weimaraner

33.
Bernese Mountain Dog
34. Vizsla
35. Collie
36. West Highland White Terrier
37. Papillon
38. Bichons Frises
39. Bullmastiff

40. Basset Hound
41. Rhodesian Ridgeback

42. Newfoundland
43. Russell Terriers

44. Border Collie

45. Akita

46. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

47. Miniature Pinscher

48. Bloodhound

49. St. Bernard

50. Shiba Inu
51. Bull Terrier
52. Chinese Shar-Pei

53. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

54. Airedale Terrier
55. Portuguese Water Dog
56. Whippet
57. Alaskan Malamute
58. Scottish Terrier
59. Australian Cattle Dog
60. Cane Corso
61. Lhasa Apso
62. Chinese Crested
63. Cairn Terriers

64. English Cocker Spaniel

65. Dalmatian
66. Italian Greyhound

67. Dogues de Bordeaux

68. Samoyed

69. Chow Chow
70. German Wirehaired Pointer
71. Belgian Malinois
72. Great Pyrenees
73. Pekingese
74. Irish Setter
75. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

76. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
77. Irish Wolfhound
78. Old English Sheepdog
79. American Staffordshire Terrier
80. Bouviers des Flandres
81. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
82. Japanese Chin
83. Tibetan Terrier
84. Brussels Griffon
85. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
86. Border Terrier
87. English Setter
88. Basenjis
89. Standard Schnauzer
90. Silky Terrier
91. Flat-Coated Retriever

92. Norwich Terrier

93. Afghan Hound
94. Giant Schnauzers
95. Borzoi
96. Wire Fox Terrier
97. Parson Russell Terrier
98. Schipperke
99. Gordon Setter
100. Treeing Walker Coonhound
101. Keeshonden
102. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
103. Toy Fox Terrier
104. Leonberger
105. Norwegian Elkhound
106. Belgian Tervuren
107. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

108. Welsh Terrier
109. Black and Tan Coonhound
110. Pointers
111. Tibetan Spaniel
112. Neapolitan Mastiff
113. American Eskimo
114. Spinoni Italiani

115. Smooth Fox Terrier

116. Boykin Spaniel
117. Bearded Collie
118. Saluki
119. Norfolk Terrier
120. Black Russian Terrier
121. Manchester Terrier
122. Briard
123. Australian Terrier
124. Belgian Sheepdog
125. Welsh Springer Spaniel
126. Miniature Bull Terrier
127. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

128. Kerry Blue Terrier
129. Tibetan Mastiff
130. Irish Terrier

131. Clumber Spaniel
132. Redbone Coonhound

133. Bluetick Coonhound
134. English Toy Spaniel

135. Lakeland Terrier

136. German Pinscher
137. Xoloitzcuintli
138. Affenpinscher
139. Scottish Deerhound
140. Beauceron
141. American Water Spaniel
142. Ibizan Hound
143. Icelandic Sheepdogs
144. Bedlington Terrier
145. Pulik
146. Greyhound

147. Field Spaniel
148. Swedish Vallhund
149. American English Coonhounds
150. Plotts
151. Kuvaszok
152. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
153. Curly-Coated Retriever
154. Irish Water Spaniel

155. Irish Red and White Setter


156. Lowchen
157. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
158. Pharaoh Hound
159. Canaan Dog
160. Finnish Spitz
161. Sealyham Terrier
162. Glen of Imaal Terrier
163. Norwegian Buhund
164. Finnish Lapphund
165. Pyrenean Shepherd
166. Skye Terrier
167. Sussex Spaniel

168. Otterhound
169. Komondorok
170. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
171. Harriers
172. American Foxhound
173. Norwegian Lundehunds
174. CeskyTerriers

175.
English Foxhound


AKC's 2011 ranking list


1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd

3. Beagle

4. Golden Retriever

5. Yorkshire Terrier

6. Bulldog

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Dachshund

10. Rottweiler

11. Shih Tzu

12. Miniature Schnauzer

13. Doberman Pinscher

14. Chihuahua

15. German Shorthaired Pointer

16. Siberian Huskey

17. Pomeranian

18. French Bulldog

19. Great Dane

20. Shetland Sheepdog

21. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

22. Boston Terrier

23. Maltese

24. Australian Shepherd

25. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

26. Pug

27. Cocker Spaniel

28. Mastiff

29. English Springer Spaniel

30. Brittany

31. Havanese

32. Weimaraner

33.
American English Coonhound

34. Bernese Mountain Dog

35. West Highland White Terrier

36. Collie

37. Vizsla

38. Papillon

39. Bichons Frises

40. Bullmastiff

41. Basset Hound

42. Miniature Pinscher

43. Newfoundland

44. Rhodesian Ridgeback

45. Border Collie

46. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

47. Akita

48. Bloodhound

49. St. Bernard

50. Chinese Shar-Pei

51. Bull Terrier

52. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

53. Shiba Inu

54. Scottish Terrier

55. Airedale Terrier

56. Portuguese Water Dog

57. Whippet

58. Alaskan Malamute

59. Cairn Terrier

60. Australian Cattle Dog

61. Chinese Crested

62. Lhasa Apso

63. English Cocker Spaniel

64. Pekingese

65. Italian Greyhound

66. Dogues de Bordeaux

67. Cane Corso

68. Chow Chow

69. Samoyed

70. Irish Setter

71. Great Pyrenees

72. American Staffordshire Terrier

73. Dalmatian

74. Belgian Malinois

75. German Wirehaired Pointer

76. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

77. Brussels Griffon

78. Japanese Chin

79. Irish Wolfhound

80. Border Terrier

81. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

82. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

83. Bouviers des Flandres

84. Old English Sheepdog

85. Silky Terrie

86. Tibetan Terrier

87. English Setter

88. Afghan Hound

89. Norwich Terrier

90. Flat-Coated Retriever

91. Standard Schnauzer

92. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

93. Basenjis

94. Gordon Setter

95. Giant Schnauzers

96. Norwegian Elkhound

97. Parson Russell Terrier

98. Keeshonden

99. Welsh Terrier

100. Wire Fox Terrier

101. Toy Fox Terrier

102. Borzoi

103. Leonberger

104.
Finnish Lapphund

105.
Schipperke

106.
Cesky Terrier

107.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

108. Belgian Tervuren

109. Black and Tan Coonhound

110. Neapolitan Mastiff

111. Anatolian Shepherd Dog

112. Bearded Collie

113. Smooth Fox Terrier

114. Tibetan Spaniel

115. Pointers

116. American Eskimo

117. Saluki

118. Belgian Sheepdog

119. Manchester Terrier

120. Norfolk Terrier

121. Australian Terrier

122. Tibetan Mastiff

123. Spinoni Italiani

124. Kerry Blue Terrier

125. Briard

126. Redbone Coonhound

127. Miniature Bull Terrier

128. Black Russian Terrier

129. English Toy Spaniel

130. Welsh Springer Spaniel

131. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

132. Irish Terrie

133. Clumber Spaniel

134. Bedlington Terrier

135. Lakeland Terrier

136. Bluetick Coonhound

137. German Pinscher

138. Boykin Spaniel

139. Affenpinscher

140. Greyhound

141. Field Spaniels

142. Scottish Deerhound

143. Icelandic Sheepdogs

144. Beauceron

145. Plotts

146.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

147. Irish Red and White Setter

148. Kuvaszok

149. Ibizan Hound

150. Irish Water Spaniel

151. Pharaoh Hound

152. Lowchen

153. Swedish Vallhund

154. Curly-Coated Retriever

155.
Xoloitzcuintli

156.
Pulik

157. American Water Spaniel

158. Glen of Imaal Terrier

159. Polish Lowland Sheepdog

160. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

161. Sussex Spaniel

162. Pyrenean Shepherd

163. Sealyham Terrier

164. Skye Terrier

165. Norwegian Buhund

166. Komondorok

167. Finnish Spitz

168. Canaan Dog

169. Otterhound

170.
Norwegian Lundehunds

171.
English Foxhound

172. Harriers

173. American Foxhound


AKC's 2010 ranking list

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd

3. Yorkshire Terrier

4. Beagle

5. Golden Retriever

6. Bulldog

7. Boxer

8. Dachshund

9. Poodle

10. Shih Tzu

11. Rottweiler

12. Miniature Schnauzer

13. Chihuahua

14. Doberman Pinscher

15. Pomeranian

16. German Shorthair Pointer

17. Great Dane

18. Siberian Husky

19. Shetland Sheepdog

20. Boston Terrier

21. French Bulldog

22. Maltese

23. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

24. Pug

25. Cocker Spaniel

26. Australian Shepherd

27. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

28. Mastiff

29. English Springer Spaniel

30. Brittany

31. Havanese

32. Weimaraner

33. Leonberger

34. West Highland White Terrier

35. Papillon

36. Basset Hound

37. Bichons Frise

38. Collie

39. Bernese Mountain Dog

40. Miniature Pinscher

41. Vizsla

42. Bullmastiff

43. Bloodhound

44. Newfoundland

45. St. Bernard

46. Rhodesian Ridgeback

47. Border Collie

48. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

49. Akita

50. Chinese Shar-Pei

51. Cane Corso

52. Scottish Terrier

53. Bull Terrier

54. Airedale Terrier

55. Portuguese Water Dog

56. Cairn Terrier

57. Chinese Crested

58. Alaskan Malamute

59. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

60. Whippet

61. Pekingese

62. Lhasa Apso

63. Shiba Inu

64. Australian Cattle Dog

65. Chow Chow

66. English Cocker Spaniel

67. Italian Greyhound

68. Dogues de Bordeaux

69. Dalmatian

70. American Staffordshire Terrier

71. Great Pyrenees

72. Samoyed

73. German Wirehair Pointer

74. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

75. Japanese Chin

76. Belgian Malinois

77. Irish Setter

78. Silky Terrier

79. Irish Wolfhound

80. Brussels Griffon

81. Old English Sheepdog

82. Icelandic Sheepdog

83. Border Terrier

84. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

85. Bouviers des Flandre

86. Afghan Hound

87. Keeshonden 

88. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

89. Basenji

90. Tibetan Terrier

91. Black and Tan Coonhound

92. Parson Russell Terrier

93. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

94. Giant Schnauzer

95. Standard Schnauzer

96. Borzois

97. Wire Fox Terrier

98. Gordon Setter

99. Toy Fox Terrier

100. Norwich Terrier

101. English Setter

102. Schipperke

103. Flat-Coated Retriever

104. Tibetan Spaniel

105. Welsh Terrier

106. Norwegian Elkhounds

107. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

108. Belgian Tervuren

109. Anatolian Shepherd

110. Smooth Fox Terrier

111. Pointer

112. Bearded Collie

113. Neapolitan Mastiff

114. American Eskimo

115. Saluki

116. Belgian Sheepdog

117. Norfolk Terrier

118. Spinoni Italiani

119. Bluetick Coonhound

120. Kerry Blue Terrier


121. Manchester Terrier

122. Redbone Coonhound

123. Australian Terrier

124. Tibetan Mastiff

125. Briard

126. English Toy Spaniel

127. Welsh Springer Spaniel

128. Irish Terrier

129. Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen

130. Miniature Bull Terrier

131. Clumber Spaniel

132. Field Spaniel

133. Boykin Spaniel

134. Plott

135. Black Russian Terrier

136. Affenpinscher

137. Lakeland Terrier

138. German Pinscher

139. Greyhound

140. Bedlington Terrier

141. Scottish Deerhound

142. Swedish Vallhund

143. American Water Spaniel

144. Kuvaszok

145. Pulik

146. Curly-Coated Retriever

147. Lowchen

148. Irish Water Spaniel

149. Polish Lowland Sheepdog

150. Irish Red and White Setter

151. Ibizan Hound

152. Sealyham Terrier

153. Beauceron

154. Komondorok

155. Sussex Spaniel

156. Pharaoh Hound

157. Glen of Imaal Terrier

158. Finnish Spitz

159. Norwegian Buhund

160. Skye Terrier

161. Otterhound

162. Pyrenean Shepherd

163. Canaan

164. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

165. Harrier

166. American Foxhound

167. English Foxhound

HOME

THE RUFF REPORT

So easy to read. You choose the topic!


 Adoption | Food | Health | Money | Rescue

Safety & Behavior | Surveys and Studies




Like MySetterSam on Facebook

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National