Top Dog Breeds in Top 50 US Cities for 2006

The American Kennel Club released their registration numbers for 2006 allowing us to determine the top 10 breeds registered for last year. For the 17th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is once again America's favorite purebred dog, according to registration numbers tallied by the American Kennel Club. In the number two spot is the Yorkshire Terrier. In addition to the top registered breed, the AKC also tallied top breeds by city for 50 US cities including

First, let's look at the overall top 10 then we will list the ranking by city.

The Top 10 Breeds of 2006 are:

1. Labrador retrievers
2. Yorkshire terriers
3. German shepherds
4. Golden retrievers
5. Beagles
6. Dachshunds
7. Boxers
8. Poodles
9. Shih Tzus
10. Miniature Schnauzer

The Top Breeds by City includes*:

Atlanta
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Boxers
5. Dachshunds
6. Miniature Schnauzers
7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
8. Poodles
9. Yorkshire Terriers
10. Shih Tzu

Austin
1. Retrievers ( Labrador)
2. Retrievers ( Golden)
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Dachshunds
5. Miniature Schnauzers
6. Poodles
7. Boxers
8. German Shepherd Dog
9. Chihuahuas
10. Shih Tzus

Baltimore
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. Yorkshire Terriers
6. Pugs
7. Dachshunds
8. Poodles
9. Chihuahuas
10. Rottweilers

Boston
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Beagles
5. Boxers
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Pugs
8. Maltese Bulldogs
9. Dachshunds
10. Poodles

Buffalo
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Shih Tzus
5. Boxers
6. Rottweilers
7. Pugs
8. Chihuahuas
9. Poodles
10. Dachshunds

Charlotte
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Dachshunds
6. Boxers
7. Poodles
8. Beagles
9. Bulldogs
10. Pug/Spaniels (Cocker)

Chicago
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Boxers
6. Bulldogs
7. Poodles
8. Pugs
9. Shih Tzu
10. Rottweilers

Cincinnati
1. Retrievers ( Labrador)
2. Retrievers ( Golden)
3. Boxers
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Poodles
7. Shih Tzus
8. Beagles
9. Bulldogs
10. Pugs

Cleveland
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Boxers
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. Poodles
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Shih Tzu
8. Pugs
9. Bichons Frises
10. Bulldogs

Columbus
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Boxers
4. German Shepherd Dogs
5. Yorkshire Terriers
6. Poodles
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Dachshunds
9. Beagles
10. Pomeranians

Dallas
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Boxers
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Bulldogs
9. Dachshunds
10. Poodles

Denver
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Boxers
5. Bulldogs
6. Dachshunds
7. Pointers (German Shorthaired)
8. Yorkshire Terriers
9. Poodles
10. Pugs

Des Moines
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Pointers (German Shorthaired)
5. Retrievers (Golden)
6. Shetland Sheepdogs
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Rottweilers
9. Beagles
10. Weimaraners

Detroit
1. German Shepherd Dogs
2. Retrievers (Labrador)
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Rottweilers
5. Poodles Shih Tzu
6. Retrievers (Golden)
7. Spaniels (Cocker)
8. Poodles
9. Boxers
10. Chihuahuas

Honolulu
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Pomeranians
3. Malteses
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. Chihuahuas
6. German Shepherd Dogs
7. Poodles
8. Shetland Sheepdogs
9. Beagles
10. Boxers

Houston
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Boxers
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Dachshunds
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Poodles
9. Shih Tzus
10. Rottweilers

Indianapolis
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Boxers
5. Dachshunds
6. Retrievers (Golden)
7. Rottweilers
8. Miniature Schnauzers
9. Doberman Pinschers
10. Bulldogs/ Pugs

Kansas City
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Boxers
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Retrievers (Golden)
6. Dachshunds
7. Pomeranians
8. Chihuahuas
9. Poodles
10. Bulldogs

Knoxville
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Dachshunds
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Poodles
7. Shih Tzus
8. Miniature Schnauzer
9. Retrievers (Golden)
10. Beagles

Las Vegas
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Poodles
4. Shih Tzu
5. Retrievers (Golden)
6. Dachshunds
7. Bulldogs
8. German Shepherd Dogs
9. Miniature Schnauzers
10. Boxers

Little Rock
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Boxers
5. Beagles
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Poodles
8. Dachshunds
9. Shih Tzu
10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Long Beach
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Bulldogs
5. Yorkshire Terriers
6. Poodles
7. Pugs
8. Shih Tzu
9. Dachshunds
10. Australian Shepherds

Los Angeles
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Bulldogs
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Retrievers (Golden)
6. Poodles
7. Pomeranians
8. Miniature Pinscher
9. Pugs
10. Maltese

Louisville
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. Dachshunds
4. German Shepherd Dogs
5. Poodles
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Retrievers (Golden)
9. Shih Tzus
10. Bulldogs

Memphis
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Boxers
4. Rottweilers
5. Beagles
6. Retrievers (Golden)
7. Poodles
8. Yorkshire Terriers
9. Shih Tzus
10. Miniature Schnauzers

Miami

1. German Shepherd Dogs
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Retrievers (Labrador)
4. Rottweilers
5. Maltese
6. Boxers
7. Chihuahuas
8. Retrievers ( Golden)
9. Dachshunds
10. Bulldogs

Milwaukee
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Boxers
5. Poodles
6. Dachshunds
7. Beagles
8. Rottweilers
9. English Springer Spaniels
10. Pugs

Minneapolis St. Paul
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Poodles
5. Boxers
6. Dachshunds
7. English Springer Spaniels
8. Yorkshire Terriers
9. Shetland Sheepdogs
10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels/ German Shorthaired Pointers

Nashville
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Boxers
5. Dachshunds
6. Poodles
7. Pomeranians
8. Yorkshire Terriers
9. Miniature Schnauzers
10. Siberian Huskies

New Orleans
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Poodles
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Boxers
5. Dachshunds
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Bulldogs
8. Miniature Schnauzers
9. Pugs
10. Retrievers (Golden)

New York
1. Poodles
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Retrievers (Labrador)
4. Bulldogs
5. Dachshunds
6. Havanese
7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
8. Retrievers (Golden)
9. Shih Tzu
10. Pugs

Oklahoma City
1. Yorkshire Terriers
2. Retrievers (Labrador)
3. Miniature Schnauzers
4. Chihuahuas
5. Dachshunds
6. Boxers
7. German Shepherd Dogs
8. Shih Tzu
9. Poodles
10. Bulldogs

Omaha
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. German Shepherd Dogs
5. Yorkshire Terriers
6. German Shorthaired Pointers
7. Poodles
8. Bulldogs
9. Shih Tzu
10. Dachshunds/ Rottweilers

Philadelphia
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Rottweilers
6. Bulldogs
7. Pugs
8. Shih Tzu
9. Retrievers (Golden)
10. Poodles

Phoenix
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Chihuahuas
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Dachshunds Yorkshire Terriers
5. Dachshunds
6. Retrievers (Golden)
7. Boxers
8. Bulldogs
9. Poodles
10. Shih Tzu

Pittsburgh
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Beagles
5. Boxers
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Shih Tzus
8. Dachshunds
9. Pugs
10. Rottweilers

Portland
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Dachshunds
4. Poodles
5. Pugs
6. Chihuahuas
7. German Shepherd Dogs
8. Boxers
9. Boston Terriers
10. Pomeranians/ Yorkshire Terriers

Providence
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Dachshunds
6. Boxers
7. Shih Tzus
8. Bulldogs
9. Pugs
10. Beagles/ Maltese/ Poodles

Raleigh
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Dachshunds Poodles
5. Beagles
6. Boxers
7. German Shepherd Dogs
8. Shih Tzus
9. Dachshunds
10. Shetland Sheepdogs

Sacramento
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. German Shepherd Dogs
4. Dachshunds
5. Retrievers (Golden)
6. Chihuahuas
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Poodles
9. Shih Tzu
10. Boston Terriers/ Pugs

Salt Lake City
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Shih Tzus
4. Poodles
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Miniature Schnauzers
7. Dachshunds
8. Pugs
9. Boxers
10. Bulldogs/ Pomeranians

San Antonio
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Poodles
4. Dachshunds
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Retrievers (Golden)
7. Miniature Schnauzers
8. Bulldogs
9. Shih Tzus
10. Boxers

San Diego
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Bulldogs
4. Dachshunds Yorkshire Terriers
5. Poodles Pugs
6. Daschshunds
7. Shih Tzus
8. Poodles
9. German Shepherd Dogs
10. Boxers

San Francisco
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Poodles
4. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Bulldogs
6. Dachshunds German Shepherd Dogs
7. Pugs
8. Shih Tzus
9. Dachshunds
10. Pomeranians

San Jose
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. German Shepherd Dogs
5. Bulldogs
6. Pugs
7. Chihuahuas
8. Beagles
9. Dachshunds
10. Boxers

Seattle
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Retrievers (Golden)
3. Pugs
4. Poodles
5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Boston Terriers
8. Bulldogs
9. Dachshunds
10. Chihuahuas

St. Louis
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Shih Tzu
5. Boxers
6. Yorkshire Terriers
7. Poodles
8. Rottweilers
9. Pugs
10. Beagles

Tampa
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Yorkshire Terriers
3. Boxers
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. German Shepherd Dogs
6. Dachshunds
7. Bulldogs Poodles
8. Shih Tzus
9. Rottweilers
10. Chihuahuas

Tucson
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dogs
3. Yorkshire Terriers
4. Retrievers (Golden)
5. Dachshunds
6. Boxers
7. Poodles
8. Shih Tzus
9. Chihuahuas
10. Bulldogs

Washington, DC
1. Retrievers (Labrador)
2. Boxers
3. Retrievers (Golden)
4. Poodles
5. Yorkshire Terriers
6. Shih Tzu
7. Bulldogs
8. German Shepherd Dogs
9. Chow Chows
10. Pugs/ Cocker Spaniels

How does your breed rank? See for the entire 2006 AKC ranking.

* Data from akc.org – at http://www.akc.org/reg/topdogsbycity.cfm

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