The Most Popular Dog Breed Is Now The French Bull Dog

The American Kennel Club’s most popular dog breed of 2022 as seen revealed.

For the first time in history, 2022 found the French Bulldog taking the No. 1 spot. This ends the

Labrador Retriever’s 31-year reign as the most popular dog breed in America.

The French Bulldog has moved into the number one position after climbing the ranks in popularity over the last ten years. In 2012, the Frenchie was ranked at No. 14. Since then, registrations have increased by over 1,000%, bringing this playful breed to the top. French Bulldogs held the No. 2 spot in 2021.


The top five list looks a bit familiar. The Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, and Poodle take ranks two through five, respectively. Rottweilers moved from No. 8 to No. 7, while the Dachshund bumped the German Shorthaired Pointer from No. 9 in 2021 to No. 10 in 2022.

The American Kennel Club, which was founded in 1884, recognizes 200 breeds.