The Least Popular Dog Breeds in America

Who’s top dog? And who’s…not? The American Kennel Club has just released their 2018 list of the most popular dog breeds in America, according to this year’s AKC registration stats. The top 10 is full of the usual, lovable suspects, from the Labrador retriever to the bulldog. In fact, the Labrador retriever took the most popular spot—for the 28th year in a row! You may not have heard of all the breeds the fall to the bottom of the pack, however. The 10 least popular breeds are:

  • Cirnechi dell’Etna
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Cesky Terrier
  • American Foxhound
  • Bergamasco Sheepdog
  • English Foxhound
  • Harrier
  • Chinook
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Sloughi

It’s always fun to see the winners, from the classics to the trending. But the breeds at the bottom deserve a little love, too, so let’s take a look at some of these little-known dogs. Their ranking has much more do with being rare than it does with actual popularity. In fact, some of them are new entries to the AKC registry—the Sloughi was only added this year, while the Bergamesco and Cirnechi dell’Etna were added in the last few years.

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