Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in The World

“Dogs are a man’s best friend”. This phrase from the 18th Century is still and even more relevant today. Originally domesticated for the purpose of hunting and other functional tasks, dogs have since become true companions of us humans. They’ve become more than just pets. They’ve become friends or even family members. There are now around 900 million dogs around the world. The following ranking shows you the world’s most popular dog breeds (counted by ownership registrations, excluding stray dogs and non-registered dogs).

1. Labrador Retriever

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Origin: United Kingdom
Around 12.9% of all worldwide registrations

2. German Shepherd

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Origin: Germany
Around 8.4% of all worldwide registrations

3. Poodle

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Origin: Germany
Around 7.8% of all worldwide registrations

4. Chihuahua

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Origin: Mexico
Around 7.1% of all worldwide registrations

5. Golden Retriever

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Origin: United Kingdom
Around 6.5% of all worldwide registrations

6. Yorkshire Terrier

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Origin: United Kingdom
Around 6.2% of all worldwide registrations

7. Dachshund

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Origin: Germany
Around 6.1% of all worldwide registrations

8. Beagle

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Origin: Germany
Around 6.1% of all worldwide registrations

9. Boxer

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Origin: Germany
Around 3.6% of all worldwide registrations

10. Schnauzer

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Origin: Germany
Around 3.2% of all worldwide registrations

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