Dog Breeds That Have Grown the Most in Popularity 

French Bulldog  

French Bulldogs rocketed from #14 to #2 most popular breed from 2012-2022. Their bat ears and compact size attract fans.


Bulldogs climbed from #5 to #4 from 2012-2022. Their squished faces, muscle bodies, and chill attitudes entice owners.


Pomsky popularity surged as a new hybrid between Pomeranians and Siberian Huskies. 

Golden Retriever  

Family-friendly Golden Retrievers jumped from #3 in 2012 up to #1 in 2022 as America's top dog. 

Portuguese Water Dog

Thanks to the Obamas' dog Bo, Portuguese Water Dogs leaped up the rankings to #53 in 2013 from #79 in 2009. 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Queen Elizabeth's beloved Corgis have fueled interest in Cardigan Welsh Corgis. They rose from #78 to #38.

American Shepherd

American Shepherds saw a spike from #43 to #17 from 2017-2022 due to their Instagram-friendly looks.

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