Top 10 Dog Breeds

AKC Names 2016's Popular Pooches

The American Kennel Club, a non-profit organization that maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, has announced which dog breeds were most popular in 2016.

The list of 189 dog breeds was narrowed down to the top 10 four-legged companions that Americans preferred to take home. Results are tabulated based on the organization's annual registration statistics.

Nationwide pet insurance has compiled a breed description page for each of these dog breeds; if you'd like to learn more about each breed, simply click on the "read more" link to find out about the breed's history, personality, appearance and common health conditions.

You may also click on the infographic pictured to the right to access our Top 10 Dog Breeds Infographic, a printable poster that highlights each breed's top three most popular names and top three most common health conditions.

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