Top 10 Fastest-Rising Dog Breeds in Popularity

From a humble 54th place in 2003, the French Bulldog has soared to 11th place in 2013, potentially challenging the long-reigning Labrador for the top spot.

French Bulldog

Holding steady at 5th place for two years, the English Bulldog has come a long way from 16th place in 2003.

English Bulldog

The national dog of Cuba, the Havanese, has climbed from 55th to 25th place in the last decade, likely heading for the top ten.


Slowly regaining popularity, the Rottweiler has moved from 15th place in 2003 to a steady 9th place.


These charming companion dogs have risen from 35th place in 2003 to 18th place in 2013.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Bursting onto the scene in the 1950s, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has made a steady climb from 53rd to 39th place.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Known for their gentle nature, Great Danes have risen from 27th to 16th place.

Great Dane

The lovable Bernese Mountain Dog has gained popularity, going from 47th to 32nd place in just ten years.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Outpacing the German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds have jumped from 34th to 20th place.

Australian Shepherd

Overcoming its past reputation, the Doberman has risen from 22nd place in 2003 to a strong 12th place in 2013.

Doberman Pinscher

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