What are the most popular dog breeds of 2019 in Britain? Dog O’Day looks at the most popular dog breeds of 2019 ahead of Crufts 2020.
What are the most popular dog breeds of 2019 among British natives? A lot of familiar faces return, which makes sense, as a considerable amount of the breeds we recognize today got their start in England and the rest of the United Kingdom.
And with Crufts coming up this weekend (Thursday through Sunday, March 5-8), it seemed like a perfect time to check in to see which breeds are the most popular on the other side of the Atlantic.
These statistics come from The Kennel Club of England; since the American Kennel Club hasn’t released their most popular breeds of 2019 rankings just yet, we will compare them with the AKC’s 2018 figures.
Interestingly, nearly all the top 10 breeds recorded a decline in new registrations this year, though no new breeds cracked the top echelon. The Kennel Club includes the top 20 breeds registered in their statistics; falling out were the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua from No. 18 and No. 19, respectively, while the Border Collie and the Rottweiler slot in at No. 19 and No. 20.
While the AKC classifies 195 breeds into the Herding, Hound, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, Toy and Working Groups, the KCE classifies their 222 breeds into the Gundog, Hound, Pastoral, Terrier, Toy, Utility and Working Groups. There are some differences in who gets placed where, but in general Gundog and Sporting are the same thing, Herding and Pastoral are the same, and Non-Sporting and Utility are also roughly equal.
With that being established, let’s dive into seeing who the most popular British dog breeds of 2019 are.