Across the country, there were more than 3 times as many Labrador Retrievers registered as Golden Retrievers (Number 2) at 137,867. Not a great deal separates the remainder of the top 10 – Yorkshire Terriers, German Shepherds, Beagles, Dachshunds, Boxers, Poodles, Shih Tzus and Miniature Schnauzers.
The Chihuahua dropped out of the top 10 between 2004 and 2005 to become number 11, with the Miniature Schnauzer taking its place. In nearly all major cities, the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever were numbers 1 and 2, but in Philadelphia and Baltimore the Boxer reached number 2 and 3 respectively. Of the 920,000 dogs registered, the English Foxhound was the least common (Just 22 dogs), while in Las Vegas the Bulldog reached number 6.?
In Los Angeles the Maltese Terrier reached the top 10, and in New Orleans both the Cocker Spaniel and Beagle were top 10 dogs. Meanwhile in San Francisco the humble West Highland White Terrier (AKA the "Westie") reached a high of number 9. Pugs were also very common in the top 10 dogs across the major east coast cities.