After 31 years of Labradors reigning as most popular breed in U.S., AKC says French Bulldog is now top dog

The American Kennel Club is the world’s largest purebred dog registry. This week, the organization announced that according to its registration data for 2022,

The French Bulldog has moved into the number one position after climbing the ranks in popularity over the last ten years. In 2012, the Frenchie was ranked at No. 14. Since then, registrations have increased by over 1,000%, bringing this playful breed to the top. French Bulldogs held the No. 2 spot in 2021.