Papillon Registration Statistics

(as printed in the 1950 handbook)

Papillon popularity can be demonstrated in the number of litter registrations with AKC.  The chart below was generated from AKC Litter Registration Statistics.  In 1973, there were 273 litter registrations.  By 2004, the number of litter registrations has jumped to 3,769!div

Papillon Popularity Ranking

(Note: the chart may look like Papillons are becoming less popular, but the lower the number, the more popular)

The chart below was generated based on breed litter registration statistics (compared to the other breeds) from the AKC.  In 1973, Papillons were the 84th most popular breed of all AKC recognized breeds.  By 2004, Papillons moved up to the 27th most popular of all dog breeds (out of 151 breeds)!

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AKC Top Breed Ranking

 

2005 Litter Registrations 2008 Litter Registrations 2009 Litter Registrations
Rank Breed Breed Breed
1 Retrievers (Labrador) Retrievers (Labrador) Retrievers (Labrador)
2 Yorkshire Terriers Yorkshire Terriers Yorkshire Terriers
3 Dachshunds Dachshunds German Shepherd Dogs
4 Poodles Shih Tzu Dachshunds
5 Shih Tzu German Shepherd Dogs Shih Tzu
6 Beagles Poodles Beagles
7 Chihuahuas Beagles Poodles
8 Retrievers (Golden) Boxers Retrievers (Golden)
9 German Shepherd Dogs Retrievers (Golden) Boxers
10 Pomeranians Chihuahua Bulldogs
11 Boxers Pomeranians Chihuhuas
12 Miniature Schnauzers Miniature Schnauzer Pomeranians
13 Pugs Bulldogs Miniature Schnazuer
14 Maltese Maltese Maltese
15 Boston Terriers Pugs Pugs
16 Spaniels (Cocker) Boston Terriers Boston Terriers
17 Bulldogs Spaniels (Cocker) Shetland Sheepdogs
18 Miniature Pinschers Shetland Sheepdogs Rottweilers
19 Shetland Sheepdogs Rottweilers Spaniels (Cocker)
20 Bichons Frises Siberian Huskies French Bulldogs
21 Rottweilers Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
22 Welsh Corgies (Pembroke) Miniature Pinschers Siberian Huskies
23 Siberian Huskies Welsh Corgies (Pembroke) Welsh Corgies (Pembroke)
24 West Highland White Terriers French Bulldogs Doberman Pinschers
25 Basset Hounds Doberman Pinschers Great Danes
26 Papillons Pointers (German Shorthaired) Pointers (German Shorthaired)
27 Doberman Pinschers Great Danes Miniature Pinschers
28 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Papillons Havanese
29 Pointers (German Shorthaired) Bichon Frises Papillons
30 Great Danes West Highland White Terriers West Highland White Terriers

 

        AKC Top 50 Dog Registration Statistics

Breed 1999 2004 2008 2009
Labrador Retrievers 1 1 1 1
German Shepherd Dogs 3 3 3 2
Yorkshire Terriers 9 5 2 3
Golden Retrievers 2 2 4 4
Beagles 5 4 5 5
Boxers 10 7 6 6
Bulldogs 21 14 8 7
Dachshunds 4 6 7 8
Poodles 6 8 9 9
Shih Tzu 11 9 10 10
Miniature Schnauzers 14 11 11 11
Chihuahuas 7 10 12 12
Rottweilers 8 16 14 13
Pomeranians 12 13 13 14
Doberman Pinschers 23 22 18 15
German Shorthaired Pointers 24 20 16 16
Pugs 16 12 15 17
Shetland Sheepdogs 15 18 19 18
Boston Terriers 19 17 17 19
Maltese 20 19 20 20
Great Danes 28 27 22 21
Siberian Huskies 18 24 23 22
Cocker Spaniels 13 15 21 23
French Bulldogs 73 49 26 24
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 58 32 25 25
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 30 23 24 26
Mastiffs 39 33 28 27
Australian Shepherds 38 34 29 28
English Springer Spaniels 26 28 27 29
Brittanys 31 30 30 30
Weimaraners 34 29 31 31
Havanese 92 52 36 32
Miniature Pinschers 17 21 32 33
Basset Hounds 22 25 33 34
Bichon Frises 25 26 35 35
West Highland White Terriers 29 31 34 36
Papillons 46 35 37 37
Collies 32 36 38 38
Bernese Mountain Dogs 59 48 40 39
Bullmastiffs 50 47 39 40
Redbone Coonhounds n/a n/a n/a 41
Vizslas 48 44 44 42
Bluetick Coonhounds n/a n/a n/a 44
St. Bernards 37 37 45 45
Newfoundlands 53 45 46 46
Chinese Shar-Pei 35 41 47 47
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 56 55 50 48
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 41 46 48 49
Akitas 36 51 52 50

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