This Is the Least Popular Dog Breed in the U.S., Data Shows

Dogs and humans have had a special centuries-long bond, earning them the reputation of “man’s…

Dogs and humans have had a special centuries-long bond, earning them the reputation of “man’s best friend.” Yet according to the international research and analytics group YouGov, that doesn’t stop Americans from having clear preferences about which canine companions they like best—and least.

To find out which dogs are most and least popular, YouGov rounded up labeled images of 193 dog breeds and asked 2,541 Americans to say which of two breeds they preferred in series of 10 head-to-head match-ups. Looking at the results of the nearly 25,500 match-ups, the researchers determined a “win percentage” for each breed, which represents the frequency with which Americans preferred it to the other dog it was matched up against. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labrador Retrievers landed the coveted spot of most popular dog breed in America, taking home 83 percent of the wins in its match-ups, while Golden Retrievers followed close behind with 78 percent. But other dogs were less favored, having won far less often. Read on to find out which dog breeds are the least popular in the U.S., according to the YouGov data—and which breed is America’s absolute least favorite.

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Win percentage: 39 percent

Briard dog
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Win percentage: 38 percent

Spinoni Italian
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Win percentage: 38 percent

Whippet dog running
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Win percentage: 38 percent

Dogue de Bordeaux dog breed
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Win percentage: 37 percent

irish wolfhound
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Win percentage: 37 percent

Mini Bull Terrier
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Win percentage: 36 percent

Skye terrier
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Win percentage: 36 percent

Black and tan coonhound dog breed
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Win percentage: 35 percent

Pharaoh Hounds running
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Win percentage: 35 percent

Shih Tzu in the snow
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Win percentage: 35 percent

chihuahua dog
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Win percentage: 34 percent

Typical Irish Water Spaniel in the spring garden - Image
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Win percentage: 34 percent

brown toy poodle with tongue out on white bed
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Win percentage: 34 percent

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Win percentage: 33 percent

Portrait of a puppy Shar Pei Dog in outdoors. - Image

Win percentage: 33 percent

Portrait of an adult Spanish Greyhound dog - Image

Win percentage: 33 percent

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Japanese Chin dog breed
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Win percentage: 33 percent

Mexican hairless dogs
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Win percentage: 33 percent

Brussels Griffon
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Win percentage: 32 percent

Field spaniel
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Win percentage: 32 percent

American Hairless Terrier
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Win percentage: 31 percent

Affenpinscher
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Win percentage: 30 percent

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Italian Greyhound
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Win percentage: 30 percent

Bedlington Terrier
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Win percentage: 29 percent

Cirneco dell'etna dog breed
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Win percentage: 29 percent

Three saluki dogs
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Win percentage: 29 percent

Ibizan Hound
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Win percentage: 28 percent

Lowchen
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Win percentage: 28 percent

Sloughi dog breed
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Win percentage: 28 percent

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Afghan hound
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Win percentage: 27 percent

Komondor
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Win percentage: 26 percent

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Pekingese fluffiest dog breeds

Win percentage: 26 percent

Puli
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Win percentage: 26 percent

Azawakh dog running
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Win percentage: 25 percent

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Borzois dog breed
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Win percentage: 21 percent

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Win percentage: 17 percent

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