60 Breeds – Extinction in the Conformation Sport

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Contributing Factors: Low Conversion Rates, Low Entry Breeds, Limited Registrations

Abstract

This study focused on four major factors thought to be related to a breed’s risk for extinction from the conformation sport. The factors studied were the number of litters and dogs registered, low conversion rates, status as a low Entry breed (LE) and use of Limited Registrations.  The ability to measure risk for extinction from    conformation events involved seven elements that were used as indicators for declining litters, registrations and show entries. When the four major factors and seven elements are combined they show how the direction of a breed’s size, show entries and gene pool diversity can be influenced.

This study ranked all the breeds in the stud book based on the number of litters registered.  They are listed from largest to the smallest breed. The calculations for the litters registered by each breed were averaged using a three-year period (2013,14,15) to avoid an unusual occurrence during any one year.

After ranking all of the breeds based on the number of litters registered, the first factor studied was the conversion rate for each breed.  This factor is important because there are 87 breeds that have a conversation rate of 50% or less meaning that half of all pups born are lost to the breed and the stud book. The second factor studied was the number of Low Entry breeds (LE) which has steadily grown to 90 breeds or 47% of the stud book. The threshold for LE breed status occurs when conformation entries in a breed fall below 3,500 entries in the previous year’s events. Data for 83 of the 90 LE breeds (80%) have entries of less than 1,000 dogs per year which is well below the threshold for LE status. To further highlight the seriousness of LE status, seventeen LE breeds did not have a National Specialty Show and 6 had a National with less than 20 entries.

The third factor studied was limited Registrations (LR). This is a breeder’s tool that was intended to limit the breeding of pups with disqualifications and or other serious breed faults. Based on population statistics the number of poor quality animals expected in a breed should fall in the range of 4 – 6 %.  The data for LR indicate that many breeds have significantly higher than expected levels of dogs being registered on a LR. For example, 75 breeds have more than 25% of their pups on LR; 66 breeds have between 25- 50% and six breeds have between 50% - 60% of their pups on LR.

The AKC stud book has 188 breeds ranging in size and diversity. The data for the 60 breeds with the smallest number of registered litters show their conversation rate, status as a LE breed and use of Limited registrations to be good predictors of their candidacy for extinction at AKC conformation shows.  Two recommendations are offered to address the problems of potential extinction from the sport and the decline in litters, dog registrations and show entries.  

Background

For more than 100 years’ dog shows have been a popular sport in America. What was for many just a past time and hobby became a profession and a business.  As the sport developed and matured it became increasingly difficult for the novice to compete and win against the professional handler, the seasoned breeder and the experienced exhibitor. These conditions in part explain the current popularity of the Owner-Handled program.  In the early years of the dog sport, AKC events continued to grow along with the number of dog clubs, breeders and exhibitors. However, over these many years our society slowly changed along with the popularity of breeding and showing dogs. In time, the sport began to shift and the public became more careful with their use of time and discretionary dollars. As the cost of a good dog, lodging and food increased and the chances of success for the novice decreased many became overwhelmed and quit.  When these factors are combined with the other socio-economic conditions found in a changing society several puzzling trends begin to surface.  Plaguing the sport is the lingering problem of a dog club’s ability to attract new members which are needed to manage their shows and other events. While millions continue to own purebred dogs, entries at dog shows continue to decline and the trickledown effect from these factors impact not only the supply of show dogs, but the number of new breeders, exhibitors and the sport itself.
 
This paper addresses the three major factors and seven elements thought to be the contributing factors that drive these trends.  Data in Tables 1-4 show how seven elements influence a breed’s future and their involvement in the sport. The question raised from the data is why so many Americans own a purebred dog yet choose not to breed using a breed standard or belong to a breed club.  As these concerns continue to grow the unintended consequences for doing nothing suggest that:

  1. Sixty breeds will become extinct in the show ring
  2. The number of breeders who breed based on a breed standard will continue to decline
  3. The number of clubs that cancel or discontinue holding shows will increase
  4. Show entries will continue to decline
  5. Fewer clubs will be able to educate their members and the public
  6. More breeds will experience declining gene pool size and genetic diversity affecting breed health.
  7. Three recommendations are proposed on page 18 which address these problems.

Data and Tables

All of the AKC recognized breeds in the stud book are included in this report. The data in tables 1 -4 are based on a three-year average (2013, 14, 15) for each breed. Three-year averages are used to eliminate the effect of any unusual event that might have occurred in any one year that could influence the results.

Each table and discussion explains the importance of how four factors and seven elements influence in some way a breed’s gene pool size, registrations and show entries. The seven elements discussed appear as column headings in tables 1-4 for each breed. They are:

  1. Total number of litters registered per year
  2. Total number of pups produced
  3. Total number of pups registered (conversation rate)
  4. Conversation rate for each breed (%)
  5. Total number of pups registered on a limited registration (LR)
  6. Total number of dogs actually bred
  7. Total number of dogs actually entered in AKC events

Table 1 includes all 188 AKC breeds in the AKC stud book in Alpha order. Table 2 lists all of the 188 AKC breeds in decending order based on the average number of litters each breed produced each year. Table 3 lists the 90 Low Entry breeds. Table 4 Lists the 60 breeds with the fewest number of litters and those predicted to become extinct in the show ring. The column headings for each table are the same for tables 1-4.

Table 1 begins the discussion with the alphabetical listing of all AKC recognized breeds. This table is useful to find and compare differences between breeds. The seven column headings serve as reference points that show how conversation rates, status as a LE breed and use of LR can and do influence gene pool size and genetic diversity.

Table 2 lists all of the breeds in the AKC stud book in descending order based on the average number of registered litters produced in one year. This table of 188 breeds was divided into three subgroups of approximately 60 breeds based on the number of registered litters for a year. For discussion purposes, the three sub-groups are called: Top, Middle and Bottom groups. The bottom group of 60 breeds are discussed later in Table 4.

Table 3 displays the 90 Low Entry Breeds (LE) which are 47% of the stud book.  The term LE refers to those breeds whose entries at conformation shows fall below a threshold of 3,500 dogs in competition from the previous year’s events.  The LE list serves as a tool that signals the low frequency of entries at conformation shows, the potential size of a breed club and the estimated number of exhibitors and breeders. The data for the LE breeds show there is little breed movement on and off the LE list from year to year. The important statistic about LE breeds is that the LE List continues to grow.

Table 4 shows a list of the 60 breeds considered at greatest risk for extinction in the conformation sport.

Table 5 by year the frequency of Limited Registration use by the breeders and the frequency by year of their willingness to revoke their decision to limit a registration.

Conversion Rates

The conversion rate is the statistic used to show the number of pups that are AKC registered each year. It serves as a signal about the direction a breed is taking to maintain itself as a recognized breed of the AKC. In 2016 the conversion rate for all breeds was 43% which means that 57% of all purebred pups born are not being registered. This troubling statistic suggests that there is an ongoing slow melting away of the stud book which is affecting many breeds, their entries, club membership and judges.

This statistic also reflects breeder and buyer attitudes about the value and use of an AKC registered dog. Low conversation rates also suggest that breeders do not encourage or follow up to see if their puppy buyers register their new pup. Part of the problem is that some buyers believe that their “blue slip” is a registration. Others may not register their pups because they do not intend to breed or show their pup. Those who own a LR puppy are not given incentives or compelling reasons to register their pup. When low conversion rates are coupled with LE breeds status the cumulative effect contributes to the decline in registrations and show entries. More will be said about this in Recommendation number 1.

Low Entry Breeds (LE)

The low entry breed list originated in 2005 based on prior lists found in AKC records. The LE list was created for the purpose of a consideration for provisional (now permit) judges who had difficulty completing the requirements for regular status. The LE status was also used as a consideration for the availability of educational opportunities on applications for new breeds. It was also used as a guideline when considering waiving part of the requirement to judge new breeds before granting regular status, or for the acceptance of an application. Waiving any part of the requirements was subject to review on a case by case basis with several other factors influencing any decision.

Data for breeds listed as LE serve as a rough measure of a breed’s gene pool size and its genetic diversity. To better understand the seriousness of the LE list of breeds, a review of the actual number of dogs being bred and actually entered in shows are shown in Table 3, columns 9 and 11. When only a small number of dogs are spread over the 1,424 All-Breed and 2,667 Specialty shows, it is easy to understand the frustration felt by breeders and exhibitors seeking competition. Unfortunately, the number of breeds being added to the LE list continues to grow. By 2016 the LE list reached 90 breeds or almost half of the stud book (47%) which can be seen in Table 3d. By 2017 other developments were noted. For example, Table 3a shows that most LE breeds are now significantly below the threshold of 3,500 entries per year.

The data for LE breeds from 2015, 2016 & 2017 show that five established breeds that did not appear on the 2015 LE list moved onto the LE list in 2016 or 2017 (Airedale Terriers, Bloodhounds, Lhasa Aptos, Norwegian Elkhounds & Parson Russel Terriers). Five other breeds that appeared on the 2015 LE list moved off of the LE list in 2016 or 2017 (Bull Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Miniature American Shepherds & Wirehaired Pointed Griffons). Since these changes are small they do not alter the direction of the data. For example, newly recognized breeds usually appear on the LE list during their first year of recognition and most remain on the list in the following years.

According to Jerold Bell, DVM, most breeds lose about 35% of their genetic diversity through breed formation and only a small percentage of dogs will actually become involved in the creation of the next generation. He also says that breed populations can only remain healthy if they can grow and expand. To accomplish this Bell says that breeds with small populations (LE list) need a mentoring program for their puppy buyers because healthy gene pools require genetic diversity and the careful selection of sires and dams in order to produce the desired traits and avoid the deleterious mutations that accompany unwanted traits and diseases.

When the AKC stud book of 188 breeds is ranked in descending order based on the average number of litters produced during a three-year period (2013, 14, 15) the 60 breeds that appear in the bottom group all have three common characteristics: small gene pools, declining genetic diversity and the risk of extinction from the show ring.

Table 3a shows the total number of show entries for All-Breed conformation shows for a seven-year period. The downward trend in entries Is likely to have a larger impact on the 90 LE breeds because of the few number of dogs being exhibited.

Table 3a. Entries 2010 - 2016
Year Show Entries Differences Pct. %
2010 996 -  
2011 985 -11 1.1
2012 970 -16 1.5
2013 936 -33 3.4
2014 922 -14 1.5
2015 013 -9 0.9
2016 893 -20 2.1

Table 3b shows that 83 of the 90 LE breeds (88 %) have entries of less than 1,000 dogs per year which is well below the threshold of 3,500 required for LE status. Sixteen other LE breeds have entries that are less than seventeen entries a year. The growing concerns of competitors in these breeds is not knowing where these few dogs will be entered and where majors can be found. This concern should not be ignored because the number of LE breeds continues to grow.

Table 3b. LE Breeds - Total Entries Annually
LE Breeds Entries Entries all shows # of All-Breed Shows 1,618 # Specialty Shows 2,667
< than 500 entries 16    
< than 1,000 entries 17    
< than 2,000 entries 50    
Total 83    

Table 3b shows the total number of LE breeds in competition and the number of entries at their national. It should be noted that most have entries considerably below the threshold of 3,500 per year. This declining statistic impact the availability of completion and new judges.

Table 3c LE Breed Entries at National Specialties
# Breeds Total conformation entries
17 0
6 < 20
50 < 50
17 < 100

When taken together, Tables 3 b-c show a more troubling statistic regarding the appearance of the LE breeds at all-breed conformation shows and at regional and National Specialties. For example, seven breeds do not have a national specialty and 6 other LE breeds have nationals with less than 17 entries and 50 with entries of less than 50

Table 3d Low Entry Breeds (3,500 Entries Threshold)
Breed Dogs in Competion National Entry Percentage
BREED Dogs in Competition National Entry Percentage
Affenpinscher 2125 36 1.69%
Airedale Terrier 3182 78 2.45%
American English Coonhound 273 n/a n/a
American Eskimo Dog 2653 55 2.07%
American Foxhound 685 18 2.63%
American Hairless Terrier 1763 n/a n/a
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 1219 52 4.27%
Australian Terrier 2884 40 1.39%
Beauceron 1292 43 3.33%
Bedlington Terrier 1726 48 2.78%
Belgian Malinois 2922 73 2.50%
Belgian Sheepdog 3424 162 4.73%
Bergamasco 212 n/a n/a
Berger Picard 2925 54 1.85%
Black and Tan Coonhound 1156 38 3.29%
Black Russian Terrier 2567 35 1.36%
Bloodhound 2273 108 4.75%
Bluetick Coonhound 536 n/a n/a
Boerboels 334 n/a n/a
Briards 2731 41 1.50%
Canaan Dog 647 17 2.63%
Cesky Terrier 879 37 4.21%
Chinook 40 9 22.50%
Cinco dell'Etna 1212 n/a n/a
Coton de Tulear 1713 36 2.10%
Dandie Dinmont Terrier 823 24 2.92%
Dogues de Bordeaux 3024 n/a n/a
English Foxhound 276 12 4.35%
English Toy Spaniel 2780 84 3.02%
Entlebucher Mountain Dog 512 23 4.49%
Finnish Lapphunds 1162 22 1.89%
Finnish Spitz 1261 44 3.49%
Fox Terrier (Wire) 2317 n/a n/a
German Pinscher 1800 47 2.61%
Giant Schnauzer 3195 53 1.66%
Glen of Imaal Terrier 1166 32 2.74%
Greyhound 2437 33 1.35%
Harrier 341 20 5.87%
Ibizan Hound 2659 66 2.48%
Icelandic Sheepdog 1524 39 2.56%
Irish Terrier 1283 42 3.27%
Komondorok 296 8 2.70%
Kuvaszok 765 34 4.44%
Lagotti Romagnoli 1567 41 2.62%
Lakeland Terrier 1219 45 3.69%
Leonbergers 3056 67 2.19%
Lhasa Apsos 3265 79 2.42%
Lowchen 1314 34 2.59%
Miniature Bull Terrier 2743 74 2.70%
Neapolitan Mastiff 670 41 6.12%
Norfolk Terrier 1933 34 1.76%
Norwegian Buhunds 946 26 2.75%
Norwegian Elkhound 3169 139 4.39%
Norwegian Lundehunds 44 n/a n/a
Otterhound 1209 37 3.06%
Parson Russell Terrier 3024 20 0.66%
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens 2476 63 2.54%
Pharaoh Hound 1999 44 2.20%
Plott 151 n/a n/a
Pointer (German Wirehaired) 2796 69 2.47%
Polish Lowland Sheepdog 942 16 1.70%
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno 2004 38 1.90%
Puli 1162 35 3.01%
Pumi 1112 36 3.24%
Pyrenean Shepherd 996 79 7.93%
Rat Terrier 3125 40 1.28%
Redbone Coonhound 883 n/a n/a
Retriever (Curly-Coated) 1305 75 5.75%
Russell Terrier 2964 42 1.42%
Scottish Deerhound 2108 156 7.40%
Sealyham Terrier 1120 n/a n/a
Setter (Irish Red and White) 1444 20 1.39%
Silky Terrier 2662 56 2.10%
Skye Terrier 1119 31 2.77%
Sloughi 118 n/a n/a
Spaniel (American Water) 487 16 3.29%
Spaniel (Boykin) 385 n/a n/a
Spaniel (Clumber) 2799 104 3.72%
Spaniel (Field) 1943 88 4.53%
Spaniel (Irish Water) 1067 42 3.94%
Spaniel (Sussex) 1333 36 2.70%
Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 2923 114 3.90%
Spanish Water Dog 775 n/a n/a
Spinone Italiano 2896 47 1.62%
Swedish Vallhund 961 47 4.89%
Tibetan Mastiff 1503 24 1.60%
Treeing Walker Coonhound 686 n/a n/a
Welsh Terrier 1774 32 1.80%
Wirehaired Vizsla 549 n/a n/a
Xoloitzcuintli 2154 27 1.25%

Limited Registrations (LR)

The concept of a Limited Registration was approved by the AKC Board in June 1988. The idea was presented by staff to the delegates at the September 1988 Forum, discussed in December 1988 and March 1989 and voted on and approved by the Delegates in June 1989. Its purpose was to serve as a tool for breeders that had pups with disqualifications and or other serious faults. Breeders had been asking AKC to create a tool that would help address the problem of registering poor quality pups that should not be bred. In 1989 AKC authorized LR and since that time the number of LR has steadily increased as seen in Table 5. It would appear that some breeders are using this tool for reasons other than as a mechanism to limit those with DQ’s and or serous faults. Interviews with more than 100 breeders confirm that breeders use this tool to control the behavior of puppy buyers via contracts that require buyers to sign off before the LR will be lifted. Others are using it to control breeding’s or as a way to demand more money for fully registered pups. The number of pups registered and revoked can be found in Table 5.

Since the beginning of LR program, the number of dogs placed on LR has steadily increased. By 2016 more than one million dogs have been removed from the stud book using this tool. What is not known is the number of pups that are sold on LR that are not registered. Some estimate it to be equal to the number actually registered. Based on population statistics using the Bell Curve the number of dogs in a breed that would be expected to be of poor quality (DQ’s and or other serious faults) would fall in a range of 4-6% for a breed.

A review of the monies spent on dog research and the advancements achieved over the past 20 years one would expect the number of poor quality dog’s being produced to be leveling off or at least be in a decline. For example, advances have been made in how to manage the carriers, how to use formula breeding techniques and how to make better selections of sires and dams to name just a few. All of this research and the accompanying advancements suggest that purpose bred dogs should be better and healthier now than 20 years ago. The data for LR for the past 25 years does not support this conclusion. In many breeds the number of LR is increasing. For example, 60 breeds have more than 25% of their pups on LR; 59 breeds have between 25- 50% on LR and 15 breeds have between 40%-65% of their pups on LR. Note that while LR were authorized in 1989, AKC data for LR begins with 1993.

Table 5 shows the slow and steady increase in the use of limited registrations for only pups actually registered. Those placed on LR that were not registered are not known. When the number of LR pups (registered and not registered) are combined the impact on the stud book is even greater.

Table 5.History by Year of Limit Registrations
Year Number Revoked Number Limited
1993 35 371
1994 74 275
1995 102 406
1996 190 631
1997 244 893
1998 301 1,790
1999 851 23,070
2000 1,765 75,037
2001 1,815 77,987
2002 1,57 80,237
2003 1,572 87,813
2004 1,653 99,464
2005 1,570 85,742
2006 1,486 78,867
2007 1,422 76,173
2008 1,480 76,767
2009 1,53 73,670
2010 1,283 69,769
2011 1,407 73,108
2012 1,392 74,760
2013 1,479 78,611
2014 1,501 84,432
2015 1,328 94,600
2016 829 106,212
2017 126 55,001

Extinction from the Show Ring

Table 4 provides a list of the 60 breeds at the bottom of the stud book based on the number of litters registered. These are the breeds with the smallest number of pups registered, fewest number of dogs being bred and the fewest being exhibited (columns 9 and 11). The most troubling part of this data include the following:

  1. All of these breeds produce less than 50 litters a year or one per state with the exception of the Bluetick Coonhounds and Affenincshers
  2. All have less than 20 dogs being bred with four exceptions. Lagotti Romagnoli (24), Blue Tick Coonhounds (33) and Affenincshers (22)
  3. Six of these breeds produce 5 or less registered litters per year
  4. Twelve produced 10 or less registered litters per year
  5. Ten produced 20 or less registered puppies
  6. Thirty-four have 5 or less dogs being bred per year
  7. Forty -eight exhibit 50 or less dogs a year which is well below the threshold for LE
  8. Twenty- three exhibit 20 or less dogs a year which is well below the threshold for LE
  9. None would likely be given regular status if they requested recognition today

The characteristics noted about this group of 60 breeds need close attention because they are the breeds at greatest risk.  At their current pace of decline many are not expected to have entries at any AKC conformation shows.

Summary

This report addresses some of the problems driving declining litters, dog registrations, show entries and their contributing factors. The three factors contributing most to these declines are low conversation rates, LE and LR.

Many of the problems identified in this report are not addressed such as: the greying effect, declining club membership, declining gene pool size and genetic diversity. They should be addressed separately.

Recommendations and Proposals.

Proposal # 1. Out Reach to the Stakeholders-Breed Clubs and Breeders

Finding new ways to attract new exhibits and breeders is a challenge for AKC. Given the significant differences between the 60 breeds at the bottom of the stud book and those in the top and middle groups cannot be ignored. Those classified as LE and those with high use of LR need attention and study. It seems reasonable to assume that at the very least the stakeholders for these breeds should be made aware of the consequences for doing nothing. Therefore, it is recommended that this data and information coupled with ideas and recommendations be offered to the officers, breeders and exhibitors of parent clubs, their regional affiliates and All-Breed clubs. For example, consideration might be given to the use of team meetings and webinars with parent clubs. Other efforts might be considered for those who purchase a LR pup such as offers of compelling reasons to register their pup.

Based on conversations with three parent clubs (Samoyed, Giant Schnauzer, German Shepherd Dog clubs) their officers are unaware of this data regarding their breed.

Thus, the first step in such an effort would be to share pertinent information and the consequences for doing nothing. Such an effort would be the first step in stabilizing the decline in show entries, breeders, exhibitors and breed size. An organized public relation, marketing and education effort is warranted.

Proposal # 2. National Sweepstakes

This proposal is aimed at increasing the number of registered litters, dog registrations and entries using three known elements that drive the sport and keep it alive. They are: titles, awards and recognitions. This proposal creates an AKC National Sweepstake and AKC National Maturity program for every breed.

Currently most novice breeders and exhibitors do not believe they can successfully compete and win against the professional handlers, experienced breeders and seasoned competitors. When costs and their lack of success are considered, many become frustrated and quit. Others just age out. An AKC National Sweepstakes would change this belief because it is not based on winning or defeating the professional handler, experienced breeder or seasoned exhibitor. Emphasis shifts to breeding and puppy placements at shows. The key features of the AKC National Sweepstake (S) are:

  1. All breeds are included by definition.
  2. Each year AKC designates several regional All-breed shows spread across the US (east, central, west)
  3. No championship points are awarded for class placements.
  4. Competition involves the 6-9 and 9-12 class at designated all-breed shows. Puppies that place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th earn Sweepstake points toward the rank of their sire and dam in their breed. (See Table 7)
  5. Puppies entered in the 6-9 and 9-12 classes at these designated shows would be the eligible competitors.
  6. Sweepstakes points cumulate toward the ranking of sires, dams, breeders and owners in each breed.
  7. At the end of each year, AKC ranks and publishes the top 25 sires, dams, breeders and owners in each breed.
  8. The first place class winners from the 6-9 and 9-12 classes at the designated regional shows would be invited to Orlando to compete for the title, “AKC National Sweepstakes Winner” Breed Name.
  9. Puppies entered in the Sweepstakes would be eligible for the Maturity competition the occurs in the following year. The same point totals (Table 7) would be used and final competition would take place in Orlando for the maturity dogs.  Maturity winners at Orlando would be called the AKC National Sweepstakes Maturity Winner Breed name.

The top 25 sires and dams with the highest point totals in each breed would be ranked and published by AKC along with their breeders and owners.

Table 7. Points Awarded Sire and Dam
Blue Ribbon Red Ribbon Yellow Ribbon White Ribbon
4 points 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point

This Sweepstakes program gives every breeder and owner the opportunity to experience success and be recognized for their sire and dams ranking without requiring them to defeat the professional handlers, experienced breeder or seasoned exhibitor. The national Sweepstakes makes success believable, achievable and within reach of all breeders and owners in every breed.

Appendix

TABLE 1. LIST OF BREEDS IN ALPHA ORDER
  Breed Litters Pups Pups Registered % Conversion Rate Limited Reg. % Limited Reg. # Actually Bred % Actually Bred # Entered in Event % Entered in Events
1 Affenpinschers 54 144 116 80.1% 9 8.0% 22 20.2% 53 46.1%
2 Afghan Hounds 86 484 377 78.4% 19 5.0% 18 4.4% 215 57.3%
3 Airedale Terriers 442 3,213 1,364 42.5% 483 35.4% 126 9.4% 100 7.4%
4 Akitas 825 4,506 1,747 38.7% 283 16.4% 304 17.0% 220 12.5%
5 Alaskan Malamutes 596 3,468 1,337 38.5% 479 36.0% 189 14.0% 165 12.3%
6 American English Coonhounds 11 86 30 35.0%   0.0% 5 15.2% 9 33.4%
7 American Eskimo Dogs 157 556 279 50.0% 26 9.1% 23 7.8% 63 22.8%
8 American Foxhounds 5 23 15 67.5%   0.0% 1 10.0% 12 84.3%
9 American Hairless Terriers 2 14 4 78.6% 0 9.1% 3 27.3% 7 63.6%
10 American Staffordshire Terriers 197 1,220 593 48.6% 111 18.7% 68 11.4% 174 29.3%
11 Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 151 1,060 442 41.8% 51 11.7% 79 18.1% 55 12.4%
12 Australian Cattle Dogs 554 2,902 1,318 45.5% 330 25.1% 172 13.1% 245 18.6%
13 Australian Shepherds 2,681 16,349 6,400 39.2% 1,396 21.8% 868 13.6% 920 14.4%
14 Australian Terriers 72 330 182 55.0% 54 29.6% 17 9.0% 70 38.5%
15 Basenjis 176 825 540 65.7% 134 24.7% 39 7.3% 235 43.6%
16 Basset Hounds 1,039 6,324 2,089 33.0% 329 15.7% 346 16.6% 221 10.6%
17 Beagles 8,995 42,374 19,589 46.2% 425 2.2% 2,888 14.2% 1,361 6.8%
18 Bearded Collies 66 352 250 71.2% 75 30.6% 10 3.7% 106 42.0%
19 Beaucerons 28 185 110 58.5% 42 38.3% 6 7.4% 38 33.5%
20 Bedlington Terriers 40 189 130 69.0% 25 18.9% 11 8.6% 52 39.7%
21 Belgian Malinois 358 2,476 1,275 51.6% 95 7.4% 168 13.4% 120 9.5%
22 Belgian Sheepdogs 47 277 224 80.7% 51 23.0% 6 2.5% 91 40.1%
23 Belgian Tervuren 84 479 349 73.0% 46 13.2% 19 5.6% 146 42.1%
24 Bergamasco 4 26 11 43.0% 3 64.5% 2 54.8% 2 3.2%
25 Berger Picards 13 51 11 66.7% 3 29.4% 2 5.9% 17 50.0%
26 Bernese Mountain Dogs 1,320 7,811 3,472 44.5% 1,311 37.8% 456 13.3% 404 11.7%
27 Bichons Frises 1,193 4,847 1,784 36.8% 634 35.7% 251 13.8% 139 7.7%
28 Black and Tan Coonhounds 62 410 196 47.9% 19 9.8% 24 11.4% 45 22.2%
29 Black Russian Terriers 57 342 232 68.2% 72 31.1% 16 7.3% 63 27.1%
30 Bloodhounds 637 4,336 1,548 35.7% 175 11.3% 255 16.2% 74 4.8%
31 Bluetick Coonhounds 52 439 133 29.9% 17 12.1% 33 26.6% 29 22.5%
32 Boerboels 24 164 51 52.4% 12 11.9% 18 32.7% 10 68.0%
33 Border Collies 658 3,515 1,837 52.3% 571 31.1% 213 11.7% 499 27.3%
34 Border Terriers 230 902 595 65.9% 223 37.6% 59 9.6% 206 34.5%
35 Borzois 92 524 421 80.3% 25 5.9% 20 4.8% 241 57.3%
36 Boston Terriers 3,177 13,176 4,648 35.3% 755 16.3% 995 21.3% 408 8.8%
37 Bouviers des Flandres 212 1,272 606 47.7% 206 34.1% 47 7.7% 135 22.2%
38 Boxers 5,946 34,397 11,239 32.6% 1,377 12.5% 1,690 14.5% 548 4.9%
39 Briards 41 268 169 63.1% 44 26.1% 10 6.0% 75 44.7%
40 Brittanys 1,503 9,291 4,050 43.6% 404 10.0% 344 8.6% 470 11.6%
41 Brussels Griffons 311 1,006 438 43.6% 76 17.2% 80 17.8% 140 32.1%
42 Bull Terriers 623 3,102 1,320 42.5% 104 8.1% 250 18.2% 129 9.8%
43 Bulldogs 10,337 46,076 19,910 43.2% 1,522 7.7% 4,030 19.9% 723 3.6%
44 Bullmastiffs 684 4,082 1,797 44.0% 259 14.5% 227 12.3% 250 13.9%
45 Cairn Terriers 597 2,373 877 36.9% 274 31.3% 123 13.4% 164 18.9%
46 Canaan Dogs 16 61 48 78.8% 9 17.8% 2 4.1% 17 36.2%
47 Cane Corso 518 3,784 1,451 38.9% 243 16.7% 412 28.8% 203 14.1%
48 Cardigan Welsh Corgis 223 1,160 776 66.9% 255 32.9% 76 9.9% 319 41.2%
49 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 3,461 13,251 6,161 46.5% 2,533 41.1% 952 15.4% 687 11.1%
50 Cesky Terriers 5 18 13 75.2% 3 24.6% 4 28.3% 7 54.0%
51 Chihuahuas 3,578 10,435 3,856 37.0% 331 8.8% 861 21.5% 729 19.0%
52 Chinese Crested 482 1,680 818 48.8% 91 11.1% 133 15.6% 356 43.2%
53 Chinese Shar-Pei 800 3,252 1,159 35.6% 154 13.4% 232 19.5% 165 14.3%
54 Chinooks 9 56 46 80.0% 2 3.0% 3 7.3% 7 14.2%
55 Chow Chows 466 1,970 836 42.3% 118 14.3% 136 15.9% 129 15.2%
56 Cirnechi dell'Etna 8 45 14 95.6% 2 14.0% 1 0.0% 21 48.8%
57 Collies 966 5,187 2,456 47.3% 470 19.1% 342 13.9% 632 25.7%
58 Coton de Tulear 216 785 208 39.5% 70 32.8% 102 31.5% 37 13.1%
59 Dachshunds 6,397 23,470 8,001 34.1% 1,363 17.1% 1,907 23.6% 901 11.3%
60 Dalmatians 326 2,228 1,044 46.9% 272 26.1% 110 10.7% 223 21.4%
61 Dandie Dinmont Terriers 22 66 51 76.9% 10 19.8% 5 9.9% 25 50.0%
62 Doberman Pinschers 2,807 18,815 7,774 41.3% 1,675 21.6% 960 12.2% 621 8.0%
63 Dogues de Bordeaux 380 2,256 924 40.9% 94 10.2% 182 19.3% 99 10.7%
64 English Foxhounds 2 10 10 97.6% 1 6.7% 0 3.3% 5 48.8%
65 English Toy Spaniels 84 242 165 68.3% 7 4.3% 30 18.9% 86 53.0%
66 Entlebucher Mountain Dogs 25 135 77 58.9% 32 39.9% 9 11.0% 15 18.8%
67 Finnish Lapphunds 11 48 42 87.2% 15 37.5% 3 7.2% 20 46.1%
68 Finnish Spitz 20 74 41 56.2% 10 23.3% 6 13.8% 16 37.8%
69 Fox Terriers (Smooth) 89 321 249 77.3% 25 9.9% 24 9.3% 151 60.8%
70 Fox Terriers (Wire) 235 949 441 46.4% 109 24.6% 63 13.9% 82 18.5%
71 French Bulldogs 6,559 25,417 11,623 46.0% 1,490 12.8% 3,765 33.5% 692 6.1%
72 German Pinschers 33 189 150 79.1% 67 44.9% 9 5.9% 47 31.2%
73 German Shepherd Dogs 15,601 96,426 39,588 41.1% 6,024 15.2% 5,531 14.0% 955 2.4%
74 Giant Schnauzers 207 1,391 599 43.0% 209 35.0% 74 12.1% 93 15.5%
75 Glen of Imaal Terriers 13 67 58 85.5% 22 34.5% 1 1.7% 22 39.8%
76 Great Danes 3,118 22,382 7,487 33.5% 1,544 20.7% 1,327 17.6% 630 8.4%
77 Great Pyrenees 376 2,365 881 37.3% 172 19.6% 121 13.6% 130 14.7%
78 Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs 164 906 701 77.1% 350 49.9% 44 5.9% 173 24.4%
79 Greyhounds 21 122 87 73.0% 2 2.2% 4 4.4% 50 57.9%
80 Harriers 4 18 14 69.1% 1 4.5% 1 3.0% 7 45.0%
81 Havanese 2,903 12,025 4,321 35.9% 1,823 42.2% 720 16.7% 448 10.4%
82 Ibizan Hounds 16 85 77 90.2% 4 5.1% 4 5.1% 58 75.8%
83 Icelandic Sheepdogs 31 136 120 88.0% 18 14.3% 9 8.4% 43 36.3%
84 Irish Terriers 77 386 234 60.9% 59 26.0% 26 11.3% 33 14.6%
85 Irish Wolfhounds 223 1,405 817 58.7% 196 24.0% 81 9.9% 229 28.1%
86 Italian Greyhounds 467 1,825 794 43.5% 99 12.4% 101 12.6% 223 28.0%
87 Japanese Chin 304 815 409 50.2% 40 10.0% 63 15.1% 184 44.8%
88 Keeshonden 165 875 521 59.5% 226 43.3% 41 7.7% 160 30.7%
89 Kerry Blue Terriers 58 283 207 73.2% 40 19.4% 17 8.5% 79 38.0%
90 Komondorok 24 121 56 46.3% 3 6.5% 9 15.3% 12 20.1%
91 Kuvaszok 23 111 82 74.7% 5 6.4% 5 6.1% 21 25.5%
92 Lagotti Romagnoli 35 201 42 62.7% 21 50.8% 24 9.5% 22 17.5%
93 Lakeland Terriers 68 246 128 51.9% 35 27.7% 22 16.7% 34 26.3%
94 Leonbergers 80 517 411 79.4% 185 45.2% 23 5.7% 93 22.6%
95 Lhasa Apsos 538 2,293 778 33.9% 130 16.9% 123 15.6% 115 14.8%
96 Lowchen 32 88 73 84.1% 23 30.7% 7 9.1% 41 55.3%
97 Maltese 3,082 8,717 3,108 35.8% 493 16.0% 613 19.3% 196 6.3%
98 Manchester Terriers 80 290 174 60.4% 40 23.0% 18 9.9% 87 49.4%
99 Mastiffs 1,588 10,209 4,149 40.6% 575 14.0% 588 13.7% 338 8.2%
100 Miniature American Shepherds 161 860 336 51.5% 130 12.9% 313 10.4% 195 6.5%
101 Miniature Bull Terriers 74 297 192 64.8% 41 21.6% 31 16.3% 77 40.0%
102 Miniature Pinschers 778 2,616 926 35.5% 138 14.9% 155 16.1% 217 23.8%
103 Miniature Schnauzers 4,774 19,633 6,434 32.8% 1,686 26.3% 1,309 20.1% 266 4.1%
104 Neapolitan Mastiffs 104 584 294 50.3% 30 10.0% 56 18.8% 36 12.3%
105 Newfoundlands 917 5,428 2,338 43.1% 851 36.4% 304 13.2% 255 11.0%
106 Norfolk Terriers 101 259 166 64.4% 46 27.8% 22 13.0% 55 33.4%
107 Norwegian Buhunds 15 72 53 74.5% 8 14.4% 2 3.6% 22 41.4%
108 Norwegian Elkhounds 205 1,094 434 39.8% 67 15.5% 60 14.0% 68 16.0%
109 Norwegian Lundehunds 6 17 10 55.4%   0.0% 1 5.8% 3 39.0%
110 Norwich Terriers 227 602 441 73.2% 115 26.1% 54 11.7% 158 35.8%
111 Old English Sheepdogs 299 1,957 745 38.3% 225 30.2% 88 11.6% 113 15.2%
112 Otterhounds 6 30 30 99.1% 0 1.3% 1 3.8% 19 60.7%
113 Papillons 1,239 3,417 1,709 50.1% 338 20.0% 270 15.2% 551 32.3%
114 Parson Russell Terriers 167 648 346 53.4% 59 16.7% 49 13.5% 116 33.5%
115 Pekingese 375 1,156 536 46.5% 16 3.0% 96 16.9% 168 31.5%
116 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 2,545 12,685 5,317 41.9% 1,286 24.1% 935 17.8% 566 10.7%
117 Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 39 169 107 63.3% 37 34.4% 12 11.0% 44 41.8%
118 Pharaoh Hounds 13 69 52 73.7% 13 29.2% 3 4.2% 26 46.9%
119 Plotts 33 204 67 32.7% 0 0.5% 15 21.5% 12 19.4%
120 Pointers 48 289 215 74.2% 15 6.9% 20 10.3% 132 60.7%
121 Pointers (German Shorthaired) 2,816 19,707 8,585 43.6% 722 8.4% 921 10.9% 708 8.3%
122 Pointers (German Wirehaired) 273 1,924 888 46.1% 101 11.5% 86 9.4% 123 13.9%
123 Polish Lowland Sheepdogs 25 96 53 55.9% 33 62.1% 5 8.9% 12 22.3%
124 Pomeranians 4,578 12,189 4,846 39.8% 533 11.1% 1,103 22.3% 489 10.1%
125 Poodles 7,077 29,466 11,939 40.6% 3,401 28.5% 2,010 16.8% 1,169 9.8%
126 Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 31 76 66 87.2% 2 3.5% 15 22.8% 41 61.0%
127 Portuguese Water Dogs 338 2,353 1,516 64.5% 943 62.2% 82 5.4% 256 16.9%
128 Pugs 2,299 9,259 3,191 34.5% 477 15.1% 646 20.0% 374 11.7%
129 Pulik 33 149 90 60.2% 10 11.2% 7 7.8% 22 23.7%
130 Pyrenean Shepherds 12 40 36 90.6% 1 5.0% 3 6.7% 26 70.3%
131 Rat Terriers 130 649 274 41.7% 33 12.0% 86 36.6% 99 37.9%
132 Redbone Coonhounds 37 254 89 36.3% 10 10.9% 16 18.2% 28 31.4%
133 Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) 594 4,145 2,071 50.0% 452 21.9% 154 7.4% 252 12.1%
134 Retrievers (Curly-Coated) 14 83 67 81.0% 10 15.3% 3 5.5% 25 39.0%
135 Retrievers (Flat-Coated) 93 618 468 75.8% 188 40.2% 14 3.0% 177 37.7%
136 Retrievers (Golden) 10,162 72,704 26,658 36.7% 9,786 36.7% 3,007 11.4% 1,432 5.4%
137 Retrievers (Labrador) 25,536 179,827 68,476 38.1% 12,895 18.8% 7,366 10.8% 3,328 4.9%
138 Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 102 542 421 77.8% 196 46.4% 26 6.1% 137 32.4%
139 Rhodesian Ridgebacks 581 4,406 2,175 49.4% 874 40.2% 130 6.1% 459 21.1%
140 Rottweilers 4,438 26,638 11,006 41.4% 1,225 11.1% 1,560 14.2% 517 4.7%
141 Russell Terriers 195 788 325 41.4% 70 21.3% 92 28.7% 79 24.3%
142 Salukis 39 195 179 91.6% 5 2.8% 5 2.6% 127 70.9%
143 Samoyeds 344 1,738 998 57.4% 320 32.2% 86 8.5% 296 29.6%
144 Schipperkes 190 636 332 52.3% 57 17.2% 43 12.8% 108 32.5%
145 Scottish Deerhounds 17 95 78 82.2% 4 4.9% 4 5.7% 50 63.7%
146 Scottish Terriers 703 3,003 1,269 42.2% 280 22.1% 172 13.4% 198 15.5%
147 Sealyham Terriers 23 83 67 81.1% 4 6.2% 8 13.6% 29 43.0%
148 Setters (English) 96 542 395 72.9% 48 12.1% 22 5.4% 161 40.7%
149 Setters (Gordon) 114 726 389 53.5% 43 11.0% 27 6.7% 103 26.6%
150 Setters (Irish Red and White) 16 121 102 85.4% 26 25.4% 5 5.0% 39 38.1%
151 Setters (Irish) 216 1,593 810 50.9% 147 18.3% 57 6.9% 270 33.3%
152 Shetland Sheepdogs 2,635 10,571 4,885 46.2% 1,346 27.6% 628 12.5% 1,044 21.2%
153 Shiba Inu 890 3,065 1,369 44.7% 412 30.0% 245 18.1% 156 11.4%
154 Shih Tzu 5,379 19,178 5,901 30.8% 1,188 20.4% 1,391 23.1% 294 5.0%
155 Siberian Huskies 4,134 21,459 7,716 36.0% 1,717 22.2% 1,435 18.8% 377 4.9%
156 Silky Terriers 269 934 368 39.4% 33 9.2% 56 15.1% 77 20.9%
157 Skye Terriers 7 32 29 93.0% 1 3.2% 2 7.9% 18 61.1%
158 Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 708 4,201 1,420 33.8% 541 38.0% 141 10.0% 176 12.4%
159 Spaniels (American Water) 21 141 99 70.0% 13 12.5% 4 3.8% 13 13.1%
160 Spaniels (Boykin) 67 443 251 56.5% 87 33.6% 40 17.1% 22 8.9%
161 Spaniels (Clumber) 43 196 141 71.4% 26 18.6% 13 9.9% 79 56.9%
162 Spaniels (Cocker) 2,106 9,452 3,325 35.2% 673 20.3% 562 16.7% 547 16.4%
163 Spaniels (English Cocker) 429 2,061 1,170 57.1% 148 12.6% 137 11.8% 270 23.1%
164 Spaniels (English Springer) 1,722 11,161 4,014 36.0% 1,028 25.6% 467 11.6% 443 11.0%
165 Spaniels (Field) 34 166 135 81.5% 46 34.0% 10 7.3% 58 43.1%
166 Spaniels (Irish Water) 19 132 114 86.3% 16 14.3% 4 3.2% 41 35.8%
167 Spaniels (Sussex) 13 51 44 86.0% 1 3.1% 4 9.9% 27 61.5%
168 Spaniels (Welsh Springer) 43 252 187 74.2% 86 45.7% 11 5.7% 63 33.5%
169 Spanish Water Dogs 7 41 16 59.6% 8 47.4% 3 34.8% 4 36.0%
170 Spinoni Italiani 61 434 287 66.3% 80 27.8% 20 7.3% 71 25.0%
171 St. Bernards 635 4,102 1,489 36.3% 254 17.2% 204 13.5% 177 11.8%
172 Staffordshire Bull Terriers 258 1,201 620 51.6% 117 19.0% 100 15.8% 144 23.3%
173 Standard Schnauzers 135 871 495 57.0% 240 48.4% 35 7.2% 127 25.6%
174 Swedish Vallhunds 25 114 85 74.9% 25 29.4% 5 5.9% 34 40.0%
175 Tibetan Mastiffs 44 268 168 62.5% 32 19.0% 14 8.5% 55 32.8%
176 Tibetan Spaniels 120 415 291 69.6% 31 10.7% 40 12.6% 179 61.6%
177 Tibetan Terriers 201 1,019 508 49.9% 245 48.2% 32 6.1% 124 24.4%
178 Toy Fox Terriers 190 595 328 55.1% 37 11.3% 49 14.6% 140 42.7%
179 Treeing Walker Coonhounds 39 241 91 36.2% 0 0.3% 9 10.1% 38 42.3%
180 Vizslas 1,003 6,635 3,136 47.3% 1,053 33.5% 203 6.7% 519 16.6%
181 Weimaraners 1,093 7,530 2,928 38.8% 974 33.4% 292 9.8% 251 8.6%
182 Welsh Terriers 189 792 353 44.4% 161 45.4% 46 12.5% 55 15.5%
183 West Highland White Terriers 1,561 6,108 2,219 36.3% 729 32.9% 340 15.2% 160 7.2%
184 Whippets 311 1,873 1,246 66.5% 210 16.8% 71 5.8% 529 42.5%
185 Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 193 1,507 807 53.9% 206 25.0% 64 8.7% 95 12.0%
186 Wirehaired Vizslas 14 81 40 77.2% 14 34.3% 5 7.5% 15 24.6%
187 Xoloitzcuintli 55 217 130 59.8% 21 16.8% 24 18.7% 61 33.1%
188 Yorkshire Terriers 12,737 39,721 13,435 33.8% 1,537 11.7% 2,734 19.6% 1,145 8.6%

 

TABLE 2. Stud Book Listed Based on Total Number of Litters
  Breed Litters Pups< Pups Registered % Conversion Rate Limited Reg. % Limited Reg. # Actually Bred % Actually Bred # Entered in Events % Entered in Events
1 Retrievers (Labrador) 25,536 179,827 68,476 38.1% 12,895 18.8% 7,366 10.8% 3,328 4.9%
2 German Shepherd Dogs 15,601 96,426 39,588 41.1% 6,024 15.2% 5,531 14.0% 955 2.4%
3 Yorkshire Terriers 12,737 39,721 13,435 33.8% 1,537 11.7% 2,734 19.6% 1,145 8.6%
4 Bulldogs 10,337 46,076 19,910 43.2% 1,522 7.7% 4,030 19.9% 723 3.6%
5 Retrievers (Golden) 10,162 72,704 26,658 36.7% 9,786 36.7% 3,007 11.4% 1,432 5.4%
6 Beagles 8,995 42,374 19,589 46.2% 425 2.2% 2,888 14.2% 1,361 6.8%
7 Poodles 7,077 29,466 11,939 40.6% 3,401 28.5% 2,010 16.8% 1,169 9.8%
8 French Bulldogs 6,559 25,417 11,623 46.0% 1,490 12.8% 3,765 33.5% 692 6.1%
9 Dachshunds 6,397 23,470 8,001 34.1% 1,363 17.1% 1,907 23.6% 901 11.3%
10 Boxers 5,946 34,397 11,239 32.6% 1,377 12.5% 1,690 14.5% 548 4.9%
11 Shih Tzu 5,379 19,178 5,901 30.8% 1,188 20.4% 1,391 23.1% 294 5.0%
12 Miniature Schnauzers 4,774 19,633 6,434 32.8% 1,686 26.3% 1,309 20.1% 266 4.1%
13 Pomeranians 4,578 12,189 4,846 39.8% 533 11.1% 1,103 22.3% 489 10.1%
14 Rottweilers 4,438 26,638 11,006 41.4% 1,225 11.1% 1,560 14.2% 517 4.7%
15 Siberian 4,134 21,459 7,716 36.0% 1,717 22.2% 1,435 18.8% 377 4.9%
16 Chihuahuas 3,578 10,435 3,856 37.0% 331 8.8% 861 21.5% 729 19.0%
17 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 3,461 13,251 6,161 46.5% 2,533 41.1% 952 15.4% 687 11.1%
18 Boston Terriers 3,177 13,176 4,648 35.3% 755 16.3% 995 21.3% 408 8.8%
19 Great Danes 3,118 22,382 7,487 33.5% 1,544 20.7% 1,327 17.6% 630 8.4%
20 Maltese 3,082 8,717 3,108 35.8% 493 16.0% 613 19.3% 196 6.3%
21 Havanese 2,903 12,025 4,321 35.9% 1,823 42.2% 720 16.7% 448 10.4%
22 Pointers (German Shorthaired) 2,816 19,707 8,585 43.6% 722 8.4% 921 10.9% 708 8.3%
23 Doberman Pinschers 2,807 18,815 7,774 41.3% 1,675 21.6% 960 12.2% 621 8.0%
24 Australian Shepherds 2,681 16,349 6,400 39.2% 1,396 21.8% 868 13.6% 920 14.4%
25 Shetland Sheepdogs 2,635 10,571 4,885 46.2% 1,346 27.6% 628 12.5% 1,044 21.2%
26 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 2,545 12,685 5,317 41.9% 1,286 24.1% 935 17.8% 566 10.7%
27 Pugs 2,299 9,259 3,191 34.5% 477 15.1% 646 20.0% 374 11.7%
28 Spaniels (Cocker) 2,106 9,452 3,325 35.2% 673 20.3% 562 16.7% 547 16.4%
29 Spaniels (English Springer) 1,722 11,161 4,014 36.0% 1,028 25.6% 467 11.6% 443 11.0%
30 Mastiffs 1,588 10,209 4,149 40.6% 575 14.0% 588 13.7% 338 8.2%
31 West Highland White Terriers 1,561 6,108 2,219 36.3% 729 32.9% 340 15.2% 160 7.2%
32 Brittanys 1,503 9,291 4,050 43.6% 404 10.0% 344 8.6% 470 11.6%
33 Bernese Mountain Dogs 1,320 7,811 3,472 44.5% 1,311 37.8% 456 13.3% 404 11.7%
34 Papillons 1,239 3,417 1,709 50.1% 338 20.0% 270 15.2% 551 32.3%
35 Bichons Frises 1,193 4,847 1,784 36.8% 634 35.7% 251 13.8% 139 7.7%
36 Weimaraners 1,093 7,530 2,928 38.8% 974 33.4% 292 9.8% 251 8.6%
37 Basset Hounds 1,039 6,324 2,089 33.0% 329 15.7% 346 16.6% 221 10.6%
38 Vizslas 1,003 6,635 3,136 47.3% 1,053 33.5% 203 6.7% 519 16.6%
39 Collies 966 5,187 2,456 47.3% 470 19.1% 342 13.9% 632 25.7%
40 Newfoundlands 917 5,428 2,338 43.1% 851 36.4% 304 13.2% 255 11.0%
41 Shiba Inu 890 3,065 1,369 44.7% 412 30.0% 245 18.1% 156 11.4%
42 Akitas 825 4,506 1,747 38.7% 283 16.4% 304 17.0% 220 12.5%
43 Chinese Shar-Pei 800 3,252 1,159 35.6% 154 13.4% 232 19.5% 165 14.3%
44 Miniature Pinschers 778 2,616 926 35.5% 138 14.9% 155 16.1% 217 23.8%
45 Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 708 4,201 1,420 33.8% 541 38.0% 141 10.0% 176 12.4%
46 Scottish Terriers 703 3,003 1,269 42.2% 280 22.1% 172 13.4% 198 15.5%
47 Bullmastiffs 684 4,082 1,797 44.0% 259 14.5% 227 12.3% 250 13.9%
48 Border Collies 658 3,515 1,837 52.3% 571 31.1% 213 11.7% 499 27.3%
49 Bloodhounds 637 4,336 1,548 35.7% 175 11.3% 255 16.2% 74 4.8%
50 St. Bernards 635 4,102 1,489 36.3% 254 17.2% 204 13.5% 177 11.8%
51 Bull Terriers 623 3,102 1,320 42.5% 104 8.1% 250 18.2% 129 9.8%
52 Cairn Terriers 597 2,373 877 36.9% 274 31.3% 123 13.4% 164 18.9%
53 Alaskan Malamutes 596 3,468 1,337 38.5% 479 36.0% 189 14.0% 165 12.3%
54 Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) 594 4,145 2,071 50.0% 452 21.9% 154 7.4% 252 12.1%
55 Rhodesian Ridgebacks 581 4,406 2,175 49.4% 874 40.2% 130 6.1% 459 21.1%
56 Australian Cattle Dogs 554 2,902 1,318 45.5% 330 25.1% 172 13.1% 245 18.6%
57 Lhasa Apsos 538 2,293 778 33.9% 130 16.9% 123 15.6% 115 14.8%
58 Cane Corso 518 3,784 1,451 38.9% 243 16.7% 412 28.8% 203 14.1%
59 Chinese Crested 482 1,680 818 48.8% 91 11.1% 133 15.6% 356 43.2%
60 Italian Greyhounds 467 1,825 794 43.5% 99 12.4% 101 12.6% 223 28.0%
61 Chow Chows 466 1,970 836 42.3% 118 14.3% 136 15.9% 129 15.2%
62 Airedale Terriers 442 3,213 1,364 42.5% 483 35.4% 126 9.4% 100 7.4%
63 Spaniels (English Cocker) 429 2,061 1,170 57.1% 148 12.6% 137 11.8% 270 23.1%
64 Dogues de Bordeaux 380 2,256 924 40.9% 94 10.2% 182 19.3% 99 10.7%
65 Great Pyrenees 376 2,365 881 37.3% 172 19.6% 121 13.6% 130 14.7%
66 Pekingese 375 1,156 536 46.5% 16 3.0% 96 16.9% 168 31.5%
67 Belgian Malinois 358 2,476 1,275 51.6% 95 7.4% 168 13.4% 120 9.5%
68 Samoyeds 344 1,738 998 57.4% 320 32.2% 86 8.5% 296 29.6%
69 Portuguese Water Dogs 338 2,353 1,516 64.5% 943 62.2% 82 5.4% 256 16.9%
70 Dalmatians 326 2,228 1,044 46.9% 272 26.1% 110 10.7% 223 21.4%
71 Whippets 311 1,873 1,246 66.5% 210 16.8% 71 5.8% 529 42.5%
72 Brussels Griffons 311 1,006 438 43.6% 76 17.2% 80 17.8% 140 32.1%
73 Japanese Chin 304 815 409 50.2% 40 10.0% 63 15.1% 184 44.8%
74 Old English Sheepdogs 299 1,957 745 38.3% 225 30.2% 88 11.6% 113 15.2%
75 Pointers (German Wirehaired) 273 1,924 888 46.1% 101 11.5% 86 9.4% 123 13.9%
76 Silky Terriers 269 934 368 39.4% 33 9.2% 56 15.1% 77 20.9%
77 Staffordshire Bull Terriers 258 1,201 620 51.6% 117 19.0% 100 15.8% 144 23.3%
78 Fox Terriers (Wire) 235 949 441 46.4% 109 24.6% 63 13.9% 82 18.5%
79 Border Terriers 230 902 595 65.9% 223 37.6% 59 9.6% 206 34.5%
80 Norwich Terriers 227 602 441 73.2% 115 26.1% 54 11.7% 158 35.8%
81 Irish Wolfhounds 223 1,405 817 58.7% 196 24.0% 81 9.9% 229 28.1%
82 Cardigan Welsh Corgis 223 1,160 776 66.9% 255 32.9% 76 9.9% 319 41.2%
83 Setters (Irish) 216 1,593 810 50.9% 147 18.3% 57 6.9% 270 33.3%
84 Coton de Tulear 216 785 208 39.5% 70 32.8% 102 31.5% 37 13.1%
85 Bouviers des Flandres 212 1,272 606 47.7% 206 34.1% 47 7.7% 135 22.2%
86 Giant Schnauzers 207 1,391 599 43.0% 209 35.0% 74 12.1% 93 15.5%
87 Norwegian Elkhounds 205 1,094 434 39.8% 67 15.5% 60 14.0% 68 16.0%
88 Tibetan Terriers 201 1,019 508 49.9% 245 48.2% 32 6.1% 124 24.4%
89 American Staffordshire Terriers 197 1,220 593 48.6% 111 18.7% 68 11.4% 174 29.3%
90 Russell Terriers 195 788 325 41.4% 70 21.3% 92 28.7% 79 24.3%
91 Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 193 1,507 807 53.9% 206 25.0% 64 8.7% 95 12.0%
92 Schipperkes 190 636 332 52.3% 57 17.2% 43 12.8% 108 32.5%
93 Toy Fox Terriers 190 595 328 55.1% 37 11.3% 49 14.6% 140 42.7%
94 Welsh Terriers 189 792 353 44.4% 161 45.4% 46 12.5% 55 15.5%
95 Basenjis 176 825 540 65.7% 134 24.7% 39 7.3% 235 43.6%
96 Parson Russell Terriers 167 648 346 53.4% 59 16.7% 49 13.5% 116 33.5%
97 Keeshonden 165 875 521 59.5% 226 43.3% 41 7.7% 160 30.7%
98 Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs 164 906 701 77.1% 350 49.9% 44 5.9% 173 24.4%
99 Miniature American Shepherds 161 860 336 51.5% 130 12.9% 313 10.4% 195 6.5%
100 American Eskimo Dogs 157 556 279 50.0% 26 9.1% 23 7.8% 63 22.8%
101 Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 151 1,060 442 41.8% 51 11.7% 79 18.1% 55 12.4%
102 Standard Schnauzers 135 871 495 57.0% 240 48.4% 35 7.2% 127 25.6%
103 Rat Terriers 130 649 274 41.7% 33 12.0% 86 36.6% 99 37.9%
104 Tibetan Spaniels 120 415 291 69.6% 31 10.7% 40 12.6% 179 61.6%
105 Setters (Gordon) 114 726 389 53.5% 43 11.0% 27 6.7% 103 26.6%
106 Neapolitan Mastiffs 104 584 294 50.3% 30 10.0% 56 18.8% 36 12.3%
107 Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 102 542 421 77.8% 196 46.4% 26 6.1% 137 32.4%
108 Norfolk Terriers 101 259 166 64.4% 46 27.8% 22 13.0% 55 33.4%
109 Setters (English) 96 542 395 72.9% 48 12.1% 22 5.4% 161 40.7%
110 Retrievers (Flat-Coated) 93 618 468 75.8% 188 40.2% 14 3.0% 177 37.7%
111 Borzois 92 524 421 80.3% 25 5.9% 20 4.8% 241 57.3%
112 Fox Terriers (Smooth) 89 321 249 77.3% 25 9.9% 24 9.3% 151 60.8%
113 Afghan Hounds 86 484 377 78.4% 19 5.0% 18 4.4% 215 57.3%
114 Belgian Tervuren 84 479 349 73.0% 46 13.2% 19 5.6% 146 42.1%
115 English Toy Spaniels 84 242 165 68.3% 7 4.3% 30 18.9% 86 53.0%
116 Manchester Terriers 80 290 174 60.4% 40 23.0% 18 9.9% 87 49.4%
117 Leonbergers 80 517 411 79.4% 185 45.2% 23 5.7% 93 22.6%
118 Irish Terriers 77 386 234 60.9% 59 26.0% 26 11.3% 33 14.6%
119 Miniature Bull Terriers 74 297 192 64.8% 41 21.6% 31 16.3% 77 40.0%
120 Australian Terriers 72 330 182 55.0% 54 29.6% 17 9.0% 70 38.5%
121 Lakeland Terriers 68 246 128 51.9% 35 27.7% 22 16.7% 34 26.3%
122 Spaniels (Boykin) 67 443 251 56.5% 87 33.6% 40 17.1% 22 8.9%
123 Bearded Collies 66 352 250 71.2% 75 30.6% 10 3.7% 106 42.0%
124 Black and Tan Coonhounds 62 410 196 47.9% 19 9.8% 24 11.4% 45 22.2%
125 Spinoni Italiani 61 434 287 66.3% 80 27.8% 20 7.3% 71 25.0%
126 Kerry Blue Terriers 58 283 207 73.2% 40 19.4% 17 8.5% 79 38.0%
127 Black Russian Terriers 57 342 232 68.2% 72 31.1% 16 7.3% 63 27.1%
128 Xoloitzcuintli 55 217 130 59.8% 21 16.8% 24 18.7% 61 33.1%
129 Affenpinschers 54 144 116 80.1% 9 8.0% 22 20.2% 53 46.1%
130 Bluetick Coonhounds 52 439 133 29.9% 17 12.1% 33 26.6% 29 22.5%
131 Pointers 48 289 215 74.2% 15 6.9% 20 10.3% 132 60.7%
132 Belgian Sheepdogs 47 277 224 80.7% 51 23.0% 6 2.5% 91 40.1%
133 Tibetan Mastiffs 44 268 168 62.5% 32 19.0% 14 8.5% 55 32.8%
134 Spaniels (Welsh Springer) 43 252 187 74.2% 86 45.7% 11 5.7% 63 33.5%
135 Spaniels (Clumber) 43 196 141 71.4% 26 18.6% 13 9.9% 79 56.9%
136 Briards 41 268 169 63.1% 44 26.1% 10 6.0% 75 44.7%
137 Bedlington Terriers 40 189 130 69.0% 25 18.9% 11 8.6% 52 39.7%
138 Treeing Walker Coonhounds 39 241 91 36.2% 0 0.3% 9 10.1% 38 42.3%
139 Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 39 169 107 63.3% 37 34.4% 12 11.0% 44 41.8%
140 Salukis 39 195 179 91.6% 5 2.8% 5 2.6% 127 70.9%
141 Redbone Coonhounds 37 254 89 36.3% 10 10.9% 16 18.2% 28 31.4%
142 Lagotti Romagnoli 35 201 42 62.7% 21 50.8% 24 9.5% 22 17.5%
143 Spaniels (Field) 34 166 135 81.5% 46 34.0% 10 7.3% 58 43.1%
144 German Pinschers 33 189 150 79.1% 67 44.9% 9 5.9% 47 31.2%
145 Plotts 33 204 67 32.7% 0 0.5% 15 21.5% 12 19.4%
146 Pulik 33 149 90 60.2% 10 11.2% 7 7.8% 22 23.7%
147 Lowchen 32 88 73 84.1% 23 30.7% 7 9.1% 41 55.3%
148 Icelandic Sheepdogs 31 136 120 88.0% 18 14.3% 9 8.4% 43 36.3%
149 Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 31 76 66 87.2% 2 3.5% 15 22.8% 41 61.0%
150 Beaucerons 28 185 110 58.5% 42 38.3% 6 7.4% 38 33.5%
151 Swedish Vallhunds 25 114 85 74.9% 25 29.4% 5 5.9% 34 40.0%
152 Entlebucher Mountain Dogs 25 135 77 58.9% 32 39.9% 9 11.0% 15 18.8%
153 Polish Lowland Sheepdogs 25 96 53 55.9% 33 62.1% 5 8.9% 12 22.3%
154 Komondorok 24 121 56 46.3% 3 6.5% 9 15.3% 12 20.1%
155 Boerboels 24 164 51 52.4% 12 11.9% 18 32.7% 10 68.0%
156 Kuvaszok 23 111 82 74.7% 5 6.4% 5 6.1% 21 25.5%
157 Sealyham Terriers 23 83 67 81.1% 4 6.2% 8 13.6% 29 43.0%
158 Dandie Dinmont Terriers 22 66 51 76.9% 10 19.8% 5 9.9% 25 50.0%
159 Greyhounds 21 122 87 73.0% 2 2.2% 4 4.4% 50 57.9%
160 Spaniels (American Water) 21 141 99 70.0% 13 12.5% 4 3.8% 13 13.1%
161 Finnish Spitz 20 74 41 56.2% 10 23.3% 6 13.8% 16 37.8%
162 Spaniels (Irish Water) 19 132 114 86.3% 16 14.3% 4 3.2% 41 35.8%
163 Scottish Deerhounds 17 95 78 82.2% 4 4.9% 4 5.7% 50 63.7%
164 Setters (Irish Red and White) 16 121 102 85.4% 26 25.4% 5 5.0% 39 38.1%
165 Canaan Dogs 16 61 48 78.8% 9 17.8% 2 4.1% 17 36.2%
166 Ibizan Hounds 16 85 77 90.2% 4 5.1% 4 5.1% 58 75.8%
167 Norwegian Buhunds 15 72 53 74.5% 8 14.4% 2 3.6% 22 41.4%
168 Retrievers (Curly-Coated) 14 83 67 81.0% 10 15.3% 3 5.5% 25 39.0%
169 Wirehaired Vizslas 14 81 40 77.2% 14 34.3% 5 7.5% 15 24.6%
170 Glen of Imaal Terriers 13 67 58 85.5% 22 34.5% 1 1.7% 22 39.8%
171 Spaniels (Sussex) 13 51 44 86.0% 1 3.1% 4 9.9% 27 61.5%
172 Berger Picards 13 51 11 66.7% 3 29.4% 2 5.9% 17 50.0%
173 Pharaoh Hounds 13 69 52 73.7% 13 29.2% 3 4.2% 26 46.9%
174 Pyrenean Shepherds 12 40 36 90.6% 1 5.0% 3 6.7% 26 70.3%
175 American English Coonhounds 11 86 30 35.0%   0.0% 5 15.2% 9 33.4%
176 Finnish Lapphunds 11 48 42 87.2% 15 37.5% 3 7.2% 20 46.1%
177 Chinooks 9 56 46 80.0% 2 3.0% 3 7.3% 7 14.2%
178 Cirnechi dell'Etna 8 45 14 95.6% 2 14.0% 1 0.0% 21 48.8%
179 Skye Terriers 7 32 29 93.0% 1 3.2% 2 7.9% 18 61.1%
180 Spanish Water Dogs 7 41 16 59.6% 8 47.4% 3 34.8% 4 36.0%
181 Norwegian Lundehunds 6 17 10 55.4%   0.0% 1 5.8% 3 39.0%
182 Otterhounds 6 30 30 99.1% 0 1.3% 1 3.8% 19 60.7%
183 Cesky Terriers 5 18 13 75.2% 3 24.6% 4 28.3% 7 54.0%
184 American Foxhounds 5 23 15 67.5%   0.0% 1 10.0% 12 84.3%
185 Harriers 4 18 14 69.1% 1 4.5% 1 3.0% 7 45.0%
186 Bergamasco 4 26 11 43.0% 3 64.5% 2 54.8% 2 3.2%
187 American Hairless Terriers 2 14 4 78.6% 0 9.1% 3 27.3% 7 63.6%
188 English Foxhounds 2 10 10 97.6% 1 6.7% 0 3.3% 5 48.8%

 

Table 3. Low Entry Breeds
  Breed Litters Pups Pups Registered % Conversion Rate Limited Reg. % Limited Reg. # Actually Bred % Actually Bred # Entered in % Entered in Events
1 Affenpinschers 54 144 116 80.1% 9 8.0% 22 20.2% 53 46.1%
2 Airedale Terriers 442 3,213 1,364 42.5% 483 35.4% 126 9.4% 100 7.4%
3 American English Coonhounds 11 86 30 35.0%   0.0% 5 15.2% 9 33.4%
4 American Eskimo Dogs 157 556 279 50.0% 26 9.1% 23 7.8% 63 22.8%
5 American Foxhounds 5 23 15 67.5%   0.0% 1 10.0% 12 84.3%
6 American Hairless Terriers 2 14 4 78.6% 0 9.1% 3 27.3% 7 63.6%
7 Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 151 1,060 442 41.8% 51 11.7% 79 18.1% 55 12.4%
8 Australian Terriers 72 330 182 55.0% 54 29.6% 17 9.0% 70 38.5%
9 Beaucerons 28 185 110 58.5% 42 38.3% 6 7.4% 38 33.5%
10 Bedlington Terriers 40 189 130 69.0% 25 18.9% 11 8.6% 52 39.7%
11 Belgian Malinois 358 2,476 1,275 51.6% 95 7.4% 168 13.4% 120 9.5%
12 Belgian Sheepdogs 47 277 224 80.7% 51 23.0% 6 2.5% 91 40.1%
13 Bergamasco 4 26 11 43.0% 3 64.5% 2 54.8% 2 3.2%
14 Berger Picards 13 51 11 66.7% 3 29.4% 2 5.9% 17 50.0%
15 Black and Tan Coonhounds 62 410 196 47.9% 19 9.8% 24 11.4% 45 22.2%
16 Black Russian Terriers 57 342 232 68.2% 72 31.1% 16 7.3% 63 27.1%
17 Bloodhounds 637 4,336 1,548 35.7% 175 11.3% 255 16.2% 74 4.8%
18 Bluetick Coonhounds 52 439 133 29.9% 17 12.1% 33 26.6% 29 22.5%
19 Boerboels 24 164 51 52.4% 12 11.9% 18 32.7% 10 68.0%
20 Briards 41 268 169 63.1% 44 26.1% 10 6.0% 75 44.7%
21 Canaan Dogs 16 61 48 78.8% 9 17.8% 2 4.1% 17 36.2%
22 Cesky Terriers 5 18 13 75.2% 3 24.6% 4 28.3% 7 54.0%
23 Chinooks 9 56 46 80.0% 2 3.0% 3 7.3% 7 14.2%
24 Cirnechi dell'Etna 8 45 14 95.6% 2 14.0% 1 0.0% 21 48.8%
25 Coton de Tulear 216 785 208 39.5% 70 32.8% 102 31.5% 37 13.1%
26 Dandie Dinmont Terriers 22 66 51 76.9% 10 19.8% 5 9.9% 25 50.0%
27 Dogues de Bordeaux 380 2,256 924 40.9% 94 10.2% 182 19.3% 99 10.7%
28 English Foxhounds 2 10 10 97.6% 1 6.7% 0 3.3% 5 48.8%
29 English Toy Spaniels 84 242 165 68.3% 7 4.3% 30 18.9% 86 53.0%
30 Entlebucher Mountain Dogs 25 135 77 58.9% 32 39.9% 9 11.0% 15 18.8%
31 Finnish Lapphunds 11 48 42 87.2% 15 37.5% 3 7.2% 20 46.1%
32 Finnish Spitz 20 74 41 56.2% 10 23.3% 6 13.8% 16 37.8%
33 Fox Terriers (Wire) 235 949 441 46.4% 109 24.6% 63 13.9% 82 18.5%
34 German Pinschers 33 189 150 79.1% 67 44.9% 9 5.9% 47 31.2%
35 Giant Schnauzers 207 1,391 599 43.0% 209 35.0% 74 12.1% 93 15.5%
36 Glen of Imaal Terriers 13 67 58 85.5% 22 34.5% 1 1.7% 22 39.8%
37 Greyhounds 21 122 87 73.0% 2 2.2% 4 4.4% 50 57.9%
38 Harriers 4 18 14 69.1% 1 4.5% 1 3.0% 7 45.0%
39 Ibizan Hounds 16 85 77 90.2% 4 5.1% 4 5.1% 58 75.8%
40 Icelandic Sheepdogs 31 136 120 88.0% 18 14.3% 9 8.4% 43 36.3%
41 Irish Terriers 77 386 234 60.9% 59 26.0% 26 11.3% 33 14.6%
42 Komondorok 24 121 56 46.3% 3 6.5% 9 15.3% 12 20.1%
43 Kuvaszok 23 111 82 74.7% 5 6.4% 5 6.1% 21 25.5%
44 Lagotti Romagnoli 35 201 42 62.7% 21 50.8% 24 9.5% 22 17.5%
45 Lakeland Terriers 68 246 128 51.9% 35 27.7% 22 16.7% 34 26.3%
46 Leonbergers 80 517 411 79.4% 185 45.2% 23 5.7% 93 22.6%
47 Lhasa Apsos 538 2,293 778 33.9% 130 16.9% 123 15.6% 115 14.8%
48 Lowchen 32 88 73 84.1% 23 30.7% 7 9.1% 41 55.3%
49 Miniature Bull Terriers 74 297 192 64.8% 41 21.6% 31 16.3% 77 40.0%
50 Neapolitan Mastiffs 104 584 294 50.3% 30 10.0% 56 18.8% 36 12.3%
51 Norfolk Terriers 101 259 166 64.4% 46 27.8% 22 13.0% 55 33.4%
52 Norwegian Buhunds 15 72 53 74.5% 8 14.4% 2 3.6% 22 41.4%
53 Norwegian Elkhounds 205 1,094 434 39.8% 67 15.5% 60 14.0% 68 16.0%
54 Norwegian Lundehunds 6 17 10 55.4%   0.0% 1 5.8% 3 39.0%
55 Otterhounds 6 30 30 99.1% 0 1.3% 1 3.8% 19 60.7%
56 Parson Russell Terriers 167 648 346 53.4% 59 16.7% 49 13.5% 116 33.5%
57 Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 39 169 107 63.3% 37 34.4% 12 11.0% 44 41.8%
58 Pharaoh Hounds 13 69 52 73.7% 13 29.2% 3 4.2% 26 46.9%
59 Plotts 33 204 67 32.7% 0 0.5% 15 21.5% 12 19.4%
60 Pointers (German Wirehaired) 273 1,924 888 46.1% 101 11.5% 86 9.4% 123 13.9%
61 Polish Lowland Sheepdogs 25 96 53 55.9% 33 62.1% 5 8.9% 12 22.3%
62 Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 31 76 66 87.2% 2 3.5% 15 22.8% 41 61.0%
63 Pulik 33 149 90 60.2% 10 11.2% 7 7.8% 22 23.7%
64 Pyrenean Shepherds 12 40 36 90.6% 1 5.0% 3 6.7% 26 70.3%
65 Rat Terriers 130 649 274 41.7% 33 12.0% 86 36.6% 99 37.9%
66 Redbone Coonhounds 37 254 89 36.3% 10 10.9% 16 18.2% 28 31.4%
67 Retrievers (Curly-Coated) 14 83 67 81.0% 10 15.3% 3 5.5% 25 39.0%
68 Retrievers (Flat-Coated) 93 618 468 75.8% 188 40.2% 14 3.0% 177 37.7%
69 Russell Terriers 195 788 325 41.4% 70 21.3% 92 28.7% 79 24.3%
70 Salukis 39 195 179 91.6% 5 2.8% 5 2.6% 127 70.9%
71 Scottish Deerhounds 17 95 78 82.2% 4 4.9% 4 5.7% 50 63.7%
72 Sealyham Terriers 23 83 67 81.1% 4 6.2% 8 13.6% 29 43.0%
73 Setters (Irish Red and White) 16 121 102 85.4% 26 25.4% 5 5.0% 39 38.1%
74 Silky Terriers 269 934 368 39.4% 33 9.2% 56 15.1% 77 20.9%
75 Skye Terriers   32 29 93.0% 1 3.2% 2 7.9% 18 61.1%
76 Spaniels (American Water) 21 141 99 70.0% 13 12.5% 4 3.8% 13 13.1%
77 Spaniels (Boykin) 67 443 251 56.5% 87 33.6% 40 17.1% 22 8.9%
78 Spaniels (Clumber) 43 196 141 71.4% 26 18.6% 13 9.9% 79 56.9%
79 Spaniels (Field) 34 166 135 81.5% 46 34.0% 10 7.3% 58 43.1%
80 Spaniels (Irish Water) 19 132 114 86.3% 16 14.3% 4 3.2% 41 35.8%
81 Spaniels (Sussex) 13 51 44 86.0% 1 3.1% 4 9.9% 27 61.5%
82 Spaniels (Welsh Springer) 43 252 187 74.2% 86 45.7% 11 5.7% 63 33.5%
83 Spanish Water Dogs 7 41 16 59.6% 8 47.4% 3 34.8% 4 36.0%
84 Spinoni Italiani 61 434 287 66.3% 80 27.8% 20 7.3% 71 25.0%
85 Swedish Vallhunds 25 114 85 74.9% 25 29.4% 5 5.9% 34 40.0%
86 Tibetan Mastiffs 44 268 168 62.5% 32 19.0% 14 8.5% 55 32.8%
87 Treeing Walker Coonhounds 39 241 91 36.2% 0 0.3% 9 10.1% 38 42.3%
88 Welsh Terriers 189 792 353 44.4% 161 45.4% 46 12.5% 55 15.5%
89 Wirehaired Vizslas 14 81 40 77.2% 14 34.3% 5 7.5% 15 24.6%
90 Xoloitzcuintli 55 217 130 59.8% 21 16.8% 24 18.7% 61 33.1%

 

Table4. Bottom 60 Breeds
  Breed Litters Pups Pups Registered % Conversion Rate Limited Reg. % Limited # Actually Bred % Actually Bred # Entered in Events % Entered in Events
1 English Foxhounds 2 10 10 97.6% 1 6.7% 0 3.3% 5 48.8%
2 American Hairless Terriers 2 14 4 78.6% 0 9.1% 3 27.3% 7 63.6%
3 Bergamasco 4 26 11 43.0% 3 64.5% 2 54.8% 2 3.2%
4 Harriers 4 14 69.1% 1 4.5% 1 3.0% 7 45.0%
5 AmericanFoxhounds 5 23 15 67.5%   0.0% 1 10.0% 12 84.3%
6 CeskyTerriers 5 18 13 75.2% 3 24.6% 4 28.3% 7 54.0%
7 Otterhounds 6 30 30 99.1% 0 1.3% 1 3.8% 19 60.7%
8 NorwegianLundehunds 6 17 10 55.4%   0.0% 1 5.8% 3 39.0%
9 SpanishWater Dogs 7 41 16 59.6% 8 47.4% 3 34.8% 4 36.0%
10 SkyeTerriers 7 32 29 93.0% 1 3.2% 2 7.9% 18 61.1%
11 Cirnechidell'Etna 8 45 14 95.6% 2 14.0% 1 0.0% 21 48.8%
12 Chinooks 9 56 46 80.0% 2 3.0% 3 7.3% 7 14.2%
13 FinnishLapphunds 11 48 42 87.2% 15 37.5% 3 7.2% 20 46.1%
14 AmericanEnglish Coonhounds 11 86 30 35.0%   0.0% 5 15.2% 9 33.4%
15 PyreneanShepherds 12 40 36 90.6% 1 5.0% 3 6.7% 26 70.3%
16 PharaohHounds 13 69 52 73.7% 13 29.2% 3 4.2% 26 46.9%
17 BergerPicards 13 51 11 66.7% 3 29.4% 2 5.9% 17 50.0%
18 Glen ofImaal Terriers 13 67 58 85.5% 22 34.5% 1 1.7% 22 39.8%
19 Spaniels(Sussex) 13 51 44 86.0% 1 3.1% 4 9.9% 27 61.5%
20 WirehairedVizslas 14 81 40 77.2% 14 34.3% 5 7.5% 15 24.6%
21 Retrievers(Curly-Coated) 14 83 67 81.0% 10 15.3% 3 5.5% 25 39.0%
22 NorwegianBuhunds 15 72 53 74.5% 8 14.4% 2 3.6% 22 41.4%
23 Canaan Dogs 16 61 48 78.8% 9 17.8% 2 4.1% 17 36.2%
24 IbizanHounds 16 85 77 90.2% 4 5.1% 4 5.1% 58 75.8%
25 Setters(Irish Red and White) 16 121 102 85.4% 26 25.4% 5 5.0% 39 38.1%
26 ScottishDeerhounds 17 95 78 82.2% 4 4.9% 4 5.7% 50 63.7%
27 Spaniels(Irish Water) 19 132 114 86.3% 16 14.3% 4 3.2% 41 35.8%
28 FinnishSpitz 20 74 41 56.2% 10 23.3% 6 13.8% 16 37.8%
29 Greyhounds 21 122 87 73.0% 2 2.2% 4 4.4% 50 57.9%
30 Spaniels(American Water) 21 141 99 70.0% 13 12.5% 4 3.8% 13 13.1%
31 DandieDinmont Terriers 22 66 51 76.9% 10 19.8% 5 9.9% 25 50.0%
32 Kuvaszok 23 111 82 74.7% 5 6.4% 5 6.1% 21 25.5%
33 SealyhamTerriers 23 83 67 81.1% 4 6.2% 8 13.6% 29 43.0%
34 Boerboels 24 164 51 52.4% 12 11.9% 18 32.7% 10 68.0%
35 Komondorok 24 121 56 46.3% 3 6.5% 9 15.3% 12 20.1%
36 EntlebucherMountain Dogs 25 135 77 58.9% 32 39.9% 9 11.0% 15 18.8%
37 PolishLowland Sheepdogs 25 96 53 55.9% 33 62.1% 5 8.9% 12 22.3%
38 SwedishVallhunds 25 114 85 74.9% 25 29.4% 5 5.9% 34 40.0%
39 Beaucerons 28 185 110 58.5% 42 38.3% 6 7.4% 38 33.5%
40 IcelandicSheepdogs 31 136 120 88.0% 18 14.3% 9 8.4% 43 36.3%
41 PortuguesePodengo Pequenos 31 76 66 87.2% 2 3.5% 15 22.8% 41 61.0%
42 Lowchen 32 88 73 84.1% 23 30.7% 7 9.1% 41 55.3%
43 Plotts 33 204 67 32.7% 0 0.5% 15 21.5% 12 19.4%
44 Pulik 33 149 90 60.2% 10 11.2% 7 7.8% 22 23.7%
45 GermanPinschers 33 189 150 79.1% 67 44.9% 9 5.9% 47 31.2%
46 Spaniels(Field) 34 166 135 81.5% 46 34.0% 10 7.3% 58 43.1%
47 LagottiRomagnoli 35 201 42 62.7% 21 50.8% 24 9.5% 22 17.5%
48 RedboneCoonhounds 37 254 89 36.3% 10 10.9% 16 18.2% 28 31.4%
49 Salukis 39 195 179 91.6% 5 2.8% 5 2.6% 127 70.9%
50 PetitsBassets Griffons Vendeens 39 169 107 63.3% 37 34.4% 12 11.0% 44 41.8%
51 TreeingWalker Coonhounds 39 241 91 36.2% 0 0.3% 9 10.1% 38 42.3%
52 BedlingtonTerriers 40 189 130 69.0% 25 18.9% 11 8.6% 52 39.7%
53 Briards 41 268 169 63.1% 44 26.1% 10 6.0% 75 44.7%
54 Spaniels(Clumber) 43 196 141 71.4% 26 18.6% 13 9.9% 79 56.9%
55 Spaniels(Welsh Springer) 43 252 187 74.2% 86 45.7% 11 5.7% 63 33.5%
56 TibetanMastiffs 44 268 168 62.5% 32 19.0% 14 8.5% 55 32.8%
57 BelgianSheepdogs 47 277 224 80.7% 51 23.0% 6 2.5% 91 40.1%
58 Pointers 48 289 215 74.2% 15 6.9% 20 10.3% 132 60.7%
59 BluetickCoonhounds 52 439 133 29.9% 17 12.1% 33 26.6% 29 22.5%
60 Affenpinschers 54 144 116 80.1% 9 8.0% 22 20.2% 53 46.1%

About the Author

Carmen L Battaglia holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree from Florida State University. As an AKC judge, researcher and writer, he has been a leader in promotion of breeding better dogs and has written many articles and several books.Dr. Battaglia is also a popular TV and radio talk show speaker. His seminars on breeding dogs, selecting sires and choosing puppies have been well received by the breed clubs all over the country.