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10 Most Commonly Stolen Dog Breeds

Why are people stealing dogs of certain kinds when they see them on porches, in backyards, or in cars? The most commonly stolen dog breeds mirror those that are now trending in popularity across the country. 

It's no surprise that the Siberian husky, with its exquisite good looks and stunning eyes, is the tenth most common dog breed to be stolen as a puppy, since it ranks tenth on the list of dog breeds. 

Siberian husky

Poodles are consistently among the AKC's top 10 most popular dog breeds, and theft rates tend to be higher for highly sought-after canine species. Poodles are highly sought after due to the low allergen production of their hair rather than fur coats. 


On the list of the most popular dog breeds published by the AKC for the year 2020, it should come as no surprise that the Labrador retriever is ranked first. After all, if there were best of the year awards for dog breeds.

Labrador retriever

This intriguing Chinese dog breed dates back to the early 1800s, when they were bred expressly to be companions of the Chinese royal court because of their delightful, vivacious, and bright personalities.

Shih Tzu

The Maltese are easily distinguished by their snowy white hair and large, intelligent eyes. They have boundless vitality but are satisfied by a brisk walk rather than more strenuous activities.


The AKC lists German shepherds as the second most popular breed of dog. In fact, it has held the number two spot for the past 11 years and has always been among the top ten.

German shepherd

Chihuahuas, whether they have a long or silky coat, are adorable in their little size, but their big personalities and spirited nature belie their diminutive stature. 


The feisty and friendly Yorkie has little trouble making friends wherever it goes because of its adorable disposition. Their wide, bright eyes and positive demeanor render resistance pointless. 

Yorkshire terrier

Although bulldogs aren't typically thought of as the "posh" canines that win at major dog shows, a bulldog named Thor managed to win Best in Show at the 2019 National Dog Show. 


According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), this lovely little nugget, which is portable and compact, is the most popular dog breed in New York and Chicago, as well as the dog breed that gets stolen the most. 

French bulldog

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