It may sound pretty pretentious, but dog breeds go in and out of style just like fashion changes. Thankfully, there are true dog lovers that don’t care which dog is stylish in a given year. However, we have compiled a list of dog breeds that are going out of style. This information was acquired through the American Kennel Club that ranked the popularity of dogs between the years of 2014 and 2015. Below is the list that ranks them from the smallest change to the largest.
Dog Breeds Going Out of Style
The Chinese Crested Dog fell 10 spots to number 75 in 2015.
The English Setter decreased in ranks by 7 points, even though this dog is gentle, affectionate, excellent with kids, and quite easy to train.
The American English Coonhound fell 10 spots between these two years.
Between 2014 and 2015, according to the AKC, the Field Spaniel decreased 8 points in rank.
The Italian breed, known for its hunting and tracking, and called Cirneco dell’Etna fell by 45 points in rank.
Dropping 49 points is the Wirehaired Vizsla. The Hungarian breed is known for its hunting abilities.
The Spanish Water Dog, which resembles a sheep dog dropped 54 spots to number 167.
The smaller breed that’s adored for its intelligence and cheerful disposition, the Coton de Tuléar, with its average life expectancy of 15 years, dropped 54 ranks.
Down 62 ranks is the giant Boerboel dog breed, even though it’s easy to train. Perhaps its shorter, 10 to 12-year, lifespan has something to do with the drop, combined with $1600 average puppy price.
Another Italian dog, the Bergamasco also not only made the list but topped the list. It lost a whopping 78 ranks dipping to number 174 on the AKC ranking list. This might be a surprise to many, since these dogs make excellent family dogs, shed minimally, require minimal grooming, and are hypoallergenic.
Whatever the case, trends come and go, and for sure will see many of these exceptional dogs climb the popularity ranking list again.