Some dog breeds always seem to be popular. For example, the Labrador retriever has topped the charts as the most popular breed in America for 25 consecutive years, with over 60,000 Labs registered in the U.S. in 2015.
However, other breeds have become increasingly popular in recent years. That's why the data experts at PetBreeds, a pet research site powered by Graphiq, used registration data from the American Kennel Club to find the trendiest dogs on the market today.
For a breed to make the ranking, it had to be more popular in 2015 than it was in both 2014 and 2011.* Breeds are ranked from smallest to largest rise in popularity from 2014 to 2015, with the trendiest breed taking the top spot. In cases where multiple breeds rose the same amount, breeds with a greater average puppy price were given higher rankings. If the puppy prices are also the same, breeds were ordered alphabetically.
Fashion can play a major role in making a breed more popular. The French bulldog, which both Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon own, has had a dramatic rise in popularity, from No. 18 in 2011 to No. 6 in 2015.
Another large influence on a breed's popularity is the internet. The shiba inu -- the No. 53 most popular dog in 2011 -- has since jumped to No. 45 after the "doge" meme became an Internet phenomenon in 2013.
Want to see which breeds are becoming household names? Keep reading to find out.
*Note: Popularity data from 2011 was included to ensure the breeds have been trending in popularity over time.