The VDH (Verband Deutsches Hundewesen - German Kennel Club) issues informative statistics concerning the development of dog breeds every year. The current puppy statistics from the VDH is again showing a reduction of 792 puppy entries compared to the previous year.
Whereas there were 80,711 registered puppies in 2011, only 79,919 puppies were registered in 2012. Places 1-3 were again occupied by the German Shepherd, Wire-Haired Dachshund and German Wire-Haired Pointer breeds. This year the Bernese Mountain Dog was included in the top 10 most popular pedigree dogs.
|Number of puppies in VDH|
|German Wire-Haired Pointer||3.013|
|Bernese Mountain Dog||1.311|