The loveable Dachshund continues its decline in American popularity according to the AKC 2009 registration statistics which were released yesterday, slipping to number 8 on the list. The Dachshund was the 6th most popular dog in 2006, and 7th in 2007 and 2008. Popularity leads to irresponsible owners and breeders, so this is actually good news for the breed as a whole, although heaven knows how many Dachshunds aren't registered with the AKC every year. The bulldog has been rising in popularity over the last few years; they bounded to the spot right behind us last year, and overtook us this year. Read all the stats, and see how popular the Dachshund is in your city at the American Kennel Club.