October 24, 2020

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds


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The results are in! In the American Kennel Club’s annual survey of most popular purebred dogs in the U.S., the Labrador Retriever has won again. This is the 20th year in a row that the loveable Lab has topped the list. See the full list below.

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Beagle
5. Golden Retriever
6. Bulldog
7. Boxer
8. Dachshund
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

The German Shepherd held the number two spot, and the Yorkshire Terrier stayed in the third spot for the second year in a row.

This year’s list included some shakeups — including the Beagle overtaking the Golden Retriever for the fourth spot and the Bulldog, who has been steadily rising in the rankings, overtook the Boxer for the number six spot.

“Not since the early 20th Century has the Bulldog enjoyed such sustained popularity,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson.

“‘Bob’ was the first AKC registered Bulldog in 1886, and today the breed enjoys its highest ranking in 100 years at number 6.”
AKC registration statistics are compiled from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of the previous year. In 2010, AKC registered 170 different breeds. For more information, visit the AKC’s Web site.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-most-popular-dog-breeds.html#ixzz1nKgRUDr7

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