10 Most Popular Dog Breeds
From Animal Planet
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.
10. Shih Tzu
Next: How this year’s list compared to last year’s
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.