Bulldog Reigns Supreme Once Again in Los Angeles

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Once again, the Bulldog took Los Angeles’s top spot in the 2016 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

The Bulldog was also recognized as the #1 pup in Las Vegas and San Diego.

After a down year, the Labrador Retriever made a jump from a tie in 4th with the Golden Retrievers and made the 3rd spot their own in 2016.

“The Bulldog and its cousin, the French Bulldog, remain the top two most popular breeds in Los Angeles.” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “As the rest of the country catches up, Los Angeles has been ahead of the Bulldog trend for several years now.”

Los Angeles’s Top 5 Breeds for 2016

1. Bulldog

2. French Bulldog

3. Labrador Retriever

4. German Shepherd Dog

5. Yorkshire Terrier

* Registration data pulled from Los Angeles zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

We also announced our nationwide rankings today in a press conference at our new pet care space, AKC Canine Retreat. The intelligent, family friendly Labrador Retriever firmly holds on to the number one spot on the most popular list for a record-breaking 26th consecutive year.

While the Labrador Retriever continues its reign as America’s dog, the Rottweiler has been slowly but surely rising up the list over the past decade. The confident, loyal and loving Rottie was the eighth most popular breed in the nation in 2016, its highest ranking since landing at number two in 1997. The Rottweiler has risen nine spots over the past decade and is poised for a comeback.

Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2016

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd Dog

3. Golden Retriever

4. Bulldog

5. Beagle

Learn more about all of the AKC-recognized breeds here. And for the list of the top 10 most popular breeds in America, click here.

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