- Labrador Retriever Is Once Again America’s Most Popular Dog
Labrador Retrievers are again the most popular breed in the United States for the 25th consecutive year, the longest reign of any one breed, according to 2015 AKC registration data.
Although the popular family-friendly breed has remained at the top for some time, a few breeds are closing in on its spot. The French Bulldog jumped up three spots, from ninth in 2014 to sixth in 2015.
"The versatile, lovable Lab has firmly planted its paw print in AKC's history," AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. "But keep your eye on the French Bulldog. The Frenchie has risen 32 spots over the past decade and shows no signs of stopping."
A few breeds have made some noteworthy changes in the list. For instance, the Cane Corso moved from 47th to 35th, the Norwegian Elkhound moved from 100th to 88th, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon moved 74th to 66th, the Belgian Malinois moved from 59th to 51st, and the Leonberger moved from 101st to 93rd.
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