Top Breeds in Major U.S. Cities

2013 AKC Registration Figures – Discover the Most Popular Breeds in Various U.S. Cities

Atlanta
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Denver
Houston
Los Angeles
Miami
New York City
Raleigh
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach

Atlanta’s top 5 most popular breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Boxer
5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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

"In keeping with the national trend, Atlanta loves its big dogs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Lovable large breeds clearly dominate the city’s top five."

Boston’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever
4. Yorkshire Terrier
5. French Bulldog

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

The Lab may be number one in Boston, but little dogs are pawing their way up the city’s list," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. Both the Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu gained popularity in Bean Town last year."

Chicago’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. German Shepherd Dog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Bulldog
4. Golden Retriever
5. French Bulldog

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

The German Shepherd Dog is still holding strong to the top spot in Chicago, defying the nation’s love for the Labrador Retriever," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. The Doberman Pinscher is rising up the list, though, giving the top breed a run for its money."

Dallas’ top 5 breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. Bulldog
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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

Dallas shares the nation’s love for Labs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. The loveable breed remained the city’s top dog in 2013, and if national trends are an indicator, it’s likely to stay there for years to come!"

Denver’s top five breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever
4. Bulldog
5. Rottweiler

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

Mirroring the national trend, Denver clearly has an affinity for big dogs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. These loveable breeds dominate the city’s top five."

Houston’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Bulldog
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Yorkshire Terrier

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

The French Bulldog has seen an astronomical increase in national popularity over the past ten years, and it’s clear Houston is following suit," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. Not many people can resist the Frenchie."

Los Angeles’ top 5 breeds for 2013

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

The Bulldog is holding strong to the top spot in LA, with the French Bulldog hot on its heels at number two," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. Los Angeles continues to defy national trends, as the Lab has dropped to number three."

Miami’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. German Shepherd Dog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Rottweiler
4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog

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

The German Shepherd Dog may still be number one in Miami, but the Labrador Retriever is closing in on the top spot," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. If national trends are an indicator, Miami may have a new reining breed this time next year."

New York City’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. Bulldog
2. French Bulldog
3. Labrador Retriever
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Golden Retriever

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

It’s the year of the Bulldog in New York City and it’s no surprise," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. The loveable, family friendly breed is a great choice for the urban lifestyle."

Raleigh’s top five breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever
4. Beagle
5. Yorkshire Terrier

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

The people of Raleigh share the nation’s love for Labs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. In fact, the city’s top four mirror that of the U.S. overall."

San Francisco’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. French Bulldog
4. Bernese Mountain Dog
5. Bulldog

* Registration data pulled from San Francisco zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

Big dogs are the favorite in San Francisco," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. In addition to the Lab at number one, large breeds dominate the city’s top five."

Seattle’s top five breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog

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

Washington D.C.’s top five breeds for 2013

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Poodle
3. Bulldog
4. Golden Retriever
5. German Shepherd Dog

* Registration data pulled from Washington D.C. zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

Our nation’s capital agrees with the rest of the country that the Lab is number one," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. In keeping with the national trend, the family friendly breed remained the top dog in Washington D.C."

West Palm Beach’s top 5 breeds for 2013

1. German Shepherd Dog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Golden Retriever
4. Poodle
5. Yorkshire Terrier

* Registration data pulled from West Palm Beach zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

West Palm Beach sets trends of its own," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. Even though the Lab has remained number one nationally for 23 years, West Palm Beach has spoken. It loves its German Shepherds!"

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