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Press Releases Yorkies Have Their Year! Tiny Toy Overtakes Venerable Favorites — Golden Retriever And German Shepherd
- Labrador Retriever Continues to Reign Supreme - New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® announced today that the Yorkshire Terrier, fondly called the “Yorkie” by millions of enthusiasts, has overtaken the beloved Golden Retriever and the iconic German Shepherd Dog to become the second most popular purebred dog in America according to AKC® […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/yorkies-have-their-year-tiny-toy-overtakes-venerable-favorites-golden/ | January 15, 2007
Press Releases FRENCH BULLDOG KNOCKS LABRADOR RETRIEVER OUT OF NUMBER ONE SPOT, ENDING 31-YEAR STAY AT THE TOP
There’s a new top dog in town! The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced this morning that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever’s record-breaking reign has ended. The playful and adaptable French Bulldog is America’s most popular breed for the first time. While it […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/french-bulldog-knocks-labrador-retriever-number-one-spot-ending-31-year-stay-top/ | March 15, 2023
Press Releases LABRADOR RETRIEVER CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS TOP DOG WHILE BULLDOG GETS BUMPED FROM TOP 5
No one can keep the Lab down! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 31st consecutive year. While the loveable Lab remains a constant at the top of the charts, the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/labrador-retriever-continues-reign-top-dog-bulldog-gets-bumped-top-5/ | March 15, 2022
Flat-Coated Retriever carrying a pheasant through a field.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Many Types of Retrievers Are There? Get to Know All Six Breeds
Originally bred to help hunters, retrievers were tasked with finding birds or other game and bringing them back undamaged. For this sort of job, the dog needed a “soft,” gentle mouth, where they would carefully carry the prey without damaging it. Also required were strength and agility to traverse a rugged landscape or work in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/retriever-breeds/ | April 21, 2021
Press Releases Labrador Retriever Celebrates 30 Years in the Top Spot as French Bulldog Overtakes German Shepherd Dog for Number 2 Spot
Lab lovers continue to make their voices heard! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 30th consecutive year. While the loveable Lab holds firmly to the top spot, the French Bulldog […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/labrador-retriever-celebrates-30-years-top-spot-french-bulldog-overtakes-german-shepherd-dog-number-2-spot/ | March 16, 2021
Expert Advice: Events Labrador Retriever “Zeal” Wins 2020 AKC National Obedience Championship
The country's most obedient dogs convened in Orlando Dec. 12 and 13 for the 2020 AKC National Obedience Championship in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The championship is a two-day event and is by invitation only for the top- ranked dogs of each breed. “These dogs represent the very finest in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/labrador-retriever-zeal-wins-2020-national-obedience-championship/ | December 16, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Goofy Flat-Coated Retriever Is This Owner’s Conduit to Friends & Sports
Sherin Denny-Jenkins was out on a walk in Berlin in 2007 when she spotted someone coming her way with a dog. “All I could think was ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful dog!’ It was pretty and goofy at the same time,” she says. “I began talking to its owner and that was my introduction to the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/goofy-flat-coated-retriever-friends-dog-sports/ | July 27, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding 2019 Breeders of the Year by Sport: Brenda & Ken Neil for Retriever Field Events
Since acquiring their first Labrador Retriever over 20 years ago, Brenda and Ken Neil, AKC's 2019 Breeders of the Year for Retriever Field Events, have been among the breed's biggest champions. While that first Lab's life was sadly cut short, the Neils are a long way from heartbreak now. Today, they invite as many black Labrador […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/2019-breeders-of-the-year-by-sport-brenda-ken-neil/ | February 18, 2020
Expert Advice: Feature 2019 ACE Award Winner Polly the Labrador Retriever Is a Service Dog to Rally Around
From unending hours in ambulances and her owner’s hospital room to hanging out at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) rifle team’s noisy practice, Polly and her unflappable personality have been put to the test this year. “She’s unfazed by almost anything," says owner Rachel Husband, 28, of Sparks, Nevada. "She trusts me while adapting […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/service-dog-rally-pup-polly-the-lab-wins-ace-award/ | October 18, 2019
Curly Coated Retriever puppies sitting in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Fun Facts About the Curly-Coated Retriever
The Curly-Coated Retriever (Curly) is a large-sized, sturdy, and elegant member of the Sporting Group. Here are seven fun facts about this smart and active dog. 1. Curly-Coated Retrievers are one of the oldest retriever breeds The Curly may look like a Labrador Retriever crossed with a Poodle, but he is a breed in his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-facts-about-the-curly-coated-retriever/ | April 18, 2019

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