American Kennel Club Reveals Dallas’ Top Dogs
- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot While the Bulldog Continues its Ascent -
The AKC also announced their nationwide registration statistics which revealed that for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in America. But, while more than twice as many Labs were registered last year than any other breed, making it a likely leader for many years to come, the Bulldog continues to amble its way up the list. It made news last year by returning to the AKC’s Top 10 for the first time in over 70 years and now has jumped 6 percent, advancing two spots to land in 8th place.
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DALLAS 2008 NATIONWIDE 2008 1. Labrador Retriever 1. Labrador Retriever 2. German Shepherd Dog 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. Golden Retriever 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. Yorkshire Terrier 4. Golden Retriever 5. Bulldog 5. Beagle 6. Boxer 6. Boxer 7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 7. Dachshund 8. Dachshund** 8. Bulldog 9. Miniature Schnauzer** 9. Poodle 10. Rottweiler 10. Shih Tzu
* Registration data pulled from
**Tied with # 7
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