American Kennel Club Reveals Houston’s 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.
Here’s a look at Houston’s Top 10 breeds as compared to the rest of the country:
HOUSTON 2008 NATIONWIDE 2008 1. Labrador Retriever 1. Labrador Retriever 2. Yorkshire Terrier 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. German Shepherd Dog 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. Boxer 4. Golden Retriever 5. Bulldog 5. Beagle 6. Miniature Schnauzer 6. Boxer 7. Golden Retriever 7. Dachshund 8. Rottweiler 8. Bulldog 9. Poodle 9. Poodle 10. Dachshund 10. Shih Tzu
* Registration data pulled from
“Houston’s Top 10 mimics the national trends for the most part,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “However, the popularity of the Miniature Schnauzer and Rottweiler show that
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