Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends
Labradors stand tall as America's most popular dog breed

Here are the most popular dogs in America, at least according to American Kennel Club Registration numbers. Could this be a bit misleading? Sure, these days many people with pedigreed dogs don't bother to register, but still this is some gauge. No surprise, for 21 years now the Labrador Retriever continues to be America's most popular breed.

2012 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

2011 Ranking

1. Labrador Retriever 1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog 2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever 3. Beagle
4. Beagle 4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog 5. Yorkshire Terrier
6. Yorkshire Terrier 6. Bulldog
7. Boxer 7. Boxer
8. Poodle 8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler 9. Dachshund
10. Dachshund 10. Rottweiler

Most Notable Dog Trends in 2012 Include:

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