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AKC Announces Most Popular Dogs in the US

Bigger breeds dominate the top 10

By: Aisha Tejani

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The American Kennel Club has just release the current top 10 most
popular breeds list in USA, with bigger dogs wrestling their way to the top of
the list. Remaining unchanged however, is the breed taking the top spot; the
number one most popular breed in the U.S. for the 22nd consecutive year
is….drum roll please….the Labrador Retriever.

"Bigger breeds are making their move," said AKC
Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The popularity of the pint-sized, portable pooch
just gave way to a litter of larger breeds in the Top 10. These predictable,
durable, steady breeds, like Labs and Goldens, are great with kids and offer
the whole family more dog to love."

2012’s Most Popular Dogs in the US

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


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By: Aisha Tejani
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