Today the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced the most popular breeds in the United States. No surprise, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed for the 25th year in a row – making it the longest reign of any on breed.
While the Lab is clearly America’s dog, the French Bulldog is poised for a takeover. The affectionate and playful breed continues to win the hearts of dog lovers everywhere, jumping three spots to number six in 2015.
“The versatile, loveable Lab has firmly planted its paw print in AKC’s history, celebrating a quarter of a century as America’s most popular dog,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “But keep your eye on the French Bulldog. The Frenchie has risen 32 spots over the past decade and shows no signs of stopping.”
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German Shepherd Dog
In addition to the country’s most popular, the movers and shakers of 2015 were the bigger breeds.
When the AKC looked at their data for a few of the larger cities, they found that while the Labrador is still number one in the following big cities:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin, Texas
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dallas, Texas
- Denver, Colorado
- Houston, Texas
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Seattle, Washington
- Washington D.C.
However, it is not every city’s favorite breed.
The French Bulldog took the number one spot in:
- Miami, Florida
- New York City, New York
- San Francisco, California
In West Palm Beach Florida, the favorite is the Golden Retriever.
The Bulldog is #1 in Los Angles, California, followed by the French Bulldog. The Labrador came it at number five in LA, after the German Shepherd Dog and the Golden Retriever.