The American Kennel Club announced the most popular breeds in the US for 2012 today and for the 22nd year in a row; the Labrador Retriever was atop the list.
The 22 years in a row as the most popular breed ties the Poodle as the longest run as #1 on the list. Big breeds dominate the top of the list with German Shepherd coming in number two. Golden Retrievers have moved up to number 3 and the Beagle is next. The Beagle is the only breed to be in the top 10 every year the AKC has been compiling this list since 1885. Bulldogs jump up to 5 and in the process knock the Yorkshire Terrier to number 6. Boxer, Poodle, Rottweiler and Dachshund make up the rest of the list. All 10 of these breeds were in the top 10 last year, just in a little different order.
This year the list of recognized breeds has grown to 177 breeds. The list will be broken down into metro areas later on. I posted the most popular breeds in Atlanta for 2011 last year.
There’s also a breed trivia quiz on the AKC site as well.
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