The Labrador Retriever Fetches Top Spot
The Labrador Retriever holds on to the honor of most popular purebred in 2008, its 18th straight year in the top spot. More than twice as many labs were registered in 2008 as any other breed, making it likely that it will remain in the number one position for years to come according to American Kennel Club (AKC) officials.
2008 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
Although Lab registrations vastly outnumber other competing purebred dogs, AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson states that the Bulldog is gaining ground as a new family favorite. Click here to find out where your dog ranks. The AKC is proud to be celebrating its 125th Anniversary during 2009. To learn more about the history of the AKC or see dog breed rankings by region, be sure to visit the following links!
- AKC Celebrates 125th Anniversary with a Look Back at First AKC Registered Breeds in History
- Top 10 Most Popular Breeds in the 50 Largest U.S. Cities