The American Kennel Club has just announced it’s latest edition of America’s MOST POPULAR BREEDS of DOGS and the results show…..
Once Again The Labrador Retriever Remains America’s Most Popular Dog as the German Shepherd Makes A Move For The Top Spot…..
Current Trends Show That Breeds That Help Keep Us Safe Dominate the Top 5…..
For the 19th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, but could this be the last year for the Lab’s reign?
According to American Kennel Club® (AKC) 2009 registration statistics released today during a press conference at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the German Shepherd Dog overtook the Yorkshire Terrier last year and is now ranked second most popular in the nation for the first time in more than three decades.
An American favorite since the time of Rin Tin Tin, the German Shepherd Dog became the number one breed of the 1920s, but then slipped in popularity until after World War II.
“Labs have been America’s top dog for nearly two decades due to their loyal and gentle nature,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “But the German Shepherd Dog has gained ground recently, quite possibly due to the increased attention they receive for their security efforts at home and abroad. Hailed as the world’s leading police, guard and military dog, this energetic and fun-loving breed is a loyal family pet, ideal companion and dependable K-9 partner when duty calls.”
…..more of this article can be found HERE
Here is the 2009 List of America’s Favorite Dog Breeds
Plus a Photo Gallery of The Most Popular Breeds of Dogs
Additional AKC Links:
The latest trends and pet preferences in 50 of the largest U.S. cities can be found here.
Click here to find out where your favorite breed ranks in the nation and major U.S. cities.
ATTENTION DOG LOVERS: Here’s another great LINK to a wonderful picture gallery of a large variety of dog breeds from around the world – lots of pups – lots of poses – beautiful settings and scenery for most – well worth a visit if you love dogs and just can’t get enough :)