Once again, for the 30th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club registration statistics for 2010.
The German Shepherd and Yorkshire terrier held on to the 2nd and 3rd spot, followed by . . . .the Beagle, who nosed out Golden retrievers for 4th place.
We still think good ol’ Mixed breed/ Mutts are number one, but that is not backed up by any factual research!
Here’s the 2010 line up from the AKC:
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd Dog
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Golden Retriever
- Shih Tzu
- Labs still most popular Seattle dog (bizjournals.com)