American Kennel Club Announces Top Dog Breeds

For the 19th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever tops the American Kennel Club's list of most popular breeds.

An AKC Spokesperson says, "Labs have been America’s top dog for nearly two decades due to their loyal and gentle nature."

The other breeds topping the list of the most popular pooches: German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, Poodle and rounding out the top ten, the Shih Tzu.


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  • by lin Location: martin county on Jan 30, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    I have had pits, shepherds, mutts, shihtzus, and now have a rat terrier, shepherd, and fiest. no matter the breed, all have teeth and can bite. I have yet to meet a dog purebreed or mutt or heinz 57 that will not stand by the person they are with. do a search for 'tribute to old drum' and see if his description does not fit most family dogs. I love mine and prefer them to people in a lot of ways.
  • by Pirate Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Vance and Steve please continue your banter. Vance your one liners are killing me!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    waahoooo love my Staffordshire Terrier! sweetest dog EVER!
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Jan 29, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    We are talking about dogs but there's always a classic buffoon that decides to perform like a low IQ animal with two legs and a reduced brain...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    Odie, the AKC does not recognize pit bull as a breed. Since, well, it isn't. American Staffordshire Terrier is the AKC's terminology. American Pit Bull Terrier is only UKC recognized.
  • by BOB Location: YPOU DONT WANT TO KNOW on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    BLABLABAA c airn terriers rock
  • by Daz Rite on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:21 PM
    Top Dog? Is it Tiger Woods or John Edwards??
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 05:24 PM
    I want to send a picture of the smartest dog in the world to WITN.I am personally going to walk in there and give them Video Proof that a yellow lab is the best dog in the world.LOOK AT THE PICTURE ABOVE.SHE is OLD but nothing but love comes from them eyes.
  • by Odie on Jan 28, 2010 at 04:03 PM
    I think they got the wrong dog, shouldn't it be the pit bull. Everyone claims they are the most loyal and gental dogs. It sure seems that everyone has to have one of these "devil dogs". Down with the wimpy labs and all the other "wormy" dogs; rise to the pits!
  • by Vance on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    Steve I took two Shih Tzu's today.
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