The American Kennel Club released their list of top dogs on Monday and labrador retrievers and French bulldogs are the top dogs. There are a few new faces and some lesser known breeds on this year’s list, but the labs have hit their 25th year as top US dog breed.

Top US Dog Breeds

“The versatile, lovable Lab has firmly planted its paw print in AKC’s history,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. “But keep your eye on the French Bulldog. The Frenchie has risen 32 spots over the past decade and shows no signs of stopping.”

  • German shepherds
  • Golden retrievers
  • Bulldogs
  • Beagles
  • French Bulldogs
  • Yorkshire Terriers
  • Poodles
  • Rottweiler And Boxers

According to DiNardo, Americans prefer their pups “easy-to-care-for, fun family dogs” and “big-dog personalities.”

French bulldogs have moved up quickly from their last year rank of spot 9. The mainstream popularity of the dog can be credited to celebrity affliction such as Hugh Jackman and Martha Stewart.

A few other breeds have pushed their way to the top including the Cane Corso moved from 47th to 35th, the Norwegian Elkhound moved from 100th to 88th, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon moved 74th to 66th, the Belgian Malinois moved from 59th to 51st, and the Leonberger moved from 101st to 93rd.

 

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