Skip to comments.Top dog: Which breed sets popularity-ranking record in U.S.?
Posted on 02/01/2014 9:24:06 AM PST by Innovative
The Labrador retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S. last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced Friday.
That's the longest any breed has been top dog since the organization's 1884 founding.
German shepherds, golden retrievers, beagles and bulldogs are holding steady in the top-five pack, with Yorkshire terriers, boxers, poodles, Rottweilers and dachshunds continuing to round out the leading 10, which mirrors last year.
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I had intended to mention the pure bred mutt too.
“pure bred mutt too.”
I bet those are the most popular ones — a lot more people own “non-pure-breed” dogs, than any of the pure breed ones.
I think some people consider it a status symbol to own a pure breed dog — but I think they should show their status some other way and save an orphaned or abandoned pet instead.
A myth. Yes, there are wonderful dogs at a rescue, but there are also dogs with severe emotional problems from bad owners.
YEP...we have one of those “rescue” dogs....she’s the best dog I have ever known....she happens to be part lab, part aussie?
And then they put them in doggie daycare.
Go boxers! I have one rescue and one not. Fun...very fun and loving puppy dogs!
They choose you; it's canine-human speed dating for a match. Something in those abandoned sweethearts can sense when someone is their match, and they turn on the charm.
“Gale Golden” should be raising Golden Retrievers.
We have a dachshund who happened to us when he was 5. His previous owner was a distant owner who had rescued him and then a year later she died. We got him, renamed him, had him chipped and neutered. He’s a sweetie.
“but the best dog is a dog you take from a rescue”
So true. We have two of them a Beagle and a Chihuahua. Both rescued out of our neighborhood as they had been dumped by their owners. Mr. GG2 and I were just saying last night that we could not have gotten two better dogs if we had gone out and bought them. They are a constant joy.
The smartest and most in-tune dog I’ve ever had was a boxer mix, she passed in June of last year. Best dog ever, you could teach her anything— fetch the phone or most anything you wanted to take a minute to show her. Our GSD passed the year before our mix. In my opinion the GSD ise one of the most soulful dogs. I sure miss them.
I agree, but there’s something to be said for purebreds too. I’ve only had one dog, A Briard. Got him from a friend who was a breeder. Incredibly smart dogs!
And a GREAT watchdog! Foiled a robbery at my secluded farmhouse. You could see the robbers footprints in the snow. Normal stride walking up to a side window. There he was met by Pandemonium! Strides running back to his truck were about 6’ in length! Pandy musta scared the poop outa him! Bwaaa!
I am not knocking purebreds, just that unfortunately many people who want purebreds are doing it more as a status symbol, rather than for love of the dog.
I think that some people do the rescue thing as a status symbol in order to show how enlightened and good that they are.
I think anybody who has any dog that they love and properly care for has done a good thing.
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