Last Friday, the American Kennel Club released its list of the most popular dogs in U.S. (based on registration statistics), and for the twenty-third year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is number 1. The Top 10 remain unchanged from the previous year, but the French Bulldog jumped from 14th in 2012 to 11th in 2013, passing the Doberman Pinscher and German Shorthaired Pointer. This is part of a longstanding trend, as Frenchie registrations have risen 323 percent since 2003. Other notable news from farther down the list:
Giant Schnauzers rose from 96 to 83; Keeshonden from 103 to 86; Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers from 104 to 97; Irish Terriers from 132 to 123; Kerry Blue Terriers from 130 to 126; Lakeland Terriers from 137 to 134; Sussex Spaniels from 169 to 162; and Dandie Dinmont Terriers from 172 to 168.
Click here for the full list of 177 breeds. Does the list conform to what you see in the real world?