Monday, December 11

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in The United States 2010

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  1. Labrador Retriever: Yes, the Labrador Retriever is a popular breed. And who could doubt it because as of 2010, this breed has held the number one spot on the AKC dog registration list for 20 years straight.
  2. German Shepherd: The German Shepherd held the number two spot last year and holds onto it this year. Not only is this breed popular with civilians, but it’s also popular with law enforcement, security and military forces.
  3. Yorkshire Terriers: These little guys were really boosted up the rankings this past year. In 2009, Yorkshire Terriers were ranked number seven, but in 2010 they made it all the way to the number three spot.
  4. Beagles: A favorite of many people, the Beagle moved up one notch this year. But is that really a surprise? Beagles are friendly with everyone, especially children, though some of them do get a little loud. Meaning the Beagles, not the children. Though kids get loud sometimes, too.
  5. Golden Retrievers: This breed moved down one spot this past year, basically trading places with the Beagle. But that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Golden Retrievers have been a popular breed for a long time.
  6. Bulldogs: These burly-looking fellows are holding their own in the ranks, and have for a few years now. According to AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson, “Not since the early 20th Century has the Bulldog enjoyed such sustained popularity.”
  7. Boxers: The Boxer is another breed to lose a spot in the rankings, but don’t worry. Those cute little faces don’t seem to mind, and why should they? They’re still ranked pretty high.
  8. Dachshunds: The “weiner” dogs held steady, keeping the number eight spot for 2010.
  9. Poodles: The Poodle also stayed the same, holding on to the number nine spot in 2010.
  10. Shih Tzu: And to round off the top ten, the Shih Tzu also holds onto the same spot it had the year before. But never fear, little ones! It’s not a popularity contest. And there’s always next year, right?

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