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This Is the Most Popular Dog Breed in America, Because Some Things Never Change




It’s been No. 1 for 27 years.

The labrador retriever is the most popular breed in the U.S. for the 27th year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced.

“The Labrador Retriever has its paws firmly planted in Americans’ hearts,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s such a versatile and family-friendly breed.”

The big mover and shaker in the ranking was the French bulldog. For 2017, the Frenchie not only jumped two spots to No. 4, but also knocked the beagle out of the top five for the first time since 1998.

“Its adaptability and loveable temperament make it very appealing to a wide variety of people,” DiNardo said. “The French Bulldog is poised for a takeover.”


Here are the top 10 most popular breeds of 2017, along with the 2016 comparison:

PETS DogBreedRankings



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