Headlines This Is the Most Popular Dog Breed in America, Because Some Things Never Change Published 3 years ago on March 28, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet 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.” Advertisement Here are the top 10 most popular breeds of 2017, along with the 2016 comparison: Related Topics:American Kennel Club click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like AKC Launches Virtual Home Manners Titling Program American Kennel Club Announces Winner of the Second ‘AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge’ American Kennel Club Announces Judging Panel for 2nd AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns8 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases21 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?