Top Dogs in America: Which Breed Took the Number One Spot? (Photo)

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Who are the top dogs in America? On Thursday, the American Kennel Club released their annual list of 2010 Most Popular Dogs in the United States. So, which beloved pooch held the number one spot? According to the AKC, the Labrador Retriever ranked top dog in America. For those of you who have kept up with the AKC’s yearly list, this announcement comes as no surprise. The Labrador Retriever has occupied the first place title for 20 consecutive years!

The German Shepard ranked second, the Yorkshire terrier came in third, the Beagle placed fourth, and the loyal Golden Retriever came in fifth. The Labrador Retriever claiming first place is something that most of us strongly anticipated. After all, they are known as gentle giants who make excellent family pets.

However, one breed of dog that ranked in the top 10 has pooch admirers boggled. The Bulldog, with its notorious wrinkled face and serious expressions, captured the number six position. AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson stated, “Not since the early 20th Century has the Bulldog enjoyed such sustained popularity.” It seems as though the Bulldog is raising in popularity.

You can visit the American Kennel Club website to view the full list of the top dogs in America, as well as the 2009 list.  Some of us who are lucky enough to have a dog as a loyal companion could probably care less whether or not our cherished pooch ranked in the list of top 10. On the contrary, others may highly value the position their prized top dog captured. How do you feel about the position that each breed of dog claimed?


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