The American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds in the United States on January 30.
And the winner is… America’s most popular dog for 2013 is the Labrador retriever.
This frisky breed has held the number one position for 22 years, and if they can hold out one more year, they’ll break a streak once achieved by the Poodle.
Currently holding the eighth position, the Poodle held the coveted number one spot from 1960 to 1982.
Large canines dominate the top 5 breeds this year. The lovable and always protective German Shepard comes in at number two. Rounding out the top five are: Golden retrievers at number three, followed by Beagles and Bulldogs, respectively.
This year Golden retrievers edged out Beagles to take over the number four position. Watch out, Snoopy.
Visit the American Kennel Club’s website to view the list in its entirety.
How can you resist those floppy ears? This is Deli, a cuddly black Labrador retriever puppy who hails from Brooklyn, New York. Deli attended the American Kennel Club’s Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 28, 2012 in New York City.
Forever loyal and extremely protective, the German Shepard has been ranked as America’s second favorite dog by the American Kennel Club.
This is Ziva, a German Shepherd puppy who attended a major doggie event announcing the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. in late January. By the look on her face, we’re guessing she was surprised to not be ranked as America’s number one favorite dog.
Look out, Snoopy – Golden retrievers snuck in to snag your number three ranking this year, pushing your cuteness to number four on the top dogs list.
Pictured here is Jag, a Beagle puppy who also attended as the American Kennel Club announced the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
He certainly has one of the best camera poses even if his breed did not win the ultimate title.
Known for their giant heads, Bulldogs have tough looking mugs but tend to be loyal and playful companions.
This little cutie named Dominique is no exception. She is a Bulldog puppy posing for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announced the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. in New York City.
We bet she’s spoiled.
Obviously there is no way to rank order puppies, so this little guy is no loser. They’re all beautiful and this particular little cutie has us wanting to adopt another furry member to the family.
This is Gibbs, a Golden Retriever puppy posing for pictures at the American Kennel Club’s announcement of the top American dogs.
Congratulations to all the winners – but especially the puppies!