Aww this breed is just the cutest!
Since 1991, the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog in the nation, and with the statistics from 2017 in, the Lab continues his reign. “The Labrador Retriever has its paws firmly planted in Americans’ hearts,” says AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s such a versatile and family friendly breed.”
While the Labrador Retriever’s status hasn’t changed, however, the top 10 most popular list had a few switch-ups this year.
The easygoing, playful, adaptable French Bulldog is steadily rising in popularity. The breed jumped two spots from number six to number four in 2017. In doing so, the Frenchie knocked the Beagle out of the top five for the first time since 1998. Read more via akc.org.
Raleigh’s top five dog breeds:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
5. Yorkshire Terrier