Archive for Thursday, January 22, 2009

Labrador still most popular pooch

January 22, 2009


— If there was any doubt, the Labrador retriever is the people’s choice among purebred pooches for the 18th straight year. That’s the word today from the American Kennel Club, which keeps its nose to the ground on such matters.

AKC says more than twice as many labs were registered in the U.S. in 2008 as Yorkshire terriers — the No. 2 dog on the list.

The Top 10 canines are German shepherd, golden retriever, beagle, boxer, dachshund, bulldog, poodle and shih tzu.

The kennel club says the bulldog returned to the list as No. 10 last year after an absence of 70 years, and has since jumped two notches.


number3of5 9 years, 4 months ago

I have a pureblood beagle, but she is not half as much fun as the pure blood English Mastiff that belongs to my husband. For size, energy, and stubborn will, the mastiff beats the beagle every time.

angelmom 9 years, 4 months ago

Labs rule! We have 3 and wouldn't trade them for any dog in the world. I've have lots of breeds and these three are the best dogs we've ever had. The biggest lap dogs too!

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