Thursday, March 5, 2009

AKC's Top 10 Breeds of 2008

The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released their 2008 registration numbers which we have used to determine the Top 10 Breeds of 2008.

Drum roll please....

For the 18th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever takes the top spot once again as America's favorite purebred dog!

So it is safe to say that America is in love with the Labrador Retriever ... and with good reason. Labs are friendly, loving and very playful. They are highly regarded for their good nature, easy trainability and intelligence.

This popular breed was not originally used as a companion dog. Instead, Retrievers were bred exclusively as hunters, a job for which they possessed superior talents. The Labrador Retriever was officially accepted into the English Kennel Club in 1903 and the American Kennel Club in 1917.

The Top 10 Breeds of 2008 are:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Bulldog
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

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