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Top Dog Breeds of 2013

Labrador The Labrador Retriever holds on to its place as prime canine for one more yr, racking up 23 consecutive years of being the put up well-liked canine breed in America. Previously tied, the Labrador has now surpassed the Poodle for the title of hottest canine breed of all time.

The prime 10 canine breeds are the identical as they have been on the 2012 and 2011 listing, with massive canine breeds holding robust to the highest spots.

“Owning bigger breeds – an economic indicator of sorts – have been on the rise during the past five years,” stated AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson.  “As the economy has improved, people are turning back to the big dogs they love, which cost more to feed and care for than the smaller breeds that saw a rise in popularity in 2007 and 2008.”

In small canine information, the AKC stories that the French Bulldog has seen a pointy rise in recognition over the previous decade, with a 323% improve in registrations since 2003. The candy and humorous Frenchie rose three spots this yr to quantity 11, its highest place for the reason that breed was acknowledged by the AKC in 1898. Way to go Frenchies!

Chihuahuas, Pugs and Pomeranians all dropped notches on the recognition roster in 2012 and continued to say no in 2013.

Here are the AKC’s prime 25 U.S. breeds for 2013:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog 
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Bulldog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Dachshund
  11. French Bulldog
  12. Doberman Pinscher
  13. German Shorthaired Pointer
  14. Siberian Husky
  15. Shih Tzu
  16. Great Dane
  17. Miniature Schnauzer
  18. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  19. Pomeranian
  20. Australian Shepherd
  21. Shetland Sheepdog
  22. Chihuahua
  23. Boston Terrier
  24. Permbroke Welsh Corgi
  25. Havanese

Keeping with the big canine breed pattern, Doberman Pinschers rose from 22 to 12; Great Danes from 27 to 16; and Bernese Mountain Dogs from 47 to 32.

Working their approach again up the favored canines listing, are a number of uncommon breeds that confronted a decline over the previous decade.

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