Pet Blog - Labrador Retrievers Remain America’s Favorite Breed

The loveable Labrador Retriever is once again the king of the canine world. For the 20th consecutive year, the breed is the most popular in the US thanks to its playful and loyal reputation, according to registration figures compiled by the American Kennel Club.

While the top five breeds have remained relatively consistent over the years, this year the Beagle took over the No. 4 spot, pushing the Golden Retriever down to No. 5.

The bulldog is another big mover, edging the Boxer out of the No. 6 spot and into No. 7. Three years ago, bulldogs moved into the top 10 for the first time and, since then, the breed has been increasing in popularity because of its reputation as a family-friendly companion.

German Shepherds remain at No. 2 on the list, followed by Yorkshire terriers, a popular breed for city dwellers, at No. 3.

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