This year’s most popular dog breeds

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This year’s most popular breeds

The most popular dog breeds have been determined, and the results may surprise you…

What your favorite type of dog? The AKC recently released its 2018 list of the most popular dog breeds in the US. While the Labrador retriever is still at the top of the list, making it the longest-ranking breed at number one in the organization’s history, the “Frenchie” is quickly closing in – in just four years, this breed has risen from 76th to fourth place. Here are the top ten breeds for this year:

  1. Retrievers (Labrador)
  2. German shepherd dogs
  3. Retrievers (golden)
  4. French bulldogs
  5. Bulldogs
  6. Beagles
  7. Poodles
  8. Rottweilers
  9. Yorkshire terriers
  10. Pointers (German shorthaired)

Visit akc.org for the full list.

The French Bulldog’s rising popularity may result from the breed’s increasing presence in Hollywood. If you’re thinking of adopting a Frenchie or Frenchie mix, do your homework first. Though cute, good-hearted and obedient, this flat-faced breed is at high risk for respiratory issues.