Labrador most popular dog; Bulldog tops in NYC - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Labrador most popular dog; Bulldog tops in NYC

Posted: Updated:
Ladrador Retreiver puppy (left); Bulldog (right) AP file Ladrador Retreiver puppy (left); Bulldog (right) AP file
By JENNIFER PELTZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - It's puppy love for the record books. The Labrador retriever was the nation's most popular dog breed last year for a 23rd year in a row.

The American Kennel Club said Friday that's the longest that any breed has been top dog since the organization's founding in 1884.

German shepherds, golden retrievers, beagles and bulldogs are holding steady in the top-five pack. Yorkshire terriers, boxers, poodles, Rottweilers and dachshunds round out the leading 10. It's the same as last year.

But the French bulldog is newly on their heels. It's now the 11th most popular purebred. That's up from 14th last year - and 58th in 2002.

The poodle had a 22-year reign as number 1 some decades ago.

The rankings reflect newly registered dogs, mostly puppies.

In New York City, the most popular dog breed was the bulldog followed by the French bulldog.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices