The Labrador retriever stays prime canine!
On Tuesday, the American Kennel Club (AKC) launched their annual list of the most popular dog breeds. For 2020, the Labrador retriever took the highest spot, marking the loveable canine’s thirtieth consecutive 12 months rating first on the record.
Beneath the Lab within the No. 2 spot is the French bulldog, who now ranks above the third-place German shepherd for the primary time. The golden retriever and the bulldog spherical out the highest 5, taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
“America’s love for Labs is simple,” AKC Government Secretary Gina DiNardo mentioned in a statement. “They’re such versatile, family-friendly canines that it is no surprise they have been so common for 30 years.”
In accordance with the AKC, the Labrador retriever was additionally the primary breed in Albany, NY, Milwaukee, WI, and Salt Lake Metropolis, UT.
However Labs have some competitors to control, as French bulldogs are gaining steam and inching nearer and nearer to the highest of the record, the AKC provides.
“The French bulldog, nevertheless, appears poised to finish the Lab’s reign,” DiNardo mentioned. “The playful, adaptable Frenchie has change into more and more common over the previous decade and exhibits no indicators of slowing down.”
“As all the time, we encourage individuals to do their analysis to verify they don’t seem to be simply getting a purebred canine, however most significantly a well-bred canine from a accountable breeder,” she added.
To get a full record of the place each breed ranks and which canine is primary in your state or metropolis, go to AKC.org.