Thursday, January 24, 2008

Top Ten U.S. and Los Angeles Breeds

The American Kennel Club just released it's top 10 most popular dog breeds in the US, according to AKC registration. And the winners are...

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Poodle
9. Shih Tzu
10. Bulldog

Los Angeles' top dogs are:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Bulldog
3. German Shepherd
4. Yorkshire Terrier
5. Golden Retriever
6. Poodle
7. Maltese
8. French Bulldog
9. Pomeranian
10. Pug

Judging by the dogs that come into The LoftyDog, I'd say that the Downtown Los Angeles dog population wasn't well represented. We see more Shih Tzus, a breed that didn't even make the Los Angeles Top 10, than almost any other breed. Here's my prediction - look to the Shih Tzu to break through and crack next year's list for top Los Angeles breeds.

Interesting notes:

  • This is the first time since 1935 that the Bulldog has ranked in the U.S. top 10.

  • Los Angeles sets the trend again - the Bulldog is most popular in Los Angeles, having made the Los Angeles Top 10 for three consecutive years.

  • San Francisco and Los Angeles were the only cities in the nation to include the French Bulldog in their Top 10 lists.

1 comment:

Shoshanna said...