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Lovable Labrador Retriever Named Most Popular Dog of 2011


Lovable Labrador Retriever Named Most Popular Dog of 2011It’s official! The Labrador Retriever remains the most popular dog in the USA. The Labrador has held this honor for no less than 21 consecutive years. Could it be because Labs are lovable, adorable, gorgeous, cute, faithful…………………?

The German Shepherd came in 2nd with the Beagle nabbing the 3rd spot from the Yorkshire Terrier.

AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson  said “While the Labrador Retriever has proven once again to be a family favorite, this year clearly belongs to the Beagle. The Beagle’s merry personality combined with his love of outdoor activities make him such a wonderful family pet that I wouldn’t be surprised to see this spunky breed sniff his way to the top of the list next year.”

We have to disagree. Cute as the Beagle may be, there’s nothing like a Lab. But that’s just our opinion.

Here are the full results.

Most Popular Dogs in the USA

1Labrador RetrieverLabrador Retriever
2German Shepherd DogGerman Shepherd Dog
3BeagleYorkshire Terrier
4Golden RetrieverBeagle
5 Yorkshire TerrierGolden Retriever
6 BulldogBulldog
7 BoxerBoxer
8 PoodleDachshnd
9 DachshundPoodle
10 RottweilerShih Tzu


According to Guinness World Records, the most popular dog breed in the world in 2010 was……………you guessed it ……… the Labrador Retriever.  Labs were also the most popular breed in Great Britain in the same year.

What makes the Labrador Retriever so popular?

Perhaps it’s because they are just awesome.

Watch this Labrador Retriever fetch his owner a beer. What more can you ask for? The Labrador really becomes part of the family. Once you’ve owned a Labrador, it’s hard to know how you ever lived without one.


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