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The Results Are In: Most Popular Dog Breed

While the American Kennel Club releases an ordered list of the top 10 most popular dog breeds based on the previous year's registered numbers, I decided to host my own informal survey here on PetSugar to see which pooch our readers picked as the most common. Choosing from the most popular dogs from 2008, you decided that this year's list toppers would be Labrador Retrievers once again!

Considering that this breed's come out on top for the last 18 years and counting, I'm thinking your vote for labs will be right again this year when the results come in. But only time will tell for certain and, if you haven't voted yet, don't forget to take your pick because I'll be comparing our final rankings to the official ones released by the AKC in January.


Source: Flickr User pmarkham

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Princess-Giggles Princess-Giggles 7 years
I love this picture it is so adorable!!!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I'm just not a fan of labs. Irresponsible breeders are overbreeding them to be larger and more hyper and they are in turn losing some of the intelligence/ease of training. I definitely prefer the english style (smaller - akc standard labs) than the american style labs that are becoming the trend (AKA - the "Marleys"). My in-laws have a dog that has all the bad behaviors of "Marley" not to mention the hyperness and size, and he just seems to have no intelligence. You don't have to have anything in your hand and can act like you are throwing something and he will go sniff around for 10 minutes searching for what he thinks you threw. Here's a question - I've heard talk at my local AKC club that the AKC is considering splitting the standards for Labs into two groups. They want to create an english lab standard and an american lab standard because there is such a noticeable difference in sizes, demeanor, intelligence. How do you feel about splitting the lab into two distinct breeds? Should there just be one standard or two?
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