For the first time in 31 years, the United States has a new favorite breed of dog.
The American Kennel Club released its 2022 registration statistics and found that after three decades of being the most popular dog breed, the Labrador Retriever has been overtaken by the French Bulldog.
according to a Press releaseThe French Bulldog has grown in popularity over the past 10 years. In 2012, the breed was the 14th most popular and became nonexistent. 2 in the 2021 rankings. Enrollment has also increased by more than 1,000% from 2012 to 2022.
To rank the most popular dog breeds, the American Kennel Club used statistics based on approximately 716,500 voluntary registrations from dog owners.
The rankings don’t include mixed breeds or popular “designer” hybrids, such as Labradoodles, because the American Kennel Club recognizes just 200 dog breeds.
Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America
- french bulldog
- labrador retrievers
- golden retrievers
- german shepherd dog
- german shorthaired pointers
French Bulldogs are a favorite among celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon and Megan Thee Stallion.
And while the breed continues to grow in popularity, the American Kennel Club says it’s essential to do your research before committing.
According to a 2021 study published in Canine Medicine and GeneticsFrench bulldogs are more likely than other breeds to be diagnosed with 20 common disorders, such as heatstroke and respiratory problems, due to their flat faces.
The Labrador Retriever is second on the list. The longtime American favorite is widely known as a companion dog and can be trained as a guide or assistance dog.
The top three dog breeds were golden retrievers. According to the American Kennel Club, this is a great breed to serve as a guide for the blind and to enjoy obedience and other competitive events.
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