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AKC No.1 Most Popular Dog Is The Lab, But The Runner Up Might Surprise You!

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The Labrador Retriever once again made number one for the American Kennel Clubs most popular breeds of 2009. This lovable breed has since been holding first place for the past two decades.

Catching up to the Labrador is the German Shepherd who became runner up after jumping pass the Yorkshire Terriers. Following the Yorkshire Terriers in fourth and fifth place are Golden Retrievers and Beagles.

One of the breeds that have raced their way up dramatically throughout the years is the Bulldogs. Ranking in at 21 in 1999 they currently hold the seventh place in 2009 moving up one from last year.

The German Shepherds was once the number one breed of the 1920s, later losing its spot after World War II.

“Labs have been America’s top dog for nearly two decades due to their loyal and gentle nature,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “But the German Shepherd Dog has gained ground recently, quite possibly due to the increased attention they receive for their security efforts at home and abroad. Hailed as the world’s leading police, guard and military dog, this energetic and fun-loving breed is a loyal family pet, ideal companion and dependable K-9 partner when duty calls.”

Who will take over in 2010? Will the Labrador once again keep it’s place at number one?

To view the complete AKC list click here.

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