Over the past decade, many things have changed, but one thing has not: America’s love for the Labrador Retriever. The Labrador Retriever continues its hold on Americans’ hearts for its 28th straight year as the number one most registered dog breed with the American Kennel Club
. The German Shepherd and Golden Retriever both rose to the second and third spot since 2008.
There have been some upsets in the top 10, with the French Bulldog rising into the top 5, and the Rottweiler and German Shorthaired Pointer both making into the top 10 after previously being lower on the list. The Boxer, Dachshund, and Shih Tzu all dropped out of the top 10 dogs between 2008 and 2018.
The Labs long running record can be credited to their ability to hold many jobs
, from bomb-sniffer to service dog to hunter, and their versatility as a family pet. The least registered dog breed was the Sloughi
, which resembles a greyhound in looks but comes from North Africa.