Top AKC Breeds of 2013

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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AKC’s most popular breed, the Labrador Retriever!

It is no surprise that for the 23rd year in a row the Labrador Retriever is tipping the AKC popularity scale yet again! It would appear that the retrievers’ reign in the top five has and will continue to be unwavering for a long time to come, with the Labrador holding fast in first place and the Golden Retriever in a close third. The Labrador and Golden Retriever maintain significant popularity within almost every single major city in the United States, including Seattle, always placing first or second in almost every city listed by the American Kennel Club Statistics.

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Golden Retrievers have historically traded places with the German Shepard, bulldog, and Beagle the last decade, but have always remained within the top five.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has experienced a gradual increase in popularity, moving from 46th to 43rd in AKC statistics and has experienced an improved placing every year since 2006.

 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever placed 97th on the popularity scale this last year, which is marked improvement from the year prior in which they placed 102nd. Following the breeds recognition by the AKC, the Duck Toller has experienced an upward trend in popularity.

Two of the retrieving breeds that experienced a decrease in popularity this last year were the Flat Coated Retriever whose standings waver slightly as they decreased in popularity from 91st to 94th. As well as the elusive Curly Coated Retriever who moved from 153rd to 163rd.

For the full list of breed popularity rankings click here!

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Misha Abbenhouse

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Being surrounded by the Great Northwest for the entirety of my life I have come to really enjoy the outdoors, loving the rain almost as much as the fleeting sunshine and all the activities that come along with it. I've always loved animals especially those of the equine and canine variety. My intense interest in dogs led me to start writing about the adventures that Indy, my black lab, and I shared. Aside from animals, I love to read and write and college really fostered this love and I now find myself being able to couple my two great loves of writing and dogs.

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