Labrador Retrievers ranked most popular dog breed

Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 13:57:05-04
Labrador Retrievers (CNN image)

Labrador Retrievers are once again the most popular dog breed among dog lovers according to the American Kennel Club, the country’s oldest such registry.

Labs took the top spot for the 28th year in a row now.

Fans credit the lab’s amiable nature and aptitude in many canine roles from family pet to service dog.

You may remember Sully, that was the 2-year-old lab that was assigned to former President George H. W. Bush and accompanied his casket to the United States Capitol.

German Shepherds are the second most popular breed followed by Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, and Bulldogs.

The rankings reflect a breed’s prevalence among the more than 580,000 puppies and other purebred dogs newly registered in 2018.