Labrador retriever named most well known pet dog breed: Rankings


German shepherds and labrador retrievers were being named two of the country’s most common doggy breeds. This file photo was taken in 2019.


Puppy fans just can’t get enough of a single breed — aiding it continue being the most popular in the country for an additional straight yr.

Labrador retrievers once again leading the checklist of furry buddies registered with the American Kennel Club, in accordance to figures shared March 15.

“The Labrador Retriever was the most well known pet breed in the United States in 2021 — for the 31st year in a row, no significantly less,” the club mentioned in a news launch. “(It usurped the Cocker Spaniel in 1991, and hasn’t allow go of the No. 1 spot considering the fact that.)”

These times, cocker spaniels are much lower on the checklist, coming in at No. 29.

So, what other kinds of pups currently rank amid the most well known? Below are the breeds that spherical out the top rated 5:

  • French bulldogs
  • Golden retrievers
  • German shepherds
  • Poodles

Of the 197 pet dog breeds thought of, the American Kennel Club claimed supporters give labs praise for their “versatility and temperament.”

“If I want to go for a hike, operate, swim, participate in ball, or hunt, they are up and prepared to go,” judge Judy Heim of California reported in a write-up on the club’s internet site. “However, if I want to continue to be residence and consume a gallon of ice cream, view the Tremendous Bowl, or [watch a] motion picture, they are thrilled to dangle correct there, much too. As a result, this tends to make the Lab an superb service canine.”

Simply click in this article to see the entire nationwide list of puppy breed rankings.

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking tales for The Information & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.