Lab Is Top US Dog, 18 Years and Counting

Yorkshire terrier is second; bulldog now at No. 8 and gaining fast
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2009 4:25 PM CST
The Labrador Retriever is by far the most popular dog in America, according to the 125-year-old American Kennel Club.   (Feature Photo Service)
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(Newser) – The Obamas’ pup could change things, but for now the playful Labrador retriever remains America’s most popular purebred, the American Kennel Club calculates. It's the Lab’s 18th consecutive year as king; the Yorkshire terrier and German shepherd are second and third, Reuters reports. Bulldogs moved up two spots, to No. 8, with their popularity up 69% in the past decade.