For the 29th year in a row, Labrador Retrievers have been named America’s favorite dog breed.For nearly three decades, the beautiful breed has been at the top of the American Kennel Club registry list – a truly impressive record.No other breed has ever held first place for that long, but it’s no surprise that the Labrador Retriever continues to win year after year.
The Labrador retriever is a highly adaptable breed that can be used for hunting, tracking, obedience training, showing, and dock diving, as well as making excellent family dogs.”This is a do-it-all breed that needs to be with its humans,” experienced breeder Erin Hemlon-Hall told the American Kennel Club.
German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Fench Bulldog, Bulldog, Poodle, Beagle, Rottweiler, German Shorthaired Pointer, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi are the other breeds in the top ten of the registry list, in descending order.
The top three breeds have all been fan favorites for many years, and it’s no surprise that they’ve remained at the top for so long; they’re all versatile and, most importantly, friendly and loyal dogs.
The AKC first registered the Labrador Retriever as an official breed in 1917, and they are known for their stable, gentle, and friendly temperament.They’re also energetic and active dogs who are always up for some exercise or active play.
They are also very intelligent and trainable, making them ideal for hunting.They’ve also been bred to have a “soft mouth,” which allows them to retrieve downed birds without injuring them.
Their gentle temperament, obedience, and learning capacity have also made them excellent service dogs, and many people with disabilities now benefit from the assistance of a dedicated and loving Labrador Retriever.These affectionate and helpful pups deserve to be at the top of the list, and we’re confident they’ll continue the trend next year.