French Bulldog Reigns Supreme In Houston

Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed

March 16, 2021 9:05 AM EDT

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NEW YORK, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, the French Bulldog took Houston's top spot for a third consecutive year in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2020 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

The French Bulldog was also recognized as the #1 pup in New York, NY, Miami, FL and Chicago, IL.

Securing the 2nd spot are Bulldogs, pushing down Labrador Retrievers to 3rd place. Pembroke Welsh Corgis have gradually moved up on the list in previous years, finally breaking into the top ten in 2020 and solidifying their 9th place ranking. With the debut of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Doberman Pinschers have been kicked out of the top ten!

"French Bulldogs continue to captivate the hearts of Houston residents as well as dog lovers nationally," shared AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. "Because of their affectionate and playful ways, this breed makes a great companion for individuals as well as families."

Houston's top 5 breeds for 2020:

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Bulldog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. German Shepherd Dog

* Registration data pulled from Houston zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

The AKC also announced its nationwide rankings today at the AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC. The Labrador Retriever celebrates a milestone!  The loveable Lab remains the number one most popular breed in the United States for the 30th year.

While the Lab holds firmly to the top spot, the French Bulldog has continued to skyrocket in popularity. The Frenchie landed at number two in 2020, knocking the German Shepherd Dog down to third. The German Shepherd Dog had been the second most popular dog breed since 2009.

Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2020

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. French Bulldog  
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Bulldog

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[EDITOR'S NOTE:  Interviews on the most popular dogs in the U.S. or in your city can be arranged by contacting Jessica D'Amato at Jessica.damato@akc.org or 212-696-8346.  Photos are available to members of the media upon request.]  

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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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SOURCE American Kennel Club



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