America’s Love Affair with Labs

Crazy ’bout labs!

This year the American Kennel Club (AKC) released its list of the most popular breeds and once again, the Labrador Retriever topped the list. It seems every year (at least for the past five) – the lab has been #1 in America’s heart. The photos you see on this page help explain why. Their loving temperament, fun-loving spirit and beautiful look make them a dog that everyone can love.

However, it may be their sense of loyalty and dedication to hard work that also make labs one of the most popular type of service dogs. Labs were initially bred to help fisherman in the Northern Atlantic haul in ropes and other equipment on boats. Congratulations to the Labrador Retriever, America’s most popular dog as we begin 2019!

Most Popular Breeds (AKC)

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Bulldog
  6. Beagle
  7. Poodle
  8. Rottweiler
  9. Yorkshire Terrier
  10. German Shorthaired Pointer