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AKC Top 10: Is Your Breed a Top Dog?

By February 1, 2013

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Each year the AKC sends out a TOP TEN LIST of dog breeds, by popularity (based on registration numbers). Is your puppy's breed a top dog? Of course, whether they make it in the "popularity" contest or not, our personal pets are still top dog in our hearts! Here's the AKC's 2012 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

1. Labrador Retriever

Labrador retriever

2. German Shepherd

German shepherd

3. Golden Retriever

Golden retriever

4. Beagle

4 beagle pups in box

5. Bulldog

Bulldog pup

6. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkie pup

7. Boxer

boxer in snow

8. Poodle

Standard poodle

9. Rottweiler

Rottweiler pup

10. Dachshund

Dachshund

Labrador Image Merri Harrison-Quarles/Flickr

German Shepherd Image KCookUS/Flickr

Golden Retriever Image RickieB20/Flickr

Beagle Image Amy Shojai, CABC

Bulldog Image RickieB20/Flickr

Yorkshire Terrier Image RickieB20/Flickr

Boxer Image Dave M. Hunt Photography/Flickr

Poodle Image Leslie H. Nicoll

Rottweiler Image TFareCool/Flickr

Dachshund Image RickieB20/Flickr

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