March 20, 2019
Today, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. For 28 years in a row, the Lab has been #1 on the list, which is determined by the AKC based on the number of registrations received. In fact, the top eight breeds are all the same as last year.
The only change from the 2017 list is in the last two spots. Last year’s #9 breed, the Yorkshire Terrier, dropped to #10. Meanwhile, the German Shorthaired Pointer rose from #10 in 2017 to #9 in 2018. That’s the highest rank the GSP has ever achieved since its AKC debut in 1930! Read post »
February 13, 2019
Congratulations to King, a Wire Fox Terrier, who beat out thousands of dogs to win the top prize – Best in Show – at the 143st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City. King’s victory furthers the reign of the Wire Fox Terrier, the breed with the most wins in the history of the dog show.
King, a seven year-old male who’s full name is GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, hails from Brazil and was the top terrier worldwide in 2018. His handler, Gabriel Rangel, is also no stranger to the winner’s circle – he was the handler for previous Best in Show winners Sadie the Scottie in 2010 and Sky the Wire Fox Terrier in 2014. Read post »
January 7, 2019
In the early days of 2019, the American Kennel Club announced that a new dog breed will join their ranks this year – the Azawakh. Before these slim hounds make their debut on the dog show stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique new breed. Enjoy, and good luck to all the dogs competing next month at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City! Read post »
March 28, 2018
Today, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. For 27 years in a row, the Lab has been #1 on the list, which is determined by the AKC based on the number of registrations received. In fact, the top three breeds are the same as last year’s top three. The big mover this year was French Bulldog, who broke through into the top five for the first time, earning the #4 spot. The #10 spot on the list is the only newcomer – the German Shorthaired Pointer.
Rather than just tell you the rest of the breeds, we thought we’d show you. Here are 2017’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring 14 gorgeous DogWatch Dogs from across the country! Read post »