From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club® (AKC) invites you to celebrate National Purebred Dog Day on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. This annual celebration highlights the purpose, predictability, preservation and pride of purebred dogs, along with the many ways these incredible dogs impact their human counterparts each day.
Ways to get involved:
• Have a favorite breed? Donate to a breed-specific rescue. The AKC has the largest network of purebred rescue groups in the nation. Visit akc.org for more information.
• Share your love for your purebred dog on social media with the hashtag #NationalPurebredDogDay.
• Thinking about getting a dog? Research what breeds would best fit your lifestyle at akc.org and find a responsible breeder.
• Reach out to your lawmakers. National Purebred Dog Day is a great opportunity to educate your legislator about the importance of purpose-bred dogs. Continue reading National Purebred Dog Day→
Lab lovers continue to make their voices heard! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 30th consecutive year.
While the loveable 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. Continue reading Frenchie is Movin’ On Up!→
Hot off the presses, The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a press conference today that the loveable Lab once again is the number one most popular breed in the United States.
While the Labrador Retriever remains a constant at the top of the charts, the big mover and shaker in 2017 was the French Bulldog. The easygoing, playful, adaptable Frenchie not only jumped two spots to number four, it knocked the Beagle out of the top five for the first time since 1998.
“The Labrador Retriever has its paws firmly planted in Americans’ hearts,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s such a versatile and family friendly breed. Don’t underestimate the power of the Frenchie, though! Its adaptability and loveable temperament make it very appealing to a wide variety of people. The French Bulldog is poised for a takeover.”
In addition to the country’s most popular, rare breeds were on the rise in 2017. The Norwegian Buhund rose four spots (174th to 170th), Skye Terriers rose six spots (178th to 172nd), Canaan Dogs jumped six spots (181st to 175th), and Harriers rose three spots (186th to 183rd).
The current top ten list:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. French Bulldog
10. German Shorthaired Pointer
Kinda mad my favorite, the Beagle, is out of the top five, but my second favorite, the Golden is hanging in!
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced the launch of the brand new “I Am a Breeder” video series. The series is aimed at promoting responsible breeders and the love they have for their dogs to the general public. Continue reading AKC Video Series “I Am A Breeder”→
The American Kennel Club has announced their list of breed registrations from 2013. Although many owners don’t choose to register their dogs, the number of registrations received for each breed is considered an indication of the popularity of the breed. Of course, there are undoubtedly many more mutt-i-grees than purebred dogs in the world, but this list includes only those dogs who carry an actual pedigree. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Most Registered Dog Breeds in the US, 2013 Edition→
Yesterday, we published the list of the top ten breeds registered with the AKC in 2010. The breeds included in the top ten did not change, although a few changed places (Beagle/Golden Retriever, and (Boxer/Bulldog). Here are a few more trends noted by the AKC.
Did you catch the six new breeds shown at the National Dog Show last week? They’re all beautiful, but I have to say the Redbone Coonhound is my favorite. In case you missed them, the six new breeds are listed below. Continue reading New Breeds in the AKC Stud Book→
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