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Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog In America, Florida Cities Differ

For the twenty-fifth year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States. Credit: Wikicommons


For the 25th consecutive year, the family-friendly Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club’s 2015 registration stats. Although Labs are currently the top dogs in the United States, several cities in Florida have a different top dog that could reflect how people from different parts of the U.S. have settled into particular regions of the Sunshine State.

 


The French Bulldog is the most popular dog in Miami, New York, and San Diego. It ranks #6 in the U.S. Credit: Wikicommons
Perhaps due to the large number of New York transplants, Miami’s most popular dog is the same as NYC’s – the French Bulldog – which ranks #6 among the most popular dogs in the U.S.

The German Shepard is the #1 dog in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. It is the second-most popular dog breed in America. Credit: Wikicommons.

In Orlando (Central Florida) and Jacksonville (North Florida), the German Shepard is man’s #1 best friend. That area of Florida is where a large number of German-Americans have been settling since the late 1800’s from three states where the German Shepard currently reigns supreme (Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio). The German Shepard comes in at #2 among the most popular dogs in the U.S.

Palm Beach is the only city in the U.S. where the Poodle is the most popular dog. Credit: Wikicommons

In Palm Beach, where retirees have sold their single-family homes in other parts of the country in exchange for a condominium in warmer weather, the intelligent Poodle is the number one favorite. Nationally, Poodles are the 8th most popular dog.

Tampa was the only Florida city where the favorite dog was the same as the U.S.


2015 List of Most Popular Dogs in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club:

1  RETRIEVERS (LABRADOR)
2  GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
3  RETRIEVERS (GOLDEN)
4  BULLDOGS
5  BEAGLES
6  FRENCH BULLDOGS
7  YORKSHIRE TERRIERS
8  POODLES
9  ROTTWEILERS
10  BOXERS
11  POINTERS (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)
12  SIBERIAN HUSKIES
13  DACHSHUNDS
14  DOBERMAN PINSCHERS
15  GREAT DANES
16  MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS
17  AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
18  MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
19  CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS
20  SHIH TZU
21  PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS
22  POMERANIANS
23  BOSTON TERRIERS
24  SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS
25  HAVANESE
26  MASTIFFS
27  BRITTANYS
28  SPANIELS (ENGLISH SPRINGER)
29  CHIHUAHUAS
30  BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS
31  SPANIELS (COCKER)
32  MALTESE
33  VIZSLAS
34  PUGS
35  WEIMARANERS
36  CANE CORSO
37  COLLIES
38  NEWFOUNDLANDS
39  BORDER COLLIES
40  BASSET HOUNDS
41  RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS
42  WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIERS
43  RETRIEVERS (CHESAPEAKE BAY)
44  BULLMASTIFFS
45  BICHONS FRISES
46  SHIBA INU
47  AKITAS
48  SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIERS
49  PAPILLONS
50  BLOODHOUNDS
51  ST. BERNARDS
52  BELGIAN MALINOIS
53  PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS
54  AIREDALE TERRIERS
55  ALASKAN MALAMUTES
56  BULL TERRIERS
57  AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIERS
58  AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS
59  WHIPPETS
60  SCOTTISH TERRIERS
61  CHINESE SHAR-PEI
62  SPANIELS (ENGLISH COCKER)
63  SAMOYEDS
64  DALMATIANS
65  DOGUES DE BORDEAUX
66  MINIATURE PINSCHERS
67  LHASA APSOS
68  WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFONS
69  GREAT PYRENEES
70  POINTERS (GERMAN WIREHAIRED)
71  IRISH WOLFHOUNDS
72  CAIRN TERRIERS
73  ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS
74  SETTERS (IRISH)
75  LAGOTTI ROMAGNOLI
76  CHOW CHOWS
77  OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS
78  CHINESE CRESTED
79  CARDIGAN WELSH CORGIS
80  AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS
81  GREATER SWISS MOUNTAIN DOGS
82  STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS
83  PEKINGESE
84  GIANT SCHNAUZERS
85  BORDER TERRIERS
86  BOUVIERS DES FLANDRES
87  KEESHONDEN
88  COTON DE TULEAR
89  BERGER PICARDS
90  RETRIEVERS (FLAT-COATED)
91  BASENJIS
92  NORWEGIAN ELKHOUNDS
93  BORZOIS
94  TIBETAN TERRIERS
95  STANDARD SCHNAUZERS
96  ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOGS
97  LEONBERGERS
98  FOX TERRIERS (WIRE)
99  BRUSSELS GRIFFONS
100  SETTERS (ENGLISH)
101  JAPANESE CHIN
102  BELGIAN TERVUREN
103  RETRIEVERS (NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING)
104  AFGHAN HOUNDS
105  RAT TERRIERS
106  SILKY TERRIERS
107  NORWICH TERRIERS
108  RUSSELL TERRIERS
109  SETTERS (GORDON)
110  NEAPOLITAN MASTIFFS
111  SPANIELS (BOYKIN)
112  WELSH TERRIERS
113  SCHIPPERKES
114  TOY FOX TERRIERS
115  PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS
116  SPINONI ITALIANI
117  SLOUGHIS
118  IRISH TERRIERS
119  POINTERS
120  TIBETAN SPANIELS
121  BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
122  TREEING WALKER COONHOUNDS
123  AMERICAN ESKIMO DOGS
124  BEARDED COLLIES
125  BELGIAN SHEEPDOGS
126  MINIATURE BULL TERRIERS
127  FOX TERRIERS (SMOOTH)
128  BLUETICK COONHOUNDS
129  KERRY BLUE TERRIERS
130  AUSTRALIAN TERRIERS
131  BOERBOELS
132  BLACK AND TAN COONHOUNDS
133  SPANIELS (WELSH SPRINGER)
134  ENGLISH TOY SPANIELS
135  BRIARDS
136  NORFOLK TERRIERS
137  SALUKIS
138  TIBETAN MASTIFFS
139  SPANIELS (CLUMBER)
140  XOLOITZCUINTLI
141  AFFENPINSCHERS
142  MANCHESTER TERRIERS
143  GERMAN PINSCHERS
144  REDBONE COONHOUNDS
145  ICELANDIC SHEEPDOGS
146  LAKELAND TERRIERS
147  BEAUCERONS
148  PETITS BASSETS GRIFFONS VENDEENS
149  SPANIELS (IRISH WATER)
150  SPANIELS (FIELD)
151  BEDLINGTON TERRIERS
152  GREYHOUNDS
153  SETTERS (IRISH RED AND WHITE)
154  PLOTTS
155  KUVASZOK
156  RETRIEVERS (CURLY-COATED)
157  SCOTTISH DEERHOUNDS
158  PORTUGUESE PODENGO PEQUENOS
159  PULIK
160  SWEDISH VALLHUNDS
161  WIREHAIRED VIZSLAS
162  SPANIELS (AMERICAN WATER)
163  SEALYHAM TERRIERS
164  ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOGS
165  IBIZAN HOUNDS
166  LOWCHEN
167  CIRNECHI DELL’ETNA
168  KOMONDOROK
169  POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOGS
170  NORWEGIAN BUHUNDS
171  AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUNDS
172  SPANISH WATER DOGS
173  GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS
174  FINNISH LAPPHUNDS
175  CANAAN DOGS
176  PHARAOH HOUNDS
177  DANDIE DINMONT TERRIERS
178  SPANIELS (SUSSEX)
179  BERGAMASCO
180  SKYE TERRIERS
181  PYRENEAN SHEPHERDS
182  CHINOOKS
183  FINNISH SPITZ
184  CESKY TERRIERS
185  OTTERHOUNDS
186  AMERICAN FOXHOUNDS
187  NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUNDS
188  HARRIERS
189  ENGLISH FOXHOUNDS

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