Top 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

For the 22nd year in a row, the Labrador Retriever was ranked as the most popular dog in America, according to an annual report released by the American Kennel Club. The Lab retaining the top slot adds excitement to the 2013 rankings, as the top-ranked pooch is now tied with the Poodle for the dog who has been at the top of the charts for the longest period of time.

Rankings are as follows, and are based on AKC Registration Statistics:

2012:2011:
1. Labrador Retriever1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever3. Beagle
4. Beagle4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog5. Yorkshire Terrier
6. Yorkshire Terrier6. Bulldog
7. Boxer7. Boxer
8. Poodle8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler9. Dachshund
10. Dachshund10. Rottweiler

Another notable change includes the Bulldog breaking into the top five. You can find the complete list of rankings at the AKC’s website.