The AKC’s top dog breeds of 2011

The American Kennel Club announced the top dog breeds of 2011 according to registration statistics yesterday. According to the report, the Labrador Retriever held the top slot for the 21st consecutive year, but other breeds, such as the Beagle and Rottweiler, made significant gains. Here are the top 10:

1. Labrador Retriever (*1)

2. German Shepherd Dog (*2)

3. Beagle (*4)

4. Golden Retriever (*5)

5. Yorkshire Terrier (*3)

6. Bulldog (*6)

7. Boxer (*7)

8. Poodle (*9)

9. Dachshund (*8)

10. Rottweiler (*11)

* Denotes 2010 ranking

The complete list can be found on the AKC’s website.