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Labrador Retriever remains top dog for the 23rd straight year

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Labrador Retrievers, Shayna (L) and Ace pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club) Photo: Image by Getty Images for the American Ke

Labrador Retriever remains top dog for the 23rd straight year

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Feb 3, 2014

The American Kennel Club has released its annual list of the top dog breeds in America, and the sturdy, water-loving Labrador Retriever tops the list for the 23rd consecutive year. The rankings reflect newly registered purebred dogs, which are mostly puppies, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Here are the AKC’s top 10 breeds:
 
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. Beagle
5. Bulldog
6. Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)
7. Boxer
8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler
10. Dachshund