Labrador retriever reigns again as America's top dog

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Labs win again, Yorkies losing popularity

The American Kennel Club's annual ranking of the most popular dog breeds  found that the Labrador retriever continued to be the nation's top dog for the 22nd year in a row.

Stopping by Central Florida's SPCA, Executive Vice President Jake White tells us the fact that Labs have topped the list for so long is no surprise.

"Family friendly dog," White says. "So, its reputation preceeds it."

Overall results showed that bulldogs and large dogs are moving up in the rankings, while once-popular smaller breeds like the Yorkshire terrier and the miniature poodle are losing ground.

AKC's TOP TEN

    Labrador retriever
    German shepherd
    Golden retriever
    Beagle
    Bulldog
    Yorkshire terrier
    Boxer
    Poodle
    Rottweiler
    Dachshund