As the AKC does every year, they have released their list of the top 10 dog breeds for 2008 and again the Labrador Retriever is number one.  More than twice as many Labs were registered last year than any other breed.  The list Dogshows the bulldog as an up and comer again last year though.

2008 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Bulldog
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

“Designer” Dogs, Mixed-breeds, Mutts

Now, of course the AKC is all about purebreed dogs so if you have your own “designer” dog, as many mixed-breeds and mutts are being called now, and even if your beloved pooch isn’t one of those classed as a “designer”, quite sure to you they are as special as can be and that’s all that counts.  So, no doubt you might be feeling snubbed by the AKC top 10 list and since they can’t be registered at the all-powerful AKC  there’s no way of knowing where they fall on the list, I still think they deserve an honorary position.

As I think there’s probably more dogs of mixed lineage than any one purebreed, I think they should go at the top of the list.

Really all that counts is how much you love your dog.  I’m sure many of you could care less what breed they are, they are your babies, your beloved companions, your furry, four-legged family members and that will rank them at the top of any list, any time! So just give your pooch a hug and smooch and let them know they are number one and always will be, I know mine are with me and that’s all that counts, not some list that some organization puts out telling me what the most registered dog breeds are. 🙂

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