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FRENCH BULLDOG TOPS THE CHART IN NEW YORK AND HOUSTON, 4TH IN U.S. - AKC Reports

NEW YORK News - The Frenchie invasion of New York City continues.


The American Kennel Club has named the French bulldog the city’s most popular breed in its annual rankings for the fifth year in a row.


The adorable, compact dogs are a favorite of city dwellers, as well as celebs like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Martha Stewart, who feature the pups on their social media feeds.


“Having lived in the city, I can tell you they are great apartment dogs,” said Kristy Hodolitz, of Rockville Centre, who owns a 6-month-old French bulldog named Moxie. “They have great, calm personalities. You don’t need a ton of space for them and they are just adorable.”


Hodolitz joined a group of owners and adorable pooches as the AKC officially unveiled its top 10 list with an event at the AKC’s Museum of the Dog in Manhattan. READ The Original Report.

French Bulldog tops the chart in New York and Houston

 

HOUSTON - Houston has a new top dog! The French Bulldog took the city's #1 spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2018 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.


The French Bulldog was also recognized as the #1 pup in Las Vegas, West Palm Beach, and San Francisco.


The French Bulldog knocked the Labrador Retriever out of the #1 spot. The Frenchie previously ranked 3rd in 2017. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel broke into the top ten after placing 12th in the previous year.


"French Bulldogs have been slowly growing in popularity over the last ten years, most recently breaking into the top ten nationally," said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. "They're playful, alert and adaptable, which makes them perfect for city dwellers."


Houston's top 10 breeds for 2018 (Houston's Most Popular Breeds 2018):


  1. French Bulldog
  2. Bulldog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. German Shepherd Dog
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Rottweiler
  8. Poodle
  9. Doberman Pinscher
  10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. READ The Original Report.

UNITED STATES NATIONWIDE REPORT

The AKC also announced its nationwide rankings today in a press conference at the AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC. The Labrador Retriever once again breaks records!  The loveable Lab remains the number one most popular breed in the United States for the 28th year.


While the Labrador Retriever continues its reign at the top, the German Shorthaired Pointer has been quietly climbing the charts over the past decade.  This versatile, all-purpose hunter came in at number nine in 2018 – its highest position since becoming recognized in 1930.


Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2018

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog  
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Bulldog

ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States.


The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field, and earthdog tests.


Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org

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