Today the American Kennel Club announced its list of breed statistics for 2011 with a few interesting changes compared to 2010. Although the Labrador Retriever continues to top the list for the 21st year in a row, the Beagle has moved up the ranks from 4th to No. 3, and Golden Retriever from 5th to No. 4.
The Yorkshire Terrier was bumped down to 5th Place from last year’s 3rd spot. The German Shepherd Dog continues to hold out at 2nd place. The Poodle switched spots with the Dachshund for 8th place and the Rottweiler moved into 10th knocking the Shih Tzu out of the top 10.
Big dogs making big jumps
Bernese Mountain Dog: 54 to 34; Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: 101 to 82; Bullmastiff: 49 to 40; Rhodesian Ridgeback: 57 to 44; Irish Wolfhound: 86 to 79; Belgian Malinois: 94 to 74
To find out how your favorite breed is faring, check out www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_stats.cfm