Labrador Retriever Named America's Most Popular Dog: Do You Prefer Large or Small Dogs?

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The American Kennel Club has released its annual top 10 dog breeds list and the Labrador Retriever has been named America's Most Popular Dog. The list was revealed on NBC's "Today Show" last Wednesday. The Labrador Retriever's ranking is even more impressive when you realize it's the 22nd year the large dog breed has been named number one.

Another large dog breed took a top spot, as the German Shepherd was listed at number two. A spokeswoman for the American Kennel Club stated that despite the larger dog breeds' dominance on the list, smaller dogs like the Poodle, Dachshund, and Beagle also took spots in the top 10.

The top 10 list in order from top to bottom is as follows: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, Poodles, Rottweilers, and Dachshunds. Of course, this list doesn't completely represent the U.S. and people's individual preferences of what dogs they own or would like have, but it is a good indicator.

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  • Eden 2014/04/05 10:31:51
    Large Dogs
    Large dogs are better
  • Rylee 2014/01/09 21:59:10
    Small Dogs
    I wouldn't want to squeeze a large dog into a small apartment.
    They need a big yard to run around in.
    It's not fair for them to just lay on the couch all day :(
  • Angel Heart 2013/12/26 05:33:28
  • Chere 2013/11/28 21:13:47
    Large Dogs
    i prefer medium sized
  • General "Bull" Krapper 2013/08/27 05:14:24
    Large Dogs
    General "Bull" Krapper
    Always loved larger dogs, but we now also have a 2 yr old chihuahua that is just the most playful little guy. --- Stay Well, Safe & Free
  • Jay 2013/07/02 22:01:00
    Large Dogs
    I only own pit buls and pit bull mixes. Most of the one's I've ever owned have been medium to large. I feel like if I had a small dog I would accidentally step on them and it would get injured.
  • Lizzy 2013/05/29 21:49:49
    Large Dogs
    Large dogs have more qualities that I like in a dog than small dogs do.
  • MartaRa 2013/05/01 12:40:18
    Large Dogs
    I voted large dogs, but I could easily say almost every breed there is lol... let's say I prefer bigger breeds, though I do find a lot of small ones cute as well :)
    My "dream combination" would be a Rottweiler and a black Pug :D
  • Killergal100 2013/04/17 16:47:06
    Large Dogs
    I have 4 dogs three chihuahuas and one pit bull mix. The chihuahuas are evil little things trying to bite people my pit bull mix tries to lick their faces off. Which would you prefer?
  • Shae 2013/04/13 18:42:32
    Large Dogs
    I love my dog...


    Most of my favorite breeds are large dogs:
    Siberian Huskies
    Bernese Mountain Dogs
    Bull Mastiff
    Great Danes
  • Vicky Heisler 2013/04/02 21:56:39
    Large Dogs
    Vicky Heisler
    Large dogs! I have two 90+lb lab mixes and they are epic!
  • Rumble-bee 2013/02/20 00:59:59
    Small Dogs
    a dog is a dog though
  • KCMamabear 2013/02/13 07:02:54
    Large Dogs
    Definitely large dogs.
    pit bull   rottweiler
  • PBMaxx 2013/02/10 21:30:09
    Large Dogs
    I have humane society large mixed breed dogs that I trust more then people
  • Nicholas DeShane 2013/02/10 12:40:40
    Large Dogs
    Nicholas DeShane
    There 5 basic dog sizes, also there needs to bean all dogs option.
  • Pete Nichola... 2013/02/13 11:07:50
    I agree. I love all dogs.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/02/10 01:40:27
    Large Dogs
    Lerro DeHazel
    I used to work with Labs when I was a kid and the Guys from Wisconsin and Minnesota would go down to Texas and train their dogs in the Lakes and the Rice Fields there. They had the little trailers for carrying the dogs and it was fun and exciting. I really felt close to some of those Black Labs. It was indeed quite an experience. As I look back on it, I would have taken the job for No-Pay . . . I was working during the Christmas Break from school, as a young teenager.
  • rightside 2013/02/08 23:43:16
    Large Dogs
    I have 3 giant breed dogs.
  • Pete 2013/02/08 05:16:36
    Large Dogs
    I love Samoyeds!
  • Emma 2013/02/08 00:41:33
    Small Dogs
    Philippine street dog. Small (15 to 20 pounds), usually yellow, maybe with white markings. Needs little care, will eat anything (rice with dried fish is usual). Good ratter and watch dog. Tends to be timid and shy.
  • Emiliano 2013/02/08 00:14:54
  • Margaret Thomas 2013/02/07 18:00:39
    Large Dogs
    Margaret Thomas
    Labradoodles are the greatest. They are super smart and have great personalities.
  • Nia 2013/02/07 17:23:07
    Large Dogs
    Small dogs are cute, but what good are they when someone breaks in the house and attacks you? They'll probably run and leave you to keep from getting stepped on. Plus, big dogs are fun to cuddle with.
  • Nia Nia 2013/02/07 17:29:34
    Dogs like this:
    alaskan husky
    german shepherd
    It always seems like the biggest dogs are the most lovable ones and the sweetest ones. While the small dogs are yappy and mean.
  • John Wa... Nia 2013/02/07 18:48:50
    John Walker II
    Small dogs are yappy and mean only because owners don't treat them as dogs and more like toys.

    I've a small and a big dog at home, we don't treat them differently and the smaller one is very well behaved for it.

    The general rule is, ignore size. If it's something you won't let the big dog do, don't let the small one do it either.
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2013/02/07 15:41:47
    Large Dogs
    It is not a matter of size , it is a matter of dog . I would like a Golden Retriever , it is big .
    My next choice would be a small ,fast hunting dog , it is small . And you don't have any other option , again ..
  • glen 2013/02/07 15:22:34
    Large Dogs
    Beagle Love ! Jessie beagle
  • Amasaman 2013/02/07 15:05:13
    Small Dogs
    I prefer medium sized dogs, like cocker or springer spaniels. Right now we have a small dog. Here is a pic of her sleeping in my duffle bag.
  • Miss Fiona 2013/02/07 04:58:33
    Small Dogs
    Miss Fiona
    I love cutesy dogs I can sport in public.
  • BonnieDeutsch 2013/02/07 04:49:08 (edited)
    Small Dogs
    I'm thrilled to say that America is "going to the dogs", but make mine pint sze please or they won't be allowed in my building and I would love company.
  • Just Jenn for Now 2013/02/07 04:45:41
    Large Dogs
    Just Jenn for Now
    HUSKIES!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    husky gif
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/07 00:26:26
  • Silvershadows 2013/02/07 00:26:14
    Large Dogs
    Should have been a third choice-----all dogs. We have three that weigh 3lbs each and one that weighs in at 125lbs. Several others in a range of 10lbs to 40lbs. They're all sweethearts. The 125 lb. red doberman is our guard dog and she's not mean but protective and will give me enough time to show up with my S&W; .44.
  • Blueskys 2013/02/06 22:12:18
    Small Dogs
    Border collies are my favorite breed- I call them medium in size.
  • ll 2013/02/06 18:59:52
    Large Dogs
    I like huskies..theyre beautiful
  • jasmine1 2013/02/06 18:40:07
    Large Dogs
    Labrador Retrievers are my favorite dog. Too bad they like to eat the sofa......(personal experience).
  • lori jasmine1 2013/02/07 14:46:17
    Bad trainer.
  • jasmine1 lori 2013/02/08 15:52:30
    Yes, I knew nothing about training Labs or any other dog. I learned a hard lesson.
  • lori jasmine1 2013/02/09 00:09:01
    At least you admit it, most people blame the animal and it is not there fault. Nice looking horse.
  • jasmine1 lori 2013/02/09 17:45:38
    It is almost never the animal's fault. They just follow what humans tell them, etc. I know this from horses. It is never the horses fault, they do what the rider tells them unless something frightens them and then that is their nature. The stupidest animal on earth is human..... Just look at our government. LOL
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