Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Golden Retriever are in the podium of America's most popular dog breed according to the 2013 American Kennel Club ranking released last Friday.
Leading the pack and maintaining the first position as the most popular dog breed in the U.S. is the Labrador Retriever, which continues to be the favorite when choosing the perfect four-legged match. This comes as no surprise, because this breed is the perfect companion for families with children. Due to their great trainability and intelligence, they are also amongst the best service and assistance dog breeds.
All three favorite breeds maintained their position in the ranking since last year. However, Labrador Retrievers achieved the longest reign, as they have been at the top of dog registrations across the country for 23 consecutive years.
German Shepherds on second place, followed by Golden Retrievers and Beagle, Bulldogs, Boxers, Rottweilers, amongst the top ten favorites, show that America prefers big dogs. Here some more information about Labrador Retriever's traits:
Labrador Retriever: Intelligent, obedient, and talented as well as the most popular breed in the globe, according to the number of dogs registered worldwide. Their coat can be solid black or yellow, in all its variants, and chocolate brown. They are exceptionally talented and the perfect match for people of all ages. Ideal as working dogs and companion care, Labradors can work well with children and seniors at therapy centers and nursing homes. Their temperament is balanced, make them excellent for families, and very good as assistance dogs interacting perfectly with children of all ages and other animals. They tend however to be a little noisy needing exercise, socialization and training. Due to their voracious appetite, they could be susceptible to health problems associated with overweight, poisoning, and ingestion of non edible objects or dangerous substances.