Monday, February 22, 2016

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog In America, Florida Cities Differ


Labrador Retriever
For the twenty-fifth year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States. Credit: Wikicommons



For the 25th consecutive year, the family-friendly Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club's 2015 registration stats. Although Labs are currently the top dogs in the United States, several cities in Florida have a different top dog that could reflect how people from different parts of the U.S. have settled into particular regions of the Sunshine State.



French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is the most popular dog in Miami, New York, and San Diego. It ranks #6 in the U.S. Credit: Wikicommons
Perhaps due to the large number of New York transplants, Miami's most popular dog is the same as NYC's - the French Bulldog - which ranks #6 among the most popular dogs in the U.S.

German Shepard
The German Shepard is the #1 dog in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. It is the second-most popular dog breed in America. Credit: Wikicommons.

In Orlando (Central Florida) and Jacksonville (North Florida), the German Shepard is man's #1 best friend. That area of Florida is where a large number of German-Americans have been settling since the late 1800's from three states where the German Shepard currently reigns supreme (Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio). The German Shepard comes in at #2 among the most popular dogs in the U.S.

Poodle
Palm Beach is the only city in the U.S. where the Poodle is the most popular dog. Credit: Wikicommons

In Palm Beach, where retirees have sold their single-family homes in other parts of the country in exchange for a condominium in warmer weather, the intelligent Poodle is the number one favorite. Nationally, Poodles are the 8th most popular dog.

Tampa was the only Florida city where the favorite dog was the same as the U.S.


2015 List of Most Popular Dogs in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club:

1 RETRIEVERS (LABRADOR)
2 GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
3 RETRIEVERS (GOLDEN)
4 BULLDOGS
5 BEAGLES
6 FRENCH BULLDOGS
7 YORKSHIRE TERRIERS
8 POODLES
9 ROTTWEILERS
10 BOXERS
11 POINTERS (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)
12 SIBERIAN HUSKIES
13 DACHSHUNDS
14 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS
15 GREAT DANES
16 MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS
17 AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
18 MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
19 CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS
20 SHIH TZU
21 PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS
22 POMERANIANS
23 BOSTON TERRIERS
24 SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS
25 HAVANESE
26 MASTIFFS
27 BRITTANYS
28 SPANIELS (ENGLISH SPRINGER)
29 CHIHUAHUAS
30 BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS
31 SPANIELS (COCKER)
32 MALTESE
33 VIZSLAS
34 PUGS
35 WEIMARANERS
36 CANE CORSO
37 COLLIES
38 NEWFOUNDLANDS
39 BORDER COLLIES
40 BASSET HOUNDS
41 RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS
42 WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIERS
43 RETRIEVERS (CHESAPEAKE BAY)
44 BULLMASTIFFS
45 BICHONS FRISES
46 SHIBA INU
47 AKITAS
48 SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIERS
49 PAPILLONS
50 BLOODHOUNDS
51 ST. BERNARDS
52 BELGIAN MALINOIS
53 PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS
54 AIREDALE TERRIERS
55 ALASKAN MALAMUTES
56 BULL TERRIERS
57 AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIERS
58 AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS
59 WHIPPETS
60 SCOTTISH TERRIERS
61 CHINESE SHAR-PEI
62 SPANIELS (ENGLISH COCKER)
63 SAMOYEDS
64 DALMATIANS
65 DOGUES DE BORDEAUX
66 MINIATURE PINSCHERS
67 LHASA APSOS
68 WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFONS
69 GREAT PYRENEES
70 POINTERS (GERMAN WIREHAIRED)
71 IRISH WOLFHOUNDS
72 CAIRN TERRIERS
73 ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS
74 SETTERS (IRISH)
75 LAGOTTI ROMAGNOLI
76 CHOW CHOWS
77 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS
78 CHINESE CRESTED
79 CARDIGAN WELSH CORGIS
80 AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS
81 GREATER SWISS MOUNTAIN DOGS
82 STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS
83 PEKINGESE
84 GIANT SCHNAUZERS
85 BORDER TERRIERS
86 BOUVIERS DES FLANDRES
87 KEESHONDEN
88 COTON DE TULEAR
89 BERGER PICARDS
90 RETRIEVERS (FLAT-COATED)
91 BASENJIS
92 NORWEGIAN ELKHOUNDS
93 BORZOIS
94 TIBETAN TERRIERS
95 STANDARD SCHNAUZERS
96 ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOGS
97 LEONBERGERS
98 FOX TERRIERS (WIRE)
99 BRUSSELS GRIFFONS
100 SETTERS (ENGLISH)
101 JAPANESE CHIN
102 BELGIAN TERVUREN
103 RETRIEVERS (NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING)
104 AFGHAN HOUNDS
105 RAT TERRIERS
106 SILKY TERRIERS
107 NORWICH TERRIERS
108 RUSSELL TERRIERS
109 SETTERS (GORDON)
110 NEAPOLITAN MASTIFFS
111 SPANIELS (BOYKIN)
112 WELSH TERRIERS
113 SCHIPPERKES
114 TOY FOX TERRIERS
115 PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS
116 SPINONI ITALIANI
117 SLOUGHIS
118 IRISH TERRIERS
119 POINTERS
120 TIBETAN SPANIELS
121 BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
122 TREEING WALKER COONHOUNDS
123 AMERICAN ESKIMO DOGS
124 BEARDED COLLIES
125 BELGIAN SHEEPDOGS
126 MINIATURE BULL TERRIERS
127 FOX TERRIERS (SMOOTH)
128 BLUETICK COONHOUNDS
129 KERRY BLUE TERRIERS
130 AUSTRALIAN TERRIERS
131 BOERBOELS
132 BLACK AND TAN COONHOUNDS
133 SPANIELS (WELSH SPRINGER)
134 ENGLISH TOY SPANIELS
135 BRIARDS
136 NORFOLK TERRIERS
137 SALUKIS
138 TIBETAN MASTIFFS
139 SPANIELS (CLUMBER)
140 XOLOITZCUINTLI
141 AFFENPINSCHERS
142 MANCHESTER TERRIERS
143 GERMAN PINSCHERS
144 REDBONE COONHOUNDS
145 ICELANDIC SHEEPDOGS
146 LAKELAND TERRIERS
147 BEAUCERONS
148 PETITS BASSETS GRIFFONS VENDEENS
149 SPANIELS (IRISH WATER)
150 SPANIELS (FIELD)
151 BEDLINGTON TERRIERS
152 GREYHOUNDS
153 SETTERS (IRISH RED AND WHITE)
154 PLOTTS
155 KUVASZOK
156 RETRIEVERS (CURLY-COATED)
157 SCOTTISH DEERHOUNDS
158 PORTUGUESE PODENGO PEQUENOS
159 PULIK
160 SWEDISH VALLHUNDS
161 WIREHAIRED VIZSLAS
162 SPANIELS (AMERICAN WATER)
163 SEALYHAM TERRIERS
164 ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOGS
165 IBIZAN HOUNDS
166 LOWCHEN
167 CIRNECHI DELL'ETNA
168 KOMONDOROK
169 POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOGS
170 NORWEGIAN BUHUNDS
171 AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUNDS
172 SPANISH WATER DOGS
173 GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS
174 FINNISH LAPPHUNDS
175 CANAAN DOGS
176 PHARAOH HOUNDS
177 DANDIE DINMONT TERRIERS
178 SPANIELS (SUSSEX)
179 BERGAMASCO
180 SKYE TERRIERS
181 PYRENEAN SHEPHERDS
182 CHINOOKS
183 FINNISH SPITZ
184 CESKY TERRIERS
185 OTTERHOUNDS
186 AMERICAN FOXHOUNDS
187 NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUNDS
188 HARRIERS
189 ENGLISH FOXHOUNDS