Once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC) 2014 rankings of Atlanta's most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds.
(For the 2nd straight year, the labrador retriever was Atlanta's most popular dog. Image courtesy Wikipedia.)Meanwhile, the French Bulldog and its cousin the Bulldog have both moved up two spots in the 2014 rankings to crack the city's top five. The Boxer and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dropped out of Atlanta's top five.
"The Labrador Retriever reigns supreme in Atlanta, but the Frenchie and the Bulldog are clamoring for the top spot," said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. "With their loveable, people-pleasing personalities, it's no wonder these two breeds are gaining popularity both in Atlanta and nationwide."
Atlanta's top five breeds for 2014 are ranked as follows:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. French Bulldog