It's a Dog Eat Dog World

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 16, 2008 11:03PM

2008_1_16.bulldog.jpgAnd we're wearing Milkbone underwear. (Maybe our favorite Normism ever. Er, anyway....)

The American Kennel Club released its list of the 10 most popular dog breeds in America today, and to the shock of no one, Labrador Retriever held the top spot for the 17th year in a row. This year's big news (well... "big news") is that the bulldog is now nationally the top ten. And what of local dogs, you ask. What indeed.


AMERICA
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Poodle
9. Shih Tzu
10. Bulldog

CHICAGO
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Boxer
5. Golden Retriever
6. Rottweiler
7. Doberman Pinscher
8. Bulldog
9. Pug
10. Vizsla

Bulldogs actually decreased in popularity locally, dropping from 6th to 8th this year, and we're one of the only cities in the nation without a hound in the top 10. But our love of Vizslas is on the rise, with the Hungarian breed jumping from 16 to 10. [AKC local, AKC national, more press conference photos, Vizsla love Flickr pool.]