You know by listening to my show that I AM A DOG PERSON.  Nothing against cats, but dogs are just cool.  They're always glad to see you and they start wagging their tail the moment we come into view.   My favorite breeds are Beagles(they just look like a dog), and Boston Terriers, and Bulldogs(so ugly they are cute!)   Looks like for a 23rd consecutive year one breed is #1 again!!

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Our friends over at the American Kennel Club, say that Americans favor bigger dogs over little ones and the most popular breed this year is the Labrador Retriever. It's followed by the German Shepherd and the Golden Retriever. Here's how the Top 10 stacks up. 

1. Labrador Retriever  

2. German Shepherd

3. Golden Retriever  

4. Beagle

5. Bulldog

6. Yorkshire Terrier

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Rottweiler

10. Dachshund (AKC.org)