For generations, a man’s best friend has been an integral part of owning a pet. Dogs are one of the most if not the most popular pet to own in the United States.
With roughly 43 million households owning at least one dog (or two). However, with any animal, there isn’t just one type of dog. Some breeds are more popular or if you’re in the high-class world more valued and sought after.
According to NJ.com it seems there is a new king in town. For years, the Labrador Retriever held the title as stated on American Kennel Club‘s website akc.org.
Now, who would have guessed it but the French Bulldog has been crowned as the most popular dog breed in both the United States and New Jersey by the American Kennel Club. To think that just years ago these cute little balls of pure joy wouldn’t even make it in the top ten.
“The French Bulldog has seen a surge in popularity over the years, and for good reason,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo in a press release. “Frenchies are playful, adaptable, loyal and outgoing. They make wonderful companions for a variety of people, but it’s extremely important to do your research to not only find the right breed for your lifestyle, but to ensure that you’re getting a well-bred dog from a responsible breeder.”
1⃣: French Bulldog 🎉#ThisisAKC #AKCMostPopularDogBreeds pic.twitter.com/TeyGEO1pms— American Kennel Club (@akcdoglovers) March 15, 2023
From New Jersey to Los Angeles these little cuties can always be seen having the best of times. This is in part due to the massive increase of registrations of Frenchies. Which according to the American Kennel Club saw a 1000% increase from 2012 to 2021.
The Labrador which held the title for 31 years came in second place this time around. It makes sense considering the description and reasoning given by the 2022 ranking lists from the American Kennel Club.
French Bulldogs are small, loveable, and can be either loud or quiet at times, making them the perfect fit for families or even single owners.
Another win comes from the small size as it makes owning a dog manageable even if you live in a small apartment. Frenchies usually stop at about 12 inches compared to owning a Labrador Retriever that doubles the size at about 21 to 24 inches.
When space is a crucial element of your home the difference seems much larger. Though this isn’t to discourage people. I love my mixed Pitlab even though he can be crazy pretty much at every waking moment. Dogs love you just as much as you love them.
So even if you get a dog, not on the top ten give them all the love and attention they need and deserved.
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