For First Time In 30 Years, The U.S. Has New Favorite Dog [Sorry Labs]

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Breaking Dog News! For the first time in 30 years, the Labrador Retriever is NOT America's #1 dog.

The French Bulldog is #1 for the first time, dethroning the Labrador Retriever, which had been #1 for 31 straight years. Before that, it was the Cocker Spaniel. The American Kennel Club has released its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. in 2022, based on registration statistics.

Here's the Top 10:

1. French Bulldogs

2. Labrador Retrievers

3. Golden Retrievers

4. German Shepherd Dogs

5. Poodles

6. Bulldogs

7. Rottweilers

8. Beagles

9. Dachshunds

10. German Shorthaired Pointers

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