Labrador Remains U.S. Top Dog—For Now

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Labrador Top Dog for 27 Years in U.S.

Labrador top dog? Yes! The Labrador is top dog for the 27th year running according to The American Kennel Club. Congratulations, Labrador Retrievers. Who doesn’t love those sweet faces and silky coats? The runner-up to Labradors is the German shepherd at No. 2. Making their first appearance in the top 10 (at No. 10) are German shorthaired pointers.

Check out the current rankings:

  1. Labrador retriever
  2. German shepherd
  3. Golden retriever
  4. French bulldog
  5. Bulldog
  6. Beagle
  7. Poodle
  8. Rottweiler
  9. Yorkshire terrier
  10. German shorthaired pointer

French Bulldog on Labrador’s Tail

In the list released Wednesday, the French bulldog jumped into the top four in 2017, bumping the Beagle out of the top-5 for the first time in almost 20 years. “The French bulldog is poised for a takeover,” AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo announced. Ms. DiNardo further commented on the breed’s “adaptability” and “loveable temperament.”

Pets Love Living at The Waterways of Lake Saint Louis

Many features of our apartment community make us the ideal choice for pet owners. Only the Waterways has so many areas of open green spaces for pets to exercise and play. Human and dog residents appreciate the bag caddies and trash bins we provide as a courtesy. Also, our apartments have mud rooms, which are perfect for taking care of muddy paws and feet aprés walk.
Aside from generous grass areas between all the buildings on the Property, pets also love our Nature Trail. The trail begins in front of the clubhouse, continues past two waterfalls, loops around one of the lakes on the property, passes the tennis courts, and then opens up to connected green spaces throughout the Property.
Some breeds aren’t allowed at The Waterways. Check out more information about pet ownership in our Community, plus a list of aggressive breeds we can’t allow. See this list.

Want to know which is the Top Cat Breed in the U.S., and which cats are in the top 25? [Spoiler alert! The Maine Coon is #1.]