The Labrador Retriever has been voted the nation’s favorite dog breed for the past 29 years. The stunning breed has held the top spot on the American Kennel Club register list for almost three decades, a very astounding feat. It’s hardly surprising that the Labrador Retriever wins every year, despite the fact that no other breed has ever held the top spot for as long.
The Labrador retriever is a very versatile breed that makes wonderful family dogs and can be trained for dock diving, obedience, tracking, showing, and hunting. The American Kennel Club was informed by seasoned breeder Erin Hemlon-Hall that “this is a breed that can do it all and needs to be with its humans.”
The other top ten breeds on the registry list, listed in descending order, are the German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Fench Bulldog, Bulldog, Poodle, Beagle, Rottweiler, German Shorthaired Pointer, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The top three breeds have all been longtime favorites of dog lovers; their popularity is unsurprising given that each of them is adaptable and, most importantly, loving and devoted to their owners.
The Labrador Retriever was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1917 and is renowned for its calm, kind, and amiable nature. They are also boisterous, active dogs who are constantly eager for play or exercise.
They are excellent for hunting because they are also highly intelligent and trainable. Additionally, they were designed to have a “soft mouth,” which enables them to safely collect downed birds.
Many people with disabilities today benefit from the aid of a committed and loving Labrador Retriever due to their gentle disposition, obedience, and learning potential. We’re certain that these devoted and helpful puppies will remain at the top of the list the following year.