>> While America appears in the midst of upheaval, at least one thing remains the same.>> America's most popular breed for 26 years in a row is the Labrador Retriever.>> The often clumsy Labrador Retriever, once again, named the country's most sought after canine house pet Tuesday. The black, yellow, or chocolate breed blowing past its arguably smarter, shaggier relative, the Golden Retriever, coming in at number three.
And the seemingly fearless German Shepherd at number two. AKC Vice President, Gina DiNardo, throwing all those lab owners a bone with her exuberant praise.>> They are a versatile breed. They're easy to train. They get along well with other dogs. They're super athletic and because they're smart, they're easy to train.
And those are the kind of qualities that make great family pets.>> Still, others are nipping at its heels. The English Bulldog avoiding Brexit by cozying up to American pet owners with its number four slot. Beagles and French Bulldogs are right behind with frou-frou Poodles and ruffin Rottweilers each jumping one spot higher than they were in last year's lineup.
Yorkshire Terriers and Boxers rounding out the number nine and number ten spots.