German Shepherds ranked 'Top Dog' in Detroit

American Kennel Club announces top dog breeds

Published On: Jan 30 2013 05:12:08 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2013 04:25:20 PM EST
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DETROIT -

The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced the top dog breeds in the nation.

What breeds made top dog in Detroit?

According to the list based on 2012 registration statistics, German Shepherds ranked as the most popular pooch with Detroiters.

Rounding out the second and third spots were Rottweilers and Labrador Retrievers.

The large breeds took the three top spots over Yorkshire Terriers, who ranked fourth on the list in Detroit.

Nationally the Labrador Retriever held the top spot for two years in a row, followed by German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers.

Compared to last year's ranking, the bulky Bulldog muscled its way into the title of fifth most popular dog in the U.S, edging out the Yorkshire Terrier.

The Golden Retriever also overtook the Beagle for third place, and Rottweilers advanced one spot on the national list.

2012 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.2011 Ranking
1. Labrador Retriever1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever3. Beagle
4. Beagle4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog5. Yorkshire Terrier
6. Yorkshire Terrier6. Bulldog
7. Boxer7. Boxer
8. Poodle8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler9. Dachshund
10. Dachshund10. Rottweiler