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Top Dog Breeds by City in 2008

By: Courtesy of the American Kennel Club

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Salt Lake City's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Shih Tzu
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Golden Retriever
6. Miniature Schnauzer
7. Dachshund
8. Poodle
9. Boxer
10. Boston Terrier

Registration data pulled from Salt Lake City zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
Dachshund and poodle tied for # 7
"The citizens of Salt Lake City favor their small companion dogs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Shih Tzu, Yorkie, Miniature Schnauzer, Dachshund and Boston Terrier are all easy travelers, a great fit for families and singles alike."

San Antonio's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Bulldog
5. Miniature Schnauzer
6. Golden Retriever
7. Boxer
8. Dachshund
9. Poodle
10. Chihuahua

Registration data pulled from San Antonio zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Larger breeds like the Golden Retriever and the Boxer as well as the nationally popular Bulldog all leapt two spots to land at sixth, seventh, and fourth place respectively on San Antonio's Top 10 list," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Once again the nationally ranked Shih Tzu failed to make the local Top 10 while the Miniature Schnauzer remained at fifth place, far above its national ranking at eleventh place. However, the twelfth-ranked Chihuahua remained a local favorite at tenth place for the second consecutive year."

San Diego's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Bulldog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
5. Dachshund
6. Miniature Pinscher
7. German Shepherd Dog
8. Poodle**
9. Shih Tzu
10. French Bulldog

Registration data pulled from San Diego zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
German Shepherd and Poodle tied for #7
"San Diego appears to mirror the rest of the country when it comes to its favorite dogs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "But, we are happy to see the Miniature Pinscher and French Bulldog make an appearance on the Top 10 in Southern California's largest coastal city."

San Francisco's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. Bulldog
4. Golden Retriever
5. French Bulldog
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
7. Poodle
8. German Shepherd Dog
9. Maltese
10. Rottweilers

Registration data pulled from San Francisco zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
Maltese and Rottweilers tied for #9
"San Franciscans seem to be moving their preferences from petite pooches to larger breeds," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The city by the bay added the German Shepherd and Rottweiler to its Top Ten while smaller breeds, such as the Pug and Dachshund, dropped in popularity."

San Jose's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. Golden Retriever
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Boxer
6. Bulldog
7. Chihuahua
8. Maltese
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

Registration data pulled from San Jose zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Despite the fact that perennial favorites such as the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever still stand firm in San Jose, it's clear that residents love their petite pooches," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "At least half of their Top 10 breeds are small. The Poodle, which includes the Toy variety, also entered the Top 10 this year to land in ninth place."

Seattle's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Poodle
5. Pug
6. Dachshund
7. Bulldog
8. Pomeranian
9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
10. Yorkshire Terrier

Registration data pulled from Seattle zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
Pomeranian and Bulldog tied for #7
Cavalier and Yorkshire terrier tied for #9
"Seattle residents favor the portable, apartment-friendly breeds such as the Pomeranian, Pug, and Dachshund," AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson said. "However, the German Shepherd made the largest leap on the Emerald City's Top 10 list, rising seven spots to third place."

St. Louis' Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Boxer
4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog
6. Poodle
7. Shih Tzu
8. Yorkshire Terrier
9. Rottweiler
10. Great Dane

Registration data pulled from St. Louis zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"St. Louis is the only major city to have the Great Dane in its Top 10," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This gentle giant breed ranks twenty-second nationally. And, other than the Rottweiler, the rest of St. Louis' list is pretty consistent with the rest of the nation."

Tampa's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Dachshund
5. Boxer
6. Bulldog
7. Golden Retriever
8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler
10. Chihuahua/Pug

Registration data pulled from Tampa zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Tampa has made room on its list for the Chihuahua and Pug -- tied for tenth place," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "While very popular nationally these two Toy breeds, along with the Rottweiler, have displaced the Beagle and Shih Tzu in comparison to the national Top 10."

Tucson's Top Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Golden Retriever
4. Yorkshire Terrier
5. Dachshund
6. Shih Tzu
7. Bulldog
8. Boxer
9. Poodle
10. Chihuahua

Registration data pulled from Tucson zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Tucson is pretty consistent with the rest of the country in terms of their love for versatile Sporting dogs such as Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "However, residents proved that Tucson does have its own preferences by including the Chihuahua on their local Top 10 list and relegating the fifth most popular breed nationally, the beagle, to fourteenth place locally."

Washington, DC
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
5. Poodle
6. Pug
7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
8. Boxer
9. Bulldog
10. Shih Tzu/ Cocker Spaniel

Registration data pulled from Washington, D.C. zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
Yorkshire tied with #2
Bulldog tied with #8
"While Obama focuses on the Portuguese Water Dog as potential "first dog" Washingtonians are casting their votes for the more traditional Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Residents of the nation's capital also saw a rise in a popular Sporting dog, the Cocker Spaniel. This family-friendly breed makes a great pet for active families – in fact, it was ranked number one nationwide for 25 years."



Data from akc.org – at http://www.akc.org/reg/topdogsbycity.cfm


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