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Top Dog Breeds by City in 2009

By: Courtesy of the American Kennel Club

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Fort Worth's Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Bulldog
5. Boxer

* Registration data pulled from Fort Worth zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Fort Worth dog owners continue to remain dedicated to their perennial favorites," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Their choice of top breeds also mimics national trends with the Lab, German Shepherd and Yorkie all in the top three."

Honolulu's Top Dogs

1. German Shepherd Dog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Chihuahua
4. Pomeranian
5. Dachshund/Golden Retriever
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* Registration data pulled from Honolulu zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service** Tied for #1 (2009)Tied for #5 (2009)
"The German Shepherd continued its rise in popularity to tie the beloved Lab for Honolulu's top spot this year," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This culminates the German Shepherd's steady rise – from sixth in 2007 and second in 2008 up the charts. Other breeds that stood out from the rest of the nation include the Maltese, ranked twenty-first nationally, is Honolulu's eighth most popular breed this year and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ranked twenty-fifth nationally, is the tenth most popular breed in Honolulu."

Houston's Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Bulldog
5. Boxer

* Registration data pulled from Houston zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Houston's top dogs mimic the national trends for the most part," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "However, the Beagle, the fifth most popular breed in the nation, only ranks 17th among Houston dog owners."

Indianapolis Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Boxer
5. Golden Retriever

* Registration data pulled from Indianapolis zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"Just like the "Colts" on their way to the Super Bowl, the Boxer rushed from seventh place to become the fourth most popular breed in Indianapolis," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Bulldog disappeared from the city's top five in 2009 despite its increase in popularity in the nation."

Jacksonville's Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. Bulldog
4. Poodle
5. German Shepherd Dog

* Registration data pulled from Jacksonville's zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"The German Shepherd Dog bucked the national trend and slipped 2 places locally to fifth," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Bulldog in keeping with its national ascent jumped from sixth place to third in Jacksonville. Also, making that three-slot leap was the Poodle from seventh to fourth place."

Kansas City's Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog **
3. Boxer
4. Bulldog
5. Yorkshire Terrier

* Registration data pulled from Kansas City's zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service** Tied for 1st in 2009..
"While the Lab stayed top dog in Kansas City in 2009 the German Shepherd also leapt to the position to make it a tie for 2009. the remaining top breeds all splashed around for a new position in the city known for having more fountains than any other city in the world except Rome, Italy," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson.

Las Vegas Top Dogs

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Bulldog
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Shih Tzu
5. Golden Retriever

* Registration data pulled from Las Vegas' zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
"In the "Entertainment Capital of the World" it appears the Labrador Retriever maintains top billing," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Bulldog and German Shepherd Dog continue as opening acts at second and third respectively, but it looks like the Shih Tzu and Golden Retriever have captured headlines in 2009 by breaking into the Top 5."

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