Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dog Breeds

Popular dogs. You know, the ones that hang out together at lunch, wear the right clothes, have perfect hair and go to each others parties.  Here is a list of the most popular dogs in the U. S.  Of course they were only looking at registered breeds, so that leaves mutts and mash-ups (cockapoos, anyone?) out.  I thought I'd try to use the word 'mashup' before it goes completely out of style.  Which I hope will be soon.

Most popular breeds by number of dogs registered:
(1) Labrador retrievers 100,736
(2) Yorkshire terriers 41,914
(3) German shepherds 40,909
(4) Golden retrievers 34,485
(5) Beagles 33,722

My personal favorites are:
Great Pyrenees; Labs; Corgis; Mutts/Mixes of the 'poo' variety; Yorkies.  Ordinarily I'm not a fan of tiny dogs, but the little Yorkies I've met have been happy to see me without the yapping.  And I got to pet a Great Pyrenees at the RenFaire.  Heaven.

Source:  Time for Kids; 4/24/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 24, p3-3, 1/4p, as accessed through Ebscohost

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

18,000 + visitors--way to go!