Thursday, January 17, 2008

The 13 Most Popular Dogs

My husband Doug with our toy poodle, Brandy

2007 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club:

1. Labrador Retriever

2. Yorkshire Terrier

3. German Shepherd Dog

4. Golden Retriever

5. Beagle

6. Boxer

7. Dachshund

8. Poodle

9. Shih Tzu

10. Bulldog

Plus three that are gaining in popularity:

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

2. French Bulldog

3. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Gellianne said...

Thanks for sharing this info about dogs.I had an experience taking care of a Labrador.

mica said...

I would like to have a poodle.
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Ashley said...

All the dogs I ever had were Golden Retrievers or Golden Retriever-mix. The best two were Jake and Big Boy. I really loved those dogs...

There's a patient in rehab at Baylor's fitness center where I work out who has a beautiful Golden Retriever assistance dog. It wears a blue vest that proclaims its "job" and has this notice on it: "Ask to pet me. I'm friendly!" It's wonderful to watch the relationship between that dog and his man.

I tend to like large dogs with lots of hair. I'm also fond of Irish Setters and Afghans.

But big dogs with short hair are nice, too. I would love to have a Greyhound one day. I know my husband would love to have a Weimeraner again.

Fun topic!

Lazy Daisy said...

Interesting sister is really into Cavaliers.

My Busy Life said...

The only one of the list that we would want is the French Bulldog. I am up too.

Lyric said...

I have two #7's and LOVE 'em to death!

Melanie said...

1,2,4, and 5...I would LOVE to have a dog! We cannot do it right now..but soon!! Need a good children's type do..a golden retriever would be awesome!! Great list..Thanks for visiting my TT!

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Randy Spradlin said...


Good list. You may not remember this but when I was in Illinois at the station with you, I owned a poodle/terrier mix. I remember the day I had to take her to the vet for the final time. I came to the station and Ron took me into his office and consoled me. What a sad day. Still miss that little dog.

If I had a dog now and had the time, I would pick a Golden Retriever. They are extremely loyal and good-natured.

Your toy poodle is adorable. Plus, your hubby looks happy to have the dog! Grin!

Be well,


Cindy Swanson said...

Randy, I remember when you had to let Teeny go. That was a sad day.

pussreboots said...

My in laws have a bouvier de flanders. They're a nice breed of dog but huge. Happy TT.

Kay Day said...

I spend a lot of time at a dog park and I'd ay this list is well represented. I've also seen a few Great Danes and Greyhounds.

I have an Australian Cattle Dog. Or Red Healer.
She's a wonderful dog, but not good with children, as Monday through Sunday can attest. :(

Betty said...

What a darling toy poodle. I am partial to toy poodles as I used to have one. She was white and her name was Gidget. She lived to be about 14 years old.

Enjoyed your post today.

Randy Spradlin said...


You remembered! Yes, Teeny was a bright spot for many years. Ron was so compassionate when he called me into his office and wept with me! For he had to say goodbye to a canine friend himself a few years beforehand. However, Don G (we remember him) just shrugged, "I've put a lot of dogs down" and walked off! I was shocked at his indifference. Sad.

One lady told me recently that they can tell what a person is like by the way they treat children and animals. She has a point.

Thanks again for a wonderful Thursday Thirteen.


Greatfullivin said...

Hi Cindy,
I have owned many dogs over the years but alas,I am dogless at present. My favorite is a Bassett Hound but I see they did not make the AKC cut. You have a very cute poodle! Have a grand TT.

Dane Bramage said...

I am not a dog person, or cat person. I'm barely a person person :-) Thanks for stopping by T13 this week.

Chelle Y. said...

During my lifetime, I have had a poodle, boxer, and King Charles Spainel. Now, I have a Queensland Heeler.

My sister has the shih Tzu.

Jan Parrish said...

Wow, my favorites are the top 2. I didn't know I was so typical. :)

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