Labrador Retriever named top dog in Honolulu

Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This year the Labrador Retriever took Honolulu's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2012 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

"Honolulu gave a welcoming Aloha to large breeds in 2012," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Labrador Retriever was the most popular breed and the Golden Retriever made a big jump from twelfth to second. The smaller breeds such as the Chihuahua, Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier dropped down on the list."

Honolulu's Most Popular Breeds 2012 

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

Honolulu's Most Popular Breeds 2011 

1. Chihuahuas
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Shetland Sheepdog
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Pomeranians/ Yorkshire Terriers**

* Registration data pulled from Honolulu zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service
**Tied for 5th (2011)

Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2012

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

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