Popularity contests might seem catty, but we humans will do just about anything to promote our pooches. For the 29th year in a row, the has emerged victorious as America’s number one breed, according to a released by the (AKC) on May 1.
other sought-after canines include , , and , which nabbed spots two through five, respectively—a ranking identical to last year’s. but as the akc notes in a , some preferences have shifted: 2019 marks the first year in which the broke the top ten, scooting just ahead of the dachshund. (the move also unseated the former tenth place honoree, the yorkshire terrier, which now finds itself lurking at number 12.) in last place was the , a stout, medium-sized dog bred for hunting.
the results were tallied based on the 1.4 million puppies registered by the akc in 2019. since the organization only recognizes 193 “official” purebred dogs, mixed-breed pets—including (a labrador crossed with a poodle), (a yorkshire terrier-poodle mix), (the product of a beagle-pug union) and other cutesy portmanteaued pups—failed to make the cut. crucially, these canines represent in the united states, reports alicia lee for .
The Labrador retriever’s commanding, unwavering lead at the front of the purebred pack isn’t that surprising, Brandi Hunter, the AKC’s vice president of public relations and communications, tells CNN.
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件“labs are an all-around dog,” she says. “they’re great for families that have kids, but also if you have a really active lifestyle and like to hike.”
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件smart, athletic and friendly, these popular pups first appeared in the country’s top ten list in the 1970s. they’ve stayed there ever since, according to the akc. if the breed’s popularity holds through the rest of 2020, labs will be able to claim a three-decade streak in the number one slot.
“this is a do-everything breed that needs to be with its humans,” erin henlon-hall, a labrador retriever breeder from villa ridge, missouri, says in the akc statement. “it personifies the definition of versatility—hunting, showing, family, dock diving, tracking, obedience. it’s as american as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.”
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件still, the human-labrador retriever bond certainly isn’t united-states specific: one of vladimir putin’s most famous companions was , a black lab who spent 15 years at the russian leader’s side, attending staff meetings and greeting visiting diplomats.
The corgi’s newfound edge, on the other paw, is perhaps less intuitive. A relatively obscure breed throughout the 20th century, the waddly, tailless, fox-eared breed’s new fame as a social media star has likely driven its success, Hunter tells CNN.
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件molly, aka the thing of evil, tries to convince me she is a thing of good. i am not persuaded.— Stephen King (@StephenKing)
Among the internet’s most recognizable corgis are the beloved pets of England’s Elizabeth II, who fell in love with the canines at a young age, around the time her father, George VI, brought home a dog named Dookie in 1933, according to ’ Suzanne Raga. The monarch’s passion for the pups was highlighted in the television series “The Crown,” winning the breed even more prime time exposure.
non-royals, too, have championed their corgis with the help of the world wide web. some of the squat canines, like , have their own instagrams, updating followers regularly with shots of their slobbery smiles. others simply make regular appearances on their humans’ social media accounts: stephen king’s dog, , for instance, features prominently on the author’s twitter feed. corgis even have close ties with amazon, which once claimed a dog named as its original mascot, honoring the beloved pooch of its former editor-in-chief and principal engineer. (the breed is also a surprisingly good .)
Of course, the hype around corgis isn’t just online, Hunter tells CNN.
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件“they are a lot of dog in a little package,” she says. “they’re very adaptable, very smart and people tend to really fall in love with them.”
幸运飞艇的app在哪里下载软件after all, with that face, how could you not?