Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Princess Isabella's Increasing Popularity!


Princess Isabella, The English Bulldog, or simply "Belle" to family and friends, is proud to be part of an increasingly popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club:


NATIONAL RANKING
BREED                                        2008       2007        2003      1998
Retrievers (Labrador)                      1           1             1           1
Yorkshire Terriers                           2            2            6           9
German Shepherd Dogs                    3           3            4            3
Retrievers (Golden)                         4           4            2            2
Beagles                                           5           5            3            6
Boxers                                            6           6             7         12
Dachshunds                                     7            7            5           5
Bulldogs                                          8          10          16          23
Poodles                                           9           8            8            7
Shih Tzu                                        10           9            9           11

SAN FRANCISCO’S TOP DOGS 2008
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. Bulldog
4. Golden Retriever
5. French Bulldog
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
7. Poodle
8. German Shepherd Dog
9. (TIE) Maltese
9. (TIE) Rottweilers

"San Franciscans seem to be moving their preferences from petite pooches to larger breeds," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The city by the bay added the German Shepherd and Rottweiler to its Top Ten while smaller breeds, such as the Pug and Dachshund, dropped in popularity."
[Jay adds: There is also a visible increase in the not-yet-recognized poodle variations, i.e. labradoodles, cockapoos, etc.]


And from Belle's hometown:
ATLANTA’S TOP DOGS 2008
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. Boxer
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Yorkshire Terrier
6. Dachshund
7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
8. Shih Tzu
9. Doberman Pinscher
10. Bulldog

"The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel which saw increase popularity in 2007 moving from seventh to fourth most popular breed, took a small down turn returning to seventh most popular breed in Atlanta for 2008," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Bulldog, a national favorite, edged its way into Atlanta’s Top 10, moving from eleventh place."

* Registration data pulled from zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

Maxxxxx says
re The AKC: "Time for shower." [he couldn't care less]

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