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What is the most popular dog breed in the United States?

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It is the first time that the French bulldog climbs to the top of the popularity ranking which is carried out every year american kennel club (AKC), a dog advocacy organization purebred founded in 1884.

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The winners list for 2022presented in a press release, puts the french bulldog ahead of the labrador retrieverjust the opposite of the previous year.

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In 10 years, the number of these registered specimens grew 1,000%.

French bulldogs, the boom animal

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Like their English cousins ​​and pugs, they have a short snoutwhich can cause breathing problems and other health complications.

For its part, the Dutch agriculture minister said in January that it would seek to ban the ownership of animals that “suffer because of their appearance.”

The Netherlands banned the breeding of pets that are affected by their appearance in 2014, but some animals are still illegally traded or bought abroad.

This breed also made headlines in 2021, when The pop star Lady Gaga had her two pets of this breed stolen while a dog walker took them for a walk.

The three thieves were caught and jailed and the dogs returned to their owner.

Ranking of the most popular dogs in the US

The listing, established each year by the AKC, is based on the number of dogs registered for each breed of dog.

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Labrador retriever, which had been at the top for 31 years

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Photo: Calquin Kennel

golden retriever

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German shepherd

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Rising from fourteenth place in 2012 to first ten years later, “The French bulldog has seen its popularity grow over the years, and for good reason: they are playful, versatile, loyal and sociable”estimated Gina DiNardo, president of the organization.

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