Check out these noteworthy facts and trends from the American Kennel Club.
Check out these noteworthy facts and trends from the American Kennel Club:
* The beagle is the only breed that has consistently been included in the Top 10 list since 1915. It reigned as the most popular breed from 1954 to 1959.
* Poodles enjoyed a long reign as the most popular dog for 23 years (1960-1982), the longest any breed has held that position.
* Detroit, Knoxville, Miami, Honolulu and Orlando are the only cities that do not have the Labrador retriever in the 2007 top spot. Detroit and Miami favor the German shephard, Orlando puts the Yorkie in the top spot, Honolulu the golden retriever and Knoxville the boxer.
* Despite having one of the world's most beloved and renowned bulldogs as the mascot for its state college sports team -- University of Georgia's "Uga," -- Atlanta is one of the few cities in the nation that did not include the bulldog in its Top 10 list in 2007.
Source: American Kennel Club