Wednesday, 12 February 2014

AKC and Pets Best Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2013

Top dog: AKC most popular dog breed of 2013 has held its title for 23 years

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) released its annual list of top dog breeds and the results are the exact same as 2012. The top dog once again is the Labrador Retriever- holding its title for 23 years. Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best) - a leading pet insurance agency in the United States- also released a list of top dog and cat breeds of 2013. The results differ slightly from the AKC but their database includes mixed breeds and Pit Bulls.

The Labrador Retriever may have the number one spot but these other repeat offenders are beloved as well. These are the AKC top 10 dog breeds of 2013. PLUS at the bottom of the page view the Pets Best list of top dogs and top cats of 2013.
 


2. German Shepherd
 
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3. Golden Retriever
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4. Beagle
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5. Bulldog
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6. Yorkshire Terrier
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7. Boxer
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8. Poodle
 
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9. Rottweiler
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10. Dachshund
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The Pets Best top 10 dog breeds of 2013:
 
1.    Mixed breed

2.    Labrador retriever

3.    Yorkshire terrier

4.    Golden retriever

5.    Chihuahua

6.    Shih Tzu

7.    Pit bull

8.    Dachshund

9.    German shepherd

10.    Maltese and English bulldog (tie)


The Pets Best top 10 cat breeds of 2013:

1.    Domestic shorthair

2.    Mixed breed

3.    American shorthair

4.    Domestic longhair

5.    Domestic medium hair

6.    Siamese

7.    Maine coon

8.    Ragdoll

9.    Bengal

10.    Persian

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