The American Kennel Club made its yearly announcement of the ten most popular dogs in the US, and the pug, once again, did not make an appearance. The Lab, for the 20th straight year, maintained its position as top dog. The Beagle leapfrogged over the Golden Retriever to take the number 4 spot, and the Bulldog came in at 6, enjoying its highest ranking in 100 years. Bravo, Bulldog!
Over in the UK, however, the pug made headlines when the breed nudged in at number 9 on the Brit’s Kennel Club’s list. Even there, though, a mere 5,726 pugs were registered. Compare that to how many people registered the number one dog–like here, the Lab–a jaw-dropping 44,099.