The most popular US dog breeds in 2014

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Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Kennel Club is releasing its annual rankings of the popularity of different dog breeds.

THE TOP 10 FOR 2014:

1)Labrador retriever

2)German shepherd

3)Golden retriever

4)Bulldog

5)Beagle

6)Yorkshire terrier

7)Poodle

8)Boxer

9)French bulldog

10)Rottweiler

HOW THE LINEUP CHANGED:

The French bulldog entered the top 10 for the first time since the decade of the 1910s (the breed was ranked 11th in 2013). The dachshund dropped out; it was number 10 in 2013.

BREEDS ON THE MOVE:

The Havanese jumped from 52nd in 2004 to 25th last year, while the border collie rose from 60th to 39th. Meanwhile, the wirehaired pointing griffon rose from 112th to 74th, and the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever — which gained AKC recognition only in 2003 — moved from 118th to 96th.