Are you looking for a four legged friend to be your roommate in your apartment in Raleigh, NC? Being both a dog and pet friendly apartment community, we thought you would like to know who is top dog in Raleigh. The lab, again.
Nationally, Labrador Retriever also remains America's most popular breed while the Beagle and Rottweiler (not allowed at Auston Grove) make strong gains.
Once again, the Labrador Retriever is the top dog in Raleigh according to the American Kennel Club's 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S.
"The Maltese entered Raleigh's top 10 by jumping 12 spots to tie the Shih Tzu for ninth place," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This fearless breed ranks 23rd nationally, but is feeling the love in Raleigh."
Notable trends in Raleigh's top breeds:
- The highly intelligent Poodle leapt three places last year to become Raleigh's fifth most popular breed.
- Top 10 tumbles locally include the portable Yorkshire Terrier (falling one place to sixth) and the protective Boxer (falling one place to tie for seventh).
The AKC also announced its nationwide rankings today. The Beagle overtook the beloved Yorkshire Terrier to become the third most popular dog breed, while the Golden Retriever advanced from the fifth to the fourth. But fans of the Labrador Retriever need not fear: the beloved Lab remained the champ – a spot it has now held for 21 consecutive years – thanks to its well-earned reputation for playfulness and loyalty, and its use as a police and search-and-rescue dog.
The Sacramento Bee