Those Favorite Breeds Of Dog....What's Your Favorite Breed?
Not alone....he even left his bone!
Took my walk today,
and not all alone was I.
My dog came along.
Sometimes by the fireside; best times outdoors.
The popularity of various dog breeds in America....
According to the American Kennel Club there are 178 different breeds of dogs listed as breeds that were popular in 2014.
Whether the 2015 list will show more than that is not yet known, but the chances are excellent that your favorite breed of dog will be on their list (though many folks would admit that their own beloved dog is a mongrel and wouldn't be listed.)
Have some fun with the following list and see how you would rank the popularity of some of the favorites. Don't be too disappointed, if your mongrel or favorite breed is not listed. This is a list the author composed of breeds that were his favorites and others he had heard of.
To have even more fun, STOP HERE and Print the author's list which follows, and rank his choices by how popular you believe each of the listed breeds might be. There are only 31 breeds on his list.
See if you can choose the ten most popular breeds, and then look at the list of his 31 breeds of dogs which follows and shows how they ranked in popularity in America in 2014.
Did he miss one of the top ten?
Of the breeds he listed, the dog breeds ranked from the most popular breed, to the 148th most popular on the American Kennel Club's 2014 listing out of the 178 breeds of dogs that were popular in the United States in 2014.
To see the American Kennel Club's entire list and their rankings of popularity in 2014 go to the following link: http://www.akc.org/news/the-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-america/ .
Here is the author's initial list: (Remember to cover the list after this one, until you have had a chance to guess on the top 10 most popular breeds of 2014.)
Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier)
Pointer (German Shorthaired)
And, here is that same list showing the popularity of those breeds:
82 Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier)
13 Siberian Husky
9 French Bulldog
148 Plott Hound
41 Basset Hound
14 Doberman Pincer
15 Great Dane
50 St. Bernard
16 Schnauzer (Miniature)
6 Yorkshire Terrier
3 Golden Retriever
12 Pointer (Ger.Shorthaired)
17 Shih Tzu
19 CKC Spaniel
23 Boston Terrier
30 Cocker Spaniel
Remember that you will be able to see the 2015 listing, probably in February 2016. Both American Kennel Club lists have available photos of each breed.
Hopefully you enjoyed this article and can continue to enjoy it as you review this information and the access to further information which it provides.
© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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