Guess who knocked off Labradors

Wow, I was sitting around watching the He peoples read the news on Yahoo when we saw this story. Frenchies have taken the #1 spot on the AKC list of breeds. I know we are the best but I’m not sure I like the added attention.

Below is an excerpt from the news story and opposed to popular opinion I am very fit. I go for walks, chase kitties, go for more walks, chase my sisters and cousin, go for walks, play in the snow, chase kitties not to mention the zoomies. I even went to see my favorite Veterinarian peoples the other day and they said I was “fit.”

I’m not sure how I feel about being called “droll,” might have to comment on that later.

For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club.

Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll (amusingly odd or whimsically comical) French bulldog became the nation’s most prevalent purebred dog last year, the club announced Wednesday. Frenchies ousted Labrador retrievers from the top spot after a record 31 years.

The AKC’s popularity rankings cover about 200 breeds in the nation’s oldest canine registry. The stats are based on nearly 716,500 puppies and other dogs newly registered last year — about 1 in every 7 of them a Frenchie. Registration is voluntary.

The most rarely owned? English foxhounds.

The rankings don’t count mixed-breeds or, at least for now, Labradoodles, puggles, Morkies, and other popular “designer” hybrids. The AKC’s top 10 were: French bulldogs, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds, poodles, bulldogs, Rottweilers, beagles, dachshunds, and German shorthaired pointers.

Last year, about 108,000 newly registered French bulldogs surpassed Labs by over 21,000.

“These dogs can be very fit, can be very active,” Stefaniak said. “They don’t have to be sedentary dogs that can’t breathe.”

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