Utah tends to align with most of the nation when it comes to its most popular dog breed.
The American Kennel Club, which keeps track of dog registries and rankings, just released the country’s most popular dog breeds. The Labrador retriever led the nation, ahead of the German shepherd.
In Utah, these trends held up. Labrador retrievers were most popular in the Beehive State, followed closely by German shepherds and golden retrievers, according to Time magazine.
“The Labrador retriever has a strong hold on the top spot, and doesn’t show signs of giving it up anytime soon,” Gina vice president of the club, said in a statement. “The Lab is such a versatile dog that it’s no wonder it makes a great companion for a variety of lifestyles. Keep your eye on the Rottweiler, though. It’s been quietly winning hearts over the past decade.”
Some more interesting findings nationwide:
- Rottweiler has risen nine spots in the last 10 years, the club reported. It was the eighth-most popular, which is its highest ranking since claiming the No. 2 spot in 1997.
- The Russell terrier jumped 14 spots from 104th to 90th.
- For most states, Labrador retrievers and German shepherds were most popular. But beagles led in Kentucky, according to Time.