Most Popular Ranking Dog Breed in Chicago in 2016

CHICAGO – As of March 21, 2017, the Labrador Retriever ranks as the most popular dog breed for the 26th record-breaking year in a row according to PR Newswire’s article on dog breeds in Chicago. The study was done by the American Kennel Club’s 2016 ranking of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. as well as in major cities.

Following the Labrador Retriever at number one, the French Bulldog, the German Shepherd Dog, the Golden Retriever, and the Rottweiler fall behind respectively for 2016’s most popular dog breeds in Chicago: “The Labrador Retriever may hold the top spot for now, but the French Bulldog is quickly rising up the ranks,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo.

Chicago’s Most Popular Dog Breeds in 2016:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. French Bulldog
  3. German Shepherd Dog
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Rottweiler


Having a Yellow Labrador Retriever mixed with a Golden Retriever, as pictured above, I know first hand how amazingly loving and people friendly these dogs are. It’s no wonder they are listed as number one in Chicago and in the U.S. The image above is of my dog Rosie. She will be ten years old next month, but still acts like a puppy. Rosie is incredibly smart, loving, and family-friendly. She has been one of the best dogs to grow up with and I feel extremely lucky to have had her as my first dog.



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