Labrador retriever top Minneapolis dog in 2008

The American Kennel Club announced the top dogs of 2008 according to their registration figures. AKC lists the national as well as those for major cities. The labrador retriever topped both the Minneapolis and national lists.

Some of the other dogs on the Minneapolis list might surprise you.

Here is the Minneapolis list: 
1. Labrador Retriever 
2. Golden Retriever 
3. Boxer 
4. German Shepherd Dog 
5. English Springer Spaniel 
6. Yorkshire Terrier 
7. Poodle 
8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 
9. Rottweiler 
10. Brittany 

AKC response on Minneapolis list:
"While Minneapolis-St. Paul keeps the nation's two most popular Sporting dogs in the top positions, it also added the Brittany and English Springer Spaniel - which are an unusual pair to see on any urban city's Top 10 list," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Plus, with the Rottweiler and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel also quite popular, there is no room for national favorites like the Beagle, Dachshund, Bulldog or Shih Tzu."
Here is the national list: 
1. Labrador Retriever 
2. Yorkshire Terrier 
3. German Shepherd Dog 
4. Golden Retriever 
5. Beagle 
6. Boxer 
7. Dachshund 
8. Bulldog 
9. Poodle 
10. Shih Tzu