The American Kennel Club has released its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in Miami, and the top two breeds couldn't be more different. Alright, alright. Maybe they're not as different as, say, a tea cup poodle and a bull mastiff, but its pretty damn close. And compared the nationwide list of favorite breeds, Miami definitely has its own trademark canine tastes.
The German Shepard continues its reign as Miami's most registered pure-breed dog. Apparently, Miamians like those big, strong, slightly-terrifying dogs, as Rottweilers came in at number three.
Sandwiched in between those two are those fluffy little yapsters known as Yorkshire Terriers.
Here's the top five:
Miami's Most Popular Breeds 2010
1. German Shepherd Dog
2. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Labrador Retriever
5. French Bulldog
The list looks somewhat different than the national rankings:
Most Popular Breeds Nationwide 2010
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
5. Golden Retriever
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Apparently, Miami doesn't have as much love for Retrievers, though apparently we are into the latest hot dog trend: the French Bulldog.
"The Frenchie has been steadily climbing up the list of AKC's most popular breeds, jumping 50 spots (from 71st to 21st) over the past decade nationally, Miami is clearly ahead of the rest of the U.S., making the French Bulldog the fifth most popular in the city," said an AKC spokeswoman in a release.