4

What Are Miami's Most Popular Dog Breeds? Think Big and Bad

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

The Labrador retriever reigns supreme as America's favorite dog breed and is the most popular dog in most U.S. cities. Not here in Miami, however. Even though pit bulls are officially banned in the county, Miamians prefer big, strong, and occasionally frightening dogs. So it's no surprise that according to the latest data from the American Kennel Club, the German shepherd reigns supreme in the 305.

Here are the top dog breeds in Miami according to the AKC:

Miami's Most Popular Breeds 2011*

1. German shepherd

2. Yorkshire terrier

3. Rottweiler

4. Labrador retriever

5. French bulldog

6. Doberman pinscher

7. Bulldog

8. Boxer

9. Golden retriever

10. Maltese

Unsurprisingly, Miamians seem to have a strong preference for the kind of dogs you wouldn't want fuck with: German shepherds, rottweilers, pinschers and boxers. Even the more gentle dogs here are big and sturdy, including the lab, bulldog and golden retriever.

Of course, Miami is home to its fair share of housewives as well, so its no surprise that a few cute lil' lap dogs like the Yorkie, French bulldog and Maltese actually make the list.

Whatever the case, Miami seems to have its own distinct taste in pups. Four of the breeds that make America's overall top ten fail to register in Miami:

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd

3. Beagle

4. Golden retriever

5. Yorkshire terrier

6. Bulldog

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Dachshund

10. Rottweiler

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.