AKC’s Most Popular Dog Breeds

For the 27th year in a row, the most popular dog breed in America is once again the Labrador Retriever according to the American Kennel Club. German Shepherd Dogs still remain in second place and Golden Retrievers hang on to third place like previous years. The French Bulldog continues to increase in popularity - up two spots since the last rankings and seven rungs since 2013. Meanwhile, the German Shorthaired Pointer made its first appearance in the top … [Read more...]

Dog Breeds, Then and Now

Recently I came across a photo of a champion Chihuahua from the late sixties. I was surprised at how different the dog looked compared to champion Chihuahuas today. The breed has certainly changed and evolved over the years. The Chihuahua was first recognized by the AKC in 1904. The first champion, “Beppie” was registered in 1908. The first registered Chihuahuas were long coats. The two coat varieties were recognized in 1952. Chihuahuas of … [Read more...]