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Bulldogs leap to top of L.A. popularity list, study says


The bulldog is king in Los Angeles, according to a study by the American Kennel Assn. The study was based on government dog registrations by breed, the group said.

"Angelenos pride themselves on their uniqueness and originality, and they lived up to that by making L.A. the only city to have the bulldog rank as most popular dog," association spokeswoman Lisa Peterson said in a news release. "Despite the top four dogs being large breeds, a number of smaller pooches fill out the Top 10, including the Yorkie, Maltese, French bulldog and poodle, perhaps due to their prevalence as companions to the stars."

By the numbers:

Los Angeles’ most popular breeds, 2009

1. Bulldog

2. Labrador retriever

3. Golden retriever

4. German shepherd 

5. Yorkshire terrier

Long Beach’s most popular breeds, 2009

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd

3. Bulldog

4. French bulldog

5. Yorkshire terrier

Photo credit: Los Angeles Times

Comments () | Archives (5)

Angelenos are unique and individual but the same somewhat unusual breed is the most popular dog? Once again we have proof that non-conformists are the biggest conformists out there.

breeders KILL shelter dogs' chances...nothing unique or original about that sad fact

Soooo, I guess in a year the headlines will be about the all the bulldogs in the dog pounds.

American Kennel Assn?
What the heck is that?

You're using as your source a registry that promotes mixed breeds, puppy mills and puppy stores. Essentially, you're article is legitimizing and giving platform to wantonly irresponsible dog breeding.

Not what I would consider responsible journalism, but I suppose the chance to put a puppy in a story is worth something right?

Sad to see this fluff so soon on the heels of the story the Times did on the glut of Chihuahuas in area shelters.


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