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Ay, Chihuahua! What's L.A. most popular dog?

July 31, 2008 |  6:23 pm


There are 59,684 registered Chihuahuas in L.A. County, followed by 58,071 Labradors. This makes the little dogs the county's most popular breed. Well, at least among those who bother to register their dogs.

This bit of trivia comes from "L.A.'s Top Dogs," a new database compiled by The Times. The slightly addictive database lists popular breeds, provides maps showing where certain dogs reside and even lists popular names. Click on "Princess," for example, and you'll discover that's the name of 1,262 Chihuahuas. And to show Angelenos have a sense of humor, it's also the name of 206 Rottweilers.

One click takes you to Carla Hall's report on the dogs of L.A.

Photo credit: Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

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