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

January 27, 2010 |  4:30 pm


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