And America's Most Popular Dog For The 25th Year Running Is...

Spoiler alert: It's adorable.

The family-friendly Labrador retriever has done it again: It's the most popular purebred dog in the U.S. -- for the astonishing 25th year in a row.

"The versatile, lovable Lab has firmly planted its paw print in AKC's history," American Kennel Club Vice President Gina DiNardo in a press release. The organization tracked how many dogs of each breed were registered in the past year and released the rankings on Monday.

German shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs and beagles filled out the top five, which remains unchanged from the previous year.

However, DiNardo explained that the rankings could be shaken up a bit in coming years.

"Keep your eye on the French Bulldog," she said. "The Frenchie has risen 32 spots over the past decade and shows no signs of stopping."

Here are the 10 most popular dogs in the U.S.:

1
Retrievers (Labrador)
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The AKC describes Labs -- whether black, yellow or chocolate -- as friendly, active and outgoing.
2
German Shepherd Dogs
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These dogs are smart, confident and courageous -- and they're pretty good at guarding stuff, too.
3
Retrievers (Golden)
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Intelligent, friendly and devoted golden retrievers are often used in obedience training, field trials and as guide dogs for the blind.
4
Bulldogs
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This calm, courageous and friendly breed originated in Britain.
5
Beagles
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Used for hunting, the beagles are scent hounds described as merry, friendly and curious.
6
French Bulldogs
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They are playful, smart and adaptable, according to the AKC.
7
Yorkshire Terriers
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Yorkies became fashionable in the late Victorian era. They're known for being sprightly, tomboyish and affectionate.
8
Poodles
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The AKC says poodles are proud, active and very smart. And let's not forget elegant!
9
Rottweilers
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As one of the descendants of Roman drover dogs, rotties are largely known to be loyal, loving and confident guardians.
10
Boxers
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Rounding off the top 10 are the fun-loving and active boxers, one of the first breeds selected for police training in Germany.

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