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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)
    The AKC describes Labs --&nbsp;whether black, yellow or chocolate --&nbsp;<a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/labrador-ret
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    The AKC describes Labs -- whether black, yellow or chocolate -- as friendly, active and outgoing.
  • 2 German Shepherd Dogs
    These dogs are smart, confident and courageous -- and they're pretty good at guarding stuff, too.
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    These dogs are smart, confident and courageous -- and they're pretty good at guarding stuff, too.
  • 3 Retrievers (Golden)
    <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/golden-retriever/" target="_blank">Intelligent, friendly and devoted</a>&nbsp;golden r
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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
    This&nbsp;<a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bulldog/" target="_blank">calm, courageous and friendly</a>&nbsp;breed origi
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    This calm, courageous and friendly breed originated in Britain.
  • 5 Beagles
    <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/beagle/" target="_blank">Used for hunting</a>, the beagles are scent hounds described
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    Used for hunting, the beagles are scent hounds described as merry, friendly and curious.
  • 6 French Bulldogs
    They are <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/french-bulldog/" target="_blank">playful, smart and adaptable</a>, according
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    They are playful, smart and adaptable, according to the AKC.
  • 7 Yorkshire Terriers
    Yorkies became fashionable in the late Victorian era. They're known for being <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/yorkshir
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    Yorkies became fashionable in the late Victorian era. They're known for being sprightly, tomboyish and affectionate.
  • 8 Poodles
    The AKC says poodles are <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/poodle/" target="_blank">proud, active and very smart.</a> An
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    The AKC says poodles are proud, active and very smart. And let's not forget elegant!
  • 9 Rottweilers
    As one of the <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/rottweiler/" target="_blank">descendants of Roman drover dogs</a>, rotti
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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
    Rounding off the top 10 are the <a href="http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/boxer/" target="_blank">fun-loving and active 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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