Houston's Love Affair with Labrador Retrievers Remains, Boxers Not So Much
King of Houston
Houston, you can't get enough of your Labs.
Once again the goofy, lovable dogs lead the way in the American Kennel Club's list of most popular dogs in Houston.
The venerable boxer, however, is fading a bit. In third place last year, he is now in fifth. But, as Winston Churchill would put it, we're sure the breed will never surrender.
The AKC notes that nationwide, the beagle is popular, but has never hit the top 10 in Houston. Why Houston is so beaglephobic we're not sure; maybe we just like manly dogs.
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Charlotte Mens Basketball
TicketsSat., Jan. 28, 7:00pm
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10AM-3PM
TicketsMon., Jan. 30, 10:00am
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 3PM-8PM
TicketsMon., Jan. 30, 3:00pm
Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled By Gatorade
TicketsMon., Jan. 30, 7:00pm
The top five breeds in our city in 2010:
1. Labrador retriever 2. German Shepherd Dog 3. Bulldog 4. Yorkshire Terrier 5. Boxer
"The Bulldog is on the move in Houston," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Mirroring the national trend, it has crept up from the 5th place in 2008 to reach the 3rd spot in 2010."
One other note from the AKC: "The Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Miniature Schnauzer and Poodle have rounded out Houston's top 10 for the past few years, but the 10th spot has gone to a different dog each year: Doberman Pinscher (2010), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (2009) and Dachshund (2008)."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.