LOS ANGELES– The top dog in Los Angeles? The French bulldog.
The American Kennel Club revealed its yearly list of the most popular AKC-recognized breeds Tuesday, and the Frenchie was No. 1 in L.A.– followed by the bulldog, Labrador retriever, German shepherd and golden retriever.
” The French bulldog continues to be a top favorite for people of Los Angeles for a third year in a row,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “This type’s playful, alert and smart temperament make it a popular choice for both current and potential canine owners.”
French bulldogs have made headings in recent days with the theft of 2 of Woman Gaga’s three Frenchies. Her long time canine walker was shot in Hollywood last month while attempting to keep 2 males from taking the canines. The 3rd pet escaped from the outlaws and came to his side after he was injured.
The vocalist’s pets Koji and Gustav were subsequently discovered safe. They were brought back to police a few days later by a woman who stated she discovered the canines. Woman Gaga, who remained in Italy recording a motion picture, had actually made a public plea for the return of her pet dogs and provided a $500,000 reward for their safe return.
And last Friday, Redondo Beach police reported the arrests of a males and female who grabbed an 8-week-old French bulldog from his owner in Redondo Beach and sped off in a Mercedes-Benz. The pet was later recovered unscathed.
Pomeranians got a little bit of appeal– moving from the 10th ranking to No. 9 and representing the only genuine change in L.A.’s 2020 list, according to the AKC.
Dachshunds and cane corsos, a kind of mastiff originating in Italy, are 2 other breeds that have actually gotten popularity in 2020, going up to 11th and 12th location rankings, respectively.
The French bulldog also was recognized as the top pet dog in San Francisco and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Nationally, the French bulldog can be found in at No. 2 in 2020– routing the Labrador retriever at No. 1 and ahead of the No. 3 German shepherd, the No. 4 golden retriever and the No. 5 bulldog. according to the AKC rankings.