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Do you know Denver’s top dog breed?

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The American Kennel Club released their rankings, and the Golden Retriever is Denver's top dog.Photo byHannah LimonUnsplash

By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, Colo.) Can you guess the most popular dog breed in Denver?

We’ll give you a few hints: This dog originated in Scotland, remains young at heart beyond puppyhood, makes for a great therapy dog, and hundreds gather yearly in Golden for a meet-up.

If you guessed Golden Retriever, you’re spot on!

Based on its 2022 registration statistics, the American Kennel Club revealed the top breeds nationwide and in major cities like Denver. The Golden Retriever is also the top pup in Pittsburgh and Seattle.
Golden Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in Denver.Photo byTaylor SondgerothonUnsplash

"The Golden Retriever is the number one breed for a reason," says Gina DiNardo, AKC executive secretary in a news release. "They're eager to please, highly trainable and loyal to their families."

For the first time in over three decades, America has a new favorite dog breed: The French Bulldog replaced the loveable Labrador Retriever.

Pint-sized comedians, the goofy and smart French Bulldog, have also climbed the charts in Denver and are now the Mile High City’s second most popular dog.
Frenchies are quickly becoming a favorite breed in Denver and beyond.Photo byBrittany Anas

Meanwhile, the Daschund and the Doberman Pinscher also broke into the top 10 this year.

Here are the top dog breeds in Denver, according to the AKC:

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. French Bulldog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd Dog
  5. Bulldog

Here are the top dog breeds in the United States, according to the AKC:

  1. French Bulldog
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Poodle

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Brittany is a journalist in the Denver metro area with more than two decades of writing and editing experience. She covers travel, restaurants and other lifestyle topics.

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