These are the 5 most popular dog breeds among Houston pet owners

HOUSTON – Houston’s top five most popular dog breeds remain unchanged, American Kennel Club’s reported.

According to AKC, the French bulldog continues to reign supreme holding the top spot among pet owners in Houston as well as in Los Angeles and New York City.

American Kennel Club’s 2021 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in Houston are as follows:

1. French bulldog

A French bulldog enjoys a day at Le Chick in Wynwood. (Courtesy of Le Chick)

2. Bulldog

Generic English Bulldog photo (Pexels)

3. Labrador Retriever

Bobby, a Labrador Retriever, finishes sniffing samples of human sweat through containers to detect COVID-19 coronavirus at Veterinary Faculty, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, May 21, 2021. Thailand has deployed a canine virus detection squad to help provide a fast and effective way of identifying people with COVID-19 as the country faces a surge in cases, with clusters found in several crowded slum communities and large markets. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

4. Golden retriever

A friendly looking pup (Svetozar Milashevich/Pexels stock image)

5. German shepherd dog

False. Many shelter dogs are well-behaved pets who, for a countless number of reasons, could not be kept by their original owners. Older dogs make ideal candidates for people wanting to skip the puppy stages of chewing, potty training and mouthing. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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