Wednesday, April 6, 2011

First mutt census reveals strong dog DNA trends

 Interesting article from  - MSN Article

Purebreds aren’t as popular as you might think. In fact, more than half the dogs in American living rooms and backyards are mutts. The first-ever National Mutt Census lets pet owners trace the roots of their pooch’s family tree, revealing the most popular varieties in the nation’s mixed-breed dog population of 38 million.

According to the National Mutt Census, the top 10 most popular breeds found in the mixed-breed population are:

1. German shepherd (the second most popular AKC-registered breed)
2. Labrador retriever (most popular AKC breed)
3. Chow chow (63rd most popular AKC breed)
4. Boxer (sixth most popular AKC breed)
5. Rottweiler (13th most popular AKC breed)
6. Poodle (ninth most popular AKC breed)
7. American Staffordshire Terrier (70th most popular AKC breed)
8. Golden retriever (fourth most popular AKC breed)
9. Cocker spaniel (23rd most popular AKC breed)
10. Siberian husky (22nd most popular AKC breed)

Check out the full article for some more interesting trends among mixed breeds.


parlance said...

Interesting. I would have expected poodles.

parlance said...

I meant to say, I would have expected poodles to top the list.

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notcathy said...

My husband want's to have a dogs as a pet and he love's Labrador retriever. We'll looking forward for that.. I am happy that Labrador retriever is the most popular..:)