Top U.S. dog breeds – Labs tops the list, French bulldogs jump in popularity

LAFAYETTE — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation’s flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country’s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new rankings. But Frenchies hit a highest-ever No. 4, and German shorthaired pointers cracked the top 10 for the …