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Labrador retriever is top dog in Raleigh, nation

Posted January 27, 2010 12:20 p.m. EST

— The Labrador retriever is once again the most popular dog in Raleigh and the nation, according to the American Kennel Club.

The AKC released its annual local and national list of the most popular breeds. The local list counted the top 10 breeds found in Raleigh ZIP codes.

"Raleigh followed the lead of the rest of the country with a local Top 5 nearly identical to the national Top 5 list," said AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson. "The only change in 2009 was the German shepherd dog taking over the second spot from the beagle."

The German shepherd rose one spot to second place.

Most popular dog breeds in Raleigh

1. Labrador retriever
2. German shepherd
3. Beagle
4. Golden retriever
5. Yorkshire terrier
 

Most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

1. Labrador retriever
2. German shepherd
3. Yorkshire terrier
4. Golden retriever
5. Beagle