Baltimore, a breed apart
How is Baltimore’s taste in dogs different from the rest of the country’s?
Going by AKC registration figures, released today, we’ve got a thing for smooshed in faces — the boxer, bulldog and pug all make our top ten list.
We’re most fond of big lugs — Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds all make our top five. But we have a place in our heart for the little guy as well. The Yorkshire terrier is No.2 on both the national list and the Baltimore list. The Maltese and Chihuahua rank in our top ten, but not the nation’s.
We don’t give a shih-tzu a position in our top ten, unlike the national numbers, and we don’t seem as crazy as the rest of the nation when it comes to beagles and dachsunds.
Here, according to the AKC, are the top 10 registered breeds in Baltimore:
1. Labrador Retriever
3. Golden Retriever
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Yorkshire Terrier
6. Pugs (tie)
The fastest riser on the Baltimore list is the bulldog, as was the case in the rest of the nation. The bulldog jumped from tenth to sixth most popular breed in Baltimore.
For a look at the AKC’s city by city rankings, click here.