They’re not too big, not too small and very cute. Those are probably just some of the reasons why the French bulldog has been awarded the most popular dog breed in the United States.
The French bulldog managed to take over from the Labrador retriever who had the title for a whopping 31 years as the king of the purebreds in the American Kennel Club’s 2022 rankings.
Even celebs have fallen in love with the breed as its popularity has grown over the years. Lady Gaga’s two Frenchies were stolen in 2021 and it led to an arrest.
News24 reports that with its flat face, doe eyes and bat ears, the Frenchie has steadily climbed the rankings for the last decade, hitting the No. 2 spot the previous year, according to the club, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the country.
The popular Lab still features on the list as number 2 ahead of the Golden retriever at number 3. The German shepherd came in at number 4. The English foxhound managed to get in at number 199.
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