Labrador retriever still the top dog in Denver

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DENVER (KDVR) – Labs remained the most popular breed in Denver for 2020, according to the American Kennel Club.

“Labrador Retrievers have a special place in the hearts of people in Denver and this is the 6th consecutive year that the Lab has remained in the #1 spot,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “This versatile, family-friendly breed makes a great companion for a wide variety of people.”

AKC Top 5 breeds in Denver for 2020:

  1. Labrador retriever
  2. Golden retriever
  3. French bulldog
  4. Bulldog
  5. German shepherd

German Shorthaired Pointers are gaining ground in Denver, now the tenth most popular breed.

AKC Top 5 breeds in U.S.A.:

  1. Labrador retriever
  2. French bulldog
  3. German shepherd
  4. Golden retriever
  5. Bulldog

Breed specific rescues are available for many types of dogs in Colorado, here are a few:

Animal Shelters often have breed specific, or mixed breed dogs available for adoption or foster.

Roxy, an American Bulldog mix is a 10-year old senior, needs to be the only dog. Available at the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

Charlie Brown, 6 months old, is available through Until They’re Home.

Lab mix puppies needing foster through Douglas County Canine Rescue.

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