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German Shepherd is the most popular dog breed in Miami and Jacksonville

German Shepherds love the beach. Photograph by
German Shepherds love the beach. Photograph by

The American Kennel Club’s annual list of top dog breeds by city ranks the German Shepherd as the most popular pup in Miami. It’s also the top breed in Jacksonville and Cincinnati.

Golden Retrievers and Rottweilers gained popularity in Miami, while Dachshunds fell out of favor. Poodles also rose up the ranks, jumping from No. 10 in 2016 to No. 6 in 2017. Nationwide, the Labrador Retriever ranked as the top breed for the 27th year in a row.

“The German Shepherd has been a longstanding favorite in Miami,” AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo said.

Miami’s Top 5 Dog Breeds for 2017

1. German Shepherd

2. French Bulldog

3. Labrador Retriever

4. Golden Retriever

5. Rottweiler

Related: Miami model Jenny Lopez with her Golden Retriever