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January 16, 2008
Who's Providence's top dog? Kennel club has answer
Who's top dog in Providence?
Not the mayor. Not even the former mayor-turned-radio-show-host.
This Lab lives up to his name.
In 2007, it was the Labrador retriever, the most popular American Kennel Club registered breed in Providence last year, the American Kennel Club announced today.
The club announced national and city findings for breeds registered during 2007 and used the news release to promote the AKA/Eukanuba National Championship dog competition on Feb. 2.
Second goes to the German shepherd. For third, there was a tie among the beagle, golden retriever and Yorkshire terrier. (However, they are listed as third, fourth and fifth, respectively).
The boxer came in sixth. And the dog that makes hearts melt because it has a smooshed face that appears to be melting: seventh goes to the pug. The kennel club notes this marks the third year in a row the pug has cracked Providence's top 10.
The poodle came in eighth. The bulldog was ninth in a tie with the Doberman pinscher.
"The intelligent, athletic Doberman pinscher experience a surge in popularity in Rhode Island's capital city, and now sits tight among Providence's top 10 dogs," the kennel club release said.
The kennel club news release says that despite ranking fifth in Providence last year, the dachsund didn't make the top 10 this year. However, the breed was seventh nationally this year, according to the club's findings.
“Providence residents may live in a small state, but they choose big dogs as their pets,” Lisa Peterson, American Kennel Club spokeswoman, said in the statement. “Half of the city’s top 10 breeds are large dogs, and although the small Shih Tzu and dachshunds have scampered up to high positions on the nation’s Top 10, those breeds still don’t make the cut in Providence.”
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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