Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Bulldog Bubble

Random? Yes, but I like dogs...

The American Kennel Club (hat tip Skip) details:

This year’s list included some shakeups in the top 10 – the Beagle overtook the Golden Retriever for the 4th spot and the Bulldog, who has been steadily rising up in rank, took 6th place away from the Boxer, who dropped to 7th in 2010.

"Not since the early 20th Century has the Bulldog enjoyed such sustained popularity," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "‘Bob’ was the first AKC registered Bulldog in 1886, and today the breed enjoys its highest ranking in 100 years at number 6."

Source: American Kennel Club


  1. As someone who runs a finance blog you should know that the bulldog as a breed is a freaking moneypit. Arguably, the worst return (financially speaking) of any breed on the planet. But then he runs into a wall or farts at just the perfect moment and all is well.

  2. 24, down from 12 as recently as 2005.

    Haters gonna hate.

  3. Centuries from now historians will note that the real decline in the American Empire began when Pomeranians became the favored breed of the leisure class.

    And if you want a friend for life get an Old English Sheepdog.

  4. Thanks for this post. I couldn’t make it and this post has been useful.