Labrador retrievers, such as Shayna, remain the most popular dog, according to the American Kennel Club, for the 22nd consecutive year.
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A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York. The club announced its list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 -- the golden retriever remains one of the top five most popular dogs.
In the 1910s, the Boston terrier took over at No. 1 and remains the only American breed to reach the top spot. The dog is known as America's gentleman. Photo courtesy of American Kennel Club.
In the 1890s, the St. Bernard was accepted by the American Kennel Club and became No. 1. To this day, the dog is the only giant breed to reach the top spot -- and the only No. 1 never again to appear in the top 10. Photo courtesy of American Kennel Club.