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Chicago's top dogs: A few surprises, John Drummond

Labs remain the most popular dog. That’s not a surprise, but there were a couple surprises in the top breeds for Chicago, in figures from 2009 pulled together by the American Kennel Club. Notably, bulldogs were third, John Drummond..

Here’s the Chicago top five from the AKC:

Chicago’s Most Popular Breeds 2009

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd Dog

3. Bulldog

4. Yorkshire Terrier

5. Golden Retriever

* Registration data pulled from Chicago zip codes as specified by U.S. Postal Service

“Although its top two breeds are standing strong, Chicagoans remain ahead of the national trend with local favorite the Bulldog in the third spot,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Its short, stocky body was practically made to withstand the weather in the Windy City”

For the complete story on most popular overall breeds, click here

Here’s the top 10 dog breeds from the PR Newswire story, and thanks for the tip on

2009 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd Dog

3. Yorkshire Terrier

4. Golden Retriever

5. Beagle

6. Boxer

7. Bulldog

8. Dachshund

9. Poodle

10. Shih Tzu

Not sure what it means that the bulldog is so much higher in Chicago. Homage to Drummond?

What can I say, YouTube is a wonderful thing, and finding this clip of Drummond in one of his most memorable moments made my morning.

And brought back some wonderful memories of years when we actually expected the Bears to reach the Big Game..