Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released their 2008 registration numbers which are used to determine the Top 10 Breeds of 2008. Drum roll please....For the 18th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever takes the top spot once again as America's favorite purebred dog! So it is safe to say that America is in love with the Labrador Retriever ... and with good reason. Labs are friendly, loving and very playful. They are highly regarded for their good nature, easy trainability and intelligence. This popular breed was not originally used as a companion dog. Instead, Retrievers were bred exclusively as hunters, a job for which they possessed superior talents. The Labrador Retriever was officially accepted into the English Kennel Club in 1903 and the American Kennel Club in 1917.

The Top 10 Breeds of 2008 are:

1. Labrador Retriever (A sportsman's hunting dog, not a FooFoo Dog)

2. Yorkshire Terrier (FooFoo Dog)

3. German Shepherd (The stereotype police dog, not a FooFoo Dog)

4. Golden Retriever (A sportsman hunting dog; not a FooFoo Dog)

5. Beagle (Close, but not a FooFoo Dog)

6. Boxer (a pugilist is NOT a FooFoo Dog)

7. Dachshund (Quasi FooFoo Dog)

8. Bulldog (U.S. Marine Corps Mascot - NOT a FooFoo Dog. Mascot males named Chesty, females named Molly)

9. Poodle (the epitome of the FooFoo Dog)

10. Shih Tzu (bred to be a FooFoo Dog)


Our Abby is a Golden Labrador Retriever. Her mom is a small Golden Retriever and her dad was probably a Yellow Labrador Retriever. She has her mom's Golden coloring and size but a Labrador's physical features and coat. Homer J. is a "red" Golden Retriever. Jubal, J.E.B., Shelby Belle, Jack are golden Goldens and Sophie is a "blonde" Golden. Max and Shiloh are Landseer Newfoundland dogs and are way down on the list, no where near the top ten. Our cats Alex and Boru are both Maine Coon Cats and probably outweigh most Shih Tzu dogs since they each weigh over 20 pounds.

IF YOU'RE FROM ARIZONA, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

(We still need dogs and/or cats to help us in our quest to get a signature in our guestbook from each of the 50 states. We have had dogs and cats visit our blog from some of those states but not sign our book. As as of today we still need 28 states. If you're from one of these 29 states pleae sign our guestbook: AK, AZ, AR, DE, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OK, RI, SD, UT, WV, WI.)

3 comments:

Gus said...

Yeah, we don't even want to talk about where us wirey fellows are ...LOWER than the Jack Russells! I think not

gussie
not a foofoo AT All

Fred said...

Um, there must be an error on that list because I don't see Bichon Frise. Maybe we are always #1? Maybe? (sniffle)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan keeps wondering if our Rusty is a Maine Coon. She was so happy to see a declawed kitty in the paper back in 2005 that she called the shelter and said, Hold onto him, I'm on my way! She signed the paperwork without even a glimpse. And then she saw him -- HUGE! But he was perfect company for her mother. He wasn't afraid of her wheelchair. (Merci was terrified of it.)

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