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Results From The 2011 Doggie Census

Congrats German Shepherd!

The big dog is the most popular dog in the states - both as purebreds and mixed-breeds.

The Chow Chow was a popular purebred in the 80s - but is now only commonly found at the grandparent or great-grandparent level among mixed-breeds, reported MSNBC.

In addition, breeds weighing more than 80lbs represent around one in ten of all mixed-breed dogs and nearly nine in ten mixed-breed dogs are neutered.

The cutest fact: half of owners (48 per cent) said their dog slept with them.

Top 10 Breeds Found In Mixed Dogs:

1. German Shepherd (2nd most popular AKC breed)
2. Labrador (1st AKC)
3. Chow Chow (63rd AKC)
4. Boxer (7th AKC)
5. Rottweiler (13th AKC)
6. Poodle (9th AKC)
7. American Staffordshire Terrier (70th AKC)
8. Golden Retriever (5th AKC)
9. Cocker Spaniel (23rd AKC)
10. Siberian Husky (22nd)

Top 10 Registered Breeds with American Kennel Club:

1. Labrador (pictured)
2. German Shepherd
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Beagle
5. Golden Retriever
6. Bulldog
7. Boxer
8. Dachshund
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

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