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Labrador Retriever Holds Top Spot for Second Year in a Row, Followed by the German Shepherd

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 5, 2017) – As we near the release of the final top-25 poll for this year's college football season,, the trusted service connecting responsible dog breeders with caring people in search of a puppy, today revealed its top-25 list of most popular dog breeds of 2016, according to the number of puppies PuppySpot placed in forever homes over the course of the year. For the second year in a row, the top two breeds are strong classics, the Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd.

While, surprisingly, the names in the top-25 remained the same as in 2015, there was plenty of movement among the breeds on the list. The Golden Retriever (#3) and the Yorkshire Terrier (#4) swapped places, while the Dachshund jumped into the top-10, up four spots to #8, and the trendy French Bulldog jumped an impressive eight spots to #14.

The final 2016 PuppySpot top-25 rankings:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Yorkshire Terrier
  5. Goldendoodle
  6. Poodle
  7. Siberian Husky
  8. Dachshund
  9. Shih Tzu
  10. Havanese
  11. Boxer
  12. Chihuahua
  13. Labradoodle
  14. French Bulldog
  15. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  16. Bulldog
  17. Beagle
  18. Maltipoo
  19. Maltese
  20. Pomeranian
  21. Boston Terrier
  22. Great Dane
  23. Rottweiler
  24. Schnauzer
  25. Pug

"We pride ourselves on all the work we do to give dog lovers across the country the ability to find the perfect puppy for their family," said Greg Liberman, Chief Executive Officer at PuppySpot. "It's fun to see the diversity shown within the top 25 breeds list – big, small, long-haired, short-haired, working dogs and lap dogs, they're all loved and adored by the PuppySpot community."

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PuppySpot's mission is to make lives better by placing healthy puppies into happy homes. Based upon a fundamental belief that finding a puppy online does not have to come with so many x-factors, PuppySpot is a service committed to connecting responsible breeders with caring individuals and families. But, more than just a service, PuppySpot is a community of dog lovers, where dogs are celebrated and where trust, confidence and transparency are paramount. With a screened and vetted network of more than 5,000 responsible breeders, PuppySpot makes fetching your new best friend a simple, high quality, enjoyable experience. Using a personalized approach catering to the needs of both its two- and fourlegged clients, PuppySpot is dedicated to providing a premium experience that is seamless, quality-driven and, above all, joyful. After a puppy arrives in its forever home, PuppySpot continues to provide information and guidance to help customers make good decisions.

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