Top Dog


The Labrador retriever’s streak is still alive — it is the people’s choice among purebred pooches for the 18th straight year, according to the American Kennel Club, which keeps its nose to the ground on such matters.

The club said that more than twice as many Labs were registered in the U.S. in 2008 as Yorkshire terriers — the No. 2 dog on the list — which means the breed will probably retain its Most Popular Dog title for the indefinite future. The rest of the top 10 canines are German shepherd, golden retriever, beagle, boxer, dachshund, bulldog, poodle and shih tzu.

Above is Dr Kim’s rescued lab puppy Oliver.
Photo taken by Stein Studios (www.steinstudios.net)