American Kennel Club: Rottweiler is Detroit's top dog breed

Dog Breeds
Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 16, 2021

(WXYZ) — The Rottweiler has debuted as the top canine in Detroit, according to a ranking from the American Kennel Club.

AKC ranks the most popular dog breeds in the country.

“I’m excited to see the Rottweiler holding the top spot in this city for a change,” AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo said in a press release. “Rottweilers are naturally playful, gentle and loving to their families. Their calm and confident temperament makes them a great companion to many. But when necessary, they also make a good guard dog.”

Detroit’s top 5 breeds for 2020 are:

1. Rottweiler
2. French Bulldog
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog

AKC says registration data was pulled from Detroit zip codes.

Nationwide, the Labrador Retriever remains the number one most popular breed for the 30th year.