The American Kennel Club (AKC), has announced that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the U.S. for the twenty-first year. Making a move up the charts this year to number three is the beloved Beagle. If you are a fan of the Pit Bull , that breed did not make the list.

I have never had a Labrador myself but know many people that have or currently do. I did have a wonderful Beagle named Robbie when I was a kid. Robbie rocked! Unfortunately Robbie had to be put down due to cancer. That was the first time I ever saw my Dad cry.

German Sheperds are the third most popular. My family had two shepherds growing up. Good ol' Brandy and later on we had one named Gera.  I loved those dogs! It's strange how I was such an animal person as a kid, but now not so much. If someone is going to have a dog or any pet for that matter, they need to make time for it. I have no time.

Did your favorite make the list?