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cont from page 31 one of its top two spots. it moved from 3rd in 2006 to 2nd in 2007.The only cities to not have the yorkie on their lists are buffalo, milwaukee and des moines. and, des moines had the most unique list of all 50 cities, considering that it shared only four dogs with the national Top 10.The miniature Schnauzer, which was displaced on the national list this year by the bulldog, still claims top dog status in oklahoma City where it ranks 3rd, higher than in any other u.S. city. San francisco and los angeles were the only cities in the nation to include the french bulldog in their Top 10 lists. PeT PreferenCeS: 1997– 2007 Some of the most notable recent trends include:

made a comeback and were number one again from 1983-1990, making them the dog with the longest to- tal reign in the top spot at 25 years. The Toy group has been steadily on the rise since the 1970’s, when it made up only 12% of the registry ver- sus 23% today. The Working group peaked in the 1990’s at 17%, most notably due to the rottweiler being in the Top 10 at that time, including several years in 2nd place. dog lovers can see and learn more about all of their fa- vorite breeds on Saturday, february 2 when the aKC/ eukanuba national Championship — where country’s top dogs compete for $225,000 in prize money and the title of “national Champion” — airs on animal Planet from 8-11pm.

The miniature Schnauzer was bumped off the Top 10 list in 2007 to make room for the bulldog. The yorkshire Terrier held steady in 2nd place, after making news last year by displacing the golden re- triever and german Shepherd. The havanese, a small dog with a coat type that is a good choice for people with allergies, has enjoyed the greatest surge in popularity since 1997, increasing 994%. it now ranks as the 37th most popular breed. other small dogs (under 20 lbs.) that have gained popularity in the past decade include the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (+406%), the french bulldog (+404%) and the brussels griffon (+157%). large dogs with notable increases are two Swiss breeds -- the bernese mountain dog (+74%) and the greater Swiss mountain dog (+127%) -- as well as the Wirehaired Pointing griffon (+130%). breeds on the decline include the rottweiler (-81%) and the dalmatian (-96%). many breeds of asian ori- gins are also waning in popularity: Chow Chows (- 84%), Pekingese (-79%), akitas (-76%), lhasa apso (-75%), Chinese Shar-Pei (-73%) and Shiba inu (- 38%). PeT PreferenCeS: 1915 – Today The aKC has maintained registration statistics of aKC recognized breeds for nearly a century. Some highlights:

The beagle is the only breed that has consistently been included in the Top 10 list since 1915. it reigned as the most popular breed from 1954 to 1959. Poodles enjoyed a long reign as the most popular dog for 23 years (1960–1982), the longest any breed has held that position consecutively. Cocker Spaniels ranked number one from 1936-1953

*first year aKC registration data was captured

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CAH study and Dwarfism study

CAH study and dwarfism studies are still going strong. Please if you have any Poodles afeected with either disease please contact Katy for instructions for submitting their DNA to UCDavis.

Please help Dr.Neff find a marker to help rid the breed of these health problems.

FMI Katy Robertson Veterinary Genetics Laboratory University of California at Davis (530) 752-3864 krrobertson@ucdavis.edu http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/research/ca- nine/

(replaced by the beagle in 1954). Cocker Spaniels The Poodle Papers /Winter Edition

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