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29 Things You Didn't Know About Labrador Retrievers, America's Most Popular Dog

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While all dogs are adorable, some dogs have been more stylish to own than others throughout the decades. All sorts of things influenced the shifting trends, from what movies came out, to what kind of pups celebs adopted. But there is one specific breed that has nabbed the No. 1 spot over and over again. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog for 30 years running, according to a popularity report based on registration statistics released by the American Kennel Club.

The American Kennel Club is the nation's oldest and most esteemed purebred dog registry. They know dogs, and their database offers interesting insights into the shifting popularity of different breeds. But decade after decade, the Labrador Retriever has come out on top. In honor of that, we have rounded up some of the most interesting and surprising facts about Labrador retrievers you might not know. These dogs have been around for over a hundred years, but not everyone knows their storied history. From their roots in Canada to their unexpected popularity in England, scroll down to learn how this adorable pup went from a working dog to a beloved family pet. Chances are you will learn something new!