Labrador wins America's top dog

The Labrador Retriever officially keeps his reigning title of most popular dog breed in the nation, though he's got some stiff competition nipping at his heels. The American Kennel Club announced Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City.

A German Shepard named Commander attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 and the German Shepard is in the top 5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A German Shepard named Commander attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 and the German Shepard is in the top 5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A German Shepard named Commander attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 and the German Shepard is in the top 5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Munch, a Bulldog poses for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Munch, a Bulldog poses for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the golden retriever remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the golden retriever remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the golden retriever remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Labrador retriever named Shayna attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the Labrador retriever remains the most popular dog for the 22nd consecutive year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Labrador retriever named Shayna attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the Labrador retriever remains the most popular dog for the 22nd consecutive year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Labrador retriever named Shayna attends a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the Labrador retriever remains the most popular dog for the 22nd consecutive year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Shiloh, a Beagle puppy poses for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Shiloh, a Beagle puppy poses for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
A beagle puppy named Shiloh rests during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the beagle remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A beagle puppy named Shiloh rests during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the beagle remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A beagle puppy named Shiloh rests during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the beagle remains one of the top five most popular dogs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy named Dominique attend a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the bulldog takes the fifth place spot from the Yorkshire terrier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy named Dominique attend a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the bulldog takes the fifth place spot from the Yorkshire terrier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy named Dominique attend a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The club announced their list of the most popular dog breeds in 2012 where the bulldog takes the fifth place spot from the Yorkshire terrier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Bulldogs, Munch (L) and Dominique pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Bulldogs, Munch (L) and Dominique pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Golden Retrievers, Major (L) and Gibbs pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Golden Retrievers, Major (L) and Gibbs pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Beagles, Max (L) and Shiloh pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two Beagles, Max (L) and Shiloh pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two German Shepherds, Commander (L) and Tsunami pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)
American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs In The U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Two German Shepherds, Commander (L) and Tsunami pose for pictures as the American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for the American Kennel Club)

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