As I mentioned yesterday when I introduced my pets, all of my furry children are rescues and adoptions. When I went to North Shore Animal League to pick out our last puppy, I did have a type in mind that I wanted, a black lab. Labs are wonderful and loving pet for families, but the real reason I wanted a black lab was because our previous dog, Roxy, passed away about a year before that. She was a black lab/shepherd mix and I adored her. I think in some ways, I was trying to bring her back to us which is, of course, impossible. Nevertheless, I will always have a deep fondness for black lab type.
Labs have been one of the most popular dogs for families for years because of their sweet nature and intelligence, and they are just one of the breeds that have stayed popular over the years. The 2012 list of the most popular dogs is composed of a nice combination of breeds, but some of them might surprise you.
What is your favorite breed?
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