[intro-paragraph]Waiting for the Rocky music to start. Pound for Pound and still the undefeated reigning champion… the Labrador Retriever is King![/intro-paragraph]

It is no Surprise that the Athletic, Versatile, Lovable and Adorable Labrador Retriever has once again been named America’s most popular dog, continuing the breed’s 22-year streak at the top.

LABmodels: Bo & Jasmine

LABmodels: Bo & Jasmine

But even though Labs have held the title since 1991, they might want to watch out: Golden retrievers are climbing the ranks. The friendly, stick-fetching breed showed up third (up from fourth) in new statistics from the American Kennel Club revealed on Wednesday’s TODAY.

I have to chuckle a bit because they say this EVERY year about “the Labrador better watch out” because insert dog breed here has moved up, sideways or backwards. Bottom line… GOOD LUCK!! Of course we know that will never happen.

LABmodel: Jasmine

LABmodel: Jasmine

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LABmodel: Moxie

LABmodel: Moxie