So anyway, besides sleeping a lot, which is an excellent thing to do on a snowy day, I have also been looking around online at some interesting stuff about dogs, and I thought I would put some of it in my blog.
First of all, last week the AKC came out with their list of Most Popular Dog Breeds for 2010. Here are the top 20 breeds, and if you want to see the entire list, you can go here: http://www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_stats.cfm
1. Labrador Retrievers
3. Yorkshire Terriers
5. Golden Retrievers
10. Shih Tzu
12. Miniature Schnauzers
14. Doberman Pinschers
16. German Shorthaired Pointers
17. Great Danes
18. Siberian Huskies
19. Shetland Sheepdogs
20. Boston Terriers
Basenjis, sadly, are at #89 on the list, which is one point lower than in 2009. In 2000, basenjis were #70, so they are really getting to be less popular. This is kind of a tragedy, if you ask me, because basenjis are pretty much the best dogs ever!
Greyhounds are really, really not popular. They are #139, which is down from #140 in 2009 and #118 in 2000. English Foxhounds are still at the very bottom of the list, right after American Foxhounds.
The new breeds that were recognized by the AKC in 2010 did pretty well. The Leonberger was 33rd, the Cane Corso 51st, and the Icelandic Sheepdog was 82nd. Which means that all of these breeds were more popular than basenjis, even though a lot of people haven't even heard of them.
So that's one list. And here's another one, which is the 10 most popular dog names of 2010. This list was put together by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, so it probably just has dogs on it who are covered by that kind of insurance. It's not divided by boy names and girl names, but it's pretty easy to tell which names are which. And most of these names are the same ones I already complained about to you before because they are used way too often, in my opinion.
Okay, now here's a list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs, and it was put together by a company that is selling obedience training, so I think they are trying to scare people into buying their classes. But they say the list was made using research from the American Veterinary Medical Association and also using dog bite statistics from the Humane Society of the United States.
1. Pit Bulls
5. Alaskan Malamutes
6. Doberman Pinschers
7. Chow Chows
8. Presa Canarios
And finally, here is a list of the most expensive dogs ever sold. Well, okay, it's only two dogs, but I guess you could call that a "list."