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Labrador retriever tops American Kennel Club's list of top breeds in America

We didn't need any outside confirmation that TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Wrangler, is incredibly popular, but we love hearing it anyway!

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TODAY Show: Wrangler in Studio 1A -- March 11, 2015.

The American Kennel Club announced the top breeds in America for 2015, and the Labrador retriever— Wrangler's breed!— tops the list for the 25th year in a row.

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All we need is some pics of Wrangler to see why the pups are so popular!

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TODAY Show: Wrangler on the TODAY Show -- January 23, 2015.
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TODAY Show: Wrangler in Studio 1A -- July 8, 2015.
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While we'd be satisfied just admiring Wrangler and other Labs all day, there were some notable breeds that rose in the rankings.

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A brand-new breed, recognized by the AKC for the first time this year, came in at No. 18: The Miniature American Shepherd.

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A new breed, the Miniature American Shepherd, comes in as the 18th most popular breed of 2015.

The French bulldog, which made its way to the top 10 last year, jumped to the sixth spot for 2015.

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French bulldogs moved up to the No. 6 spot.

Finally, the Leonberger jumped from the 104th spot and managed to break the top 100, finding itself in the 97th spot this year.

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The Leonberger is now one of the top 100 breeds in the U.S.

The top 10 remain relatively consistent from 2014:

  • Retrievers (Labrador)
  • German shepherd dogs
  • Retrievers (golden)
  • Bulldogs
  • Beagles
  • French bulldog
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • Poodle
  • Rottweiler
  • Boxer

But truly, it's all about the Labrador retrievers, and Wrangler knows it!

RELATED: Wrangler Wednesday! Watch our puppy with a purpose give you a tour of Studio 1A

For the full list of the most popular dog breeds of 2015, check out the American Kennel Club's website.

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