No matter how you do these studies, Labrador retrievers always come out on top . . .
A new poll looked at the most popular dog breeds in America by doing a bunch of one-on-one matchups, and having people vote. And labs won 83% of their matchups.
193 different breeds were matched up against each other. Here are the dogs with the highest winning percentages . . .
Labs, 83% . . . golden retrievers, 79% . . . Alaskan malamutes, 75% . . . Entlebucher mountain dogs, 72% (entle-bucker) . . . Shetland sheepdogs, 72% . . . border collies, 71% . . . miniature American shepherds, 71% . . .
And four different breeds won 70% of their matchups: Samoyeds . . . Australian shepherds . . . Icelandic sheepdogs . . . and Norwegian Buhunds. (BOO-hunds)
At the bottom of the list are Chinese crested dogs, winning only 17% of matchups. They also tend to dominate the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. They win it about half the time.
(YouGov has the list. At the bottom, you can search for specific breeds.)