Special Report

This Is the Dog That Soared the Most in Popularity Last Year

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30. Lakeland Terrier
> Increase in popularity: 5 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 142 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 147 out of 197
> Personality: Friendly, confident, bold
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years
> Group: Terrier

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29. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
> Increase in popularity: 5 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 75 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 80 out of 197
> Personality: Clever, brave, tenacious
> Life expectancy: 12-14 years
> Group: Terrier

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28. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
> Increase in popularity: 5 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 60 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 65 out of 197
> Personality: Friendly, devoted, trainable
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years
> Group: Sporting

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27. Basset Hound
> Increase in popularity: 5 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 34 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 39 out of 197
> Personality: Charming, patient, low-key
> Life expectancy: 12-13 years
> Group: Hound

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26. Australian Shepherd
> Increase in popularity: 5 spots
> Popularity in 2021: 12 out of 197
> Popularity in 2020: 17 out of 197
> Personality: Smart, work-oriented, exuberant
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years
> Group: Herding

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