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American Kennel Club names Houston's top dog breeds – Chron.com

  • The saying goes that dog is man's best friend, but while Houston loves its cuddly canines, almost all of our popular breeds are anything but lap dogs. Click through to see which dog reigns supreme. Photo: Gary Coronado, Houston Chronicle / © 2014 Houston Chronicle

    Photo By Gary Coronado/Houston Chronicle 

    The saying goes that dog is man's best friend, but while Houston loves its cuddly canines, almost all of our popular breeds are anything but lap dogs. Click through to see which dog reigns supreme.

  • French BulldogsAmerica 2014: 9Houston 2014: 10America 2013: N/AHouston 2013: 10 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By David Woo / American Kennel Club 

    French Bulldogs
    America 2014:
    9
    Houston 2014: 10
    America 2013: N/A
    Houston 2013: 10

  • Doberman PinschersAmerica 2014: N/AHouston 2014: 9America 2013: N/AHouston 2013: N/A Photo: Tom Pitera, American Kennel Club / © 2013 Thomas Pitera Photography

    Photo By Tom Pitera/American Kennel Club 

    Doberman Pinschers
    America 2014:
    N/A
    Houston 2014: 9
    America 2013: N/A
    Houston 2013: N/A

  • BoxersAmerica 2014: 8Houston 2014: 8America 2013: 7Houston 2013: 9 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By American Kennel Club 

    Boxers
    America 2014:
    8
    Houston 2014: 8
    America 2013: 7
    Houston 2013: 9

  • PoodlesAmerica 2014: 7Houston 2014: 7America 2013: 8Houston 2013: 6 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By American Kennel Club 

    Poodles
    America 2014:
    7
    Houston 2014: 7
    America 2013: 8
    Houston 2013: 6

  • RottweilerAmerica 2014: 10Houston 2014: 6America 2013: 9Houston 2013: 7 Photo: Tom Pitera, American Kennel Club / © 2013 Thomas Pitera Photography

    Photo By Tom Pitera/American Kennel Club 

    Rottweiler
    America 2014:
    10
    Houston 2014: 6
    America 2013: 9
    Houston 2013: 7

  • Yorkshire TerriersAmerica 2014: 6Houston 2014: 5America 2013: 6Houston 2013: 5 Photo: Tom Pitera, American Kennel Club / © 2013 Thomas Pitera Photography

    Photo By Tom Pitera/American Kennel Club 

    Yorkshire Terriers
    America 2014:
    6
    Houston 2014: 5
    America 2013: 6
    Houston 2013: 5

  • Golden RetrieverAmerica 2014: 3Houston 2014: 4America 2013: 3Houston 2013: 4 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By David Woo / American Kennel Club 

    Golden Retriever
    America 2014: 3

    Houston 2014: 4
    America 2013: 3
    Houston 2013: 4

  • German ShepherdsAmerica 2014: 2Houston 2014: 3America 2013: 2Houston 2013: 3 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By American Kennel Club 

    German Shepherds
    America 2014:
    2
    Houston 2014: 3
    America 2013: 2
    Houston 2013: 3

  • BulldogAmerica 2014: 4Houston 2014: 2America 2013: 5Houston 2013: 2 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By David Woo / American Kennel Club 

    Bulldog
    America 2014:
    4
    Houston 2014: 2
    America 2013: 5
    Houston 2013: 2

  • Labrador RetrieversAmerica 2014: 1Houston 2014: 1America 2013: 1Houston 2013: 1 Photo: American Kennel Club

    Photo By David Woo / American Kennel Club 

    Labrador Retrievers
    America 2014:
    1
    Houston 2014: 1
    America 2013: 1
    Houston 2013: 1

  • FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2007 file photo, four Labrador retrievers line up for a photograph with their handlers before entering the ring for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog in 2014 for the 24th year after breaking poodles’ decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club rankings set to be released Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since. Photo: Kathy Willens, AP / AP

    Photo By Kathy Willens/AP 

    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2007 file photo, four Labrador retrievers line up for a photograph with their handlers before entering the ring for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog in 2014 for the 24th year after breaking poodles’ decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club rankings set to be released Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since.

  • FILE - This Feb. 18, 2014 shows Lexy, a therapy dog at Fort Bragg, N.C. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Photo: Alex Sanz, AP / AP

    Photo By Alex Sanz/AP 

    FILE - This Feb. 18, 2014 shows Lexy, a therapy dog at Fort Bragg, N.C. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, a French bulldog competes at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Bulldogs’ rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors. The smaller, less jowly French bulldog - sometimes dubbed "a clown in the cloak of a philosopher" - has surged from 49th to 9th in a decade. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP / AP

    Photo By Seth Wenig/AP 

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, a French bulldog competes at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Bulldogs’ rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors. The smaller, less jowly French bulldog - sometimes dubbed "a clown in the cloak of a philosopher" - has surged from 49th to 9th in a decade.

  • FILE - This Feb. 17, 2015 file photo shows Miss P, the 15-inch beagle that went on to win Best in Show group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP / AP

    Photo By Frank Franklin II/AP 

    FILE - This Feb. 17, 2015 file photo shows Miss P, the 15-inch beagle that went on to win Best in Show group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., poses with Lily, his 15-pound French bulldog, in his Capitol Hill office in Washington. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Bulldogs’ rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors. The smaller, less jowly French bulldog - sometimes dubbed "a clown in the cloak of a philosopher" - has surged from 49th to 9th in a decade. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP / AP

    Photo By J. Scott Applewhite/AP 

    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., poses with Lily, his 15-pound French bulldog, in his Capitol Hill office in Washington. The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labrador retrievers hit the top 10 in the 1970s and haven’t left since but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Bulldogs’ rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors. The smaller, less jowly French bulldog - sometimes dubbed "a clown in the cloak of a philosopher" - has surged from 49th to 9th in a decade.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, golden retrievers Tweed, 5, right, and puppy Gypsy, from Campbellville, N.Y., play during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York. The AKC is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10. Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP / AP

    Photo By Bebeto Matthews/AP 

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, golden retrievers Tweed, 5, right, and puppy Gypsy, from Campbellville, N.Y., play during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York. The AKC is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year but German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five, with Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers filling out the top 10.

  • Beagles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Beagles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Maltese in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Maltese in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Afghan Hound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Afghan Hound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A handler and a Poodle enter the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A handler and a Poodle enter the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Old English Sheepdogs in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Old English Sheepdogs in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Toy Poodle in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 & 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 532496063 Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Toy Poodle in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 & 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 532496063

  • A Bichon Frise in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Bichon Frise in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Faith Rogers,11, with American Foxhound "Bobby in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Faith Rogers,11, with American Foxhound "Bobby in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Maltese named Franz has his hair rubber banded so he can go to the bathroom at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP / AP

    Photo By Seth Wenig/AP 

    A Maltese named Franz has his hair rubber banded so he can go to the bathroom at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

  • A Yorkshire Terrier named Cali is groomed by Heather Sanzari at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP / AP

    Photo By Seth Wenig/AP 

    A Yorkshire Terrier named Cali is groomed by Heather Sanzari at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

  • A bloodhound named Flessner's International S'cess, or Nathan, kisses handler Heather Helmer after winning best of breed at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP / AP

    Photo By Seth Wenig/AP 

    A bloodhound named Flessner's International S'cess, or Nathan, kisses handler Heather Helmer after winning best of breed at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

  • A dog gets groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog gets groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Beagles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Beagles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Bichon Frise in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Bichon Frise in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Bulldog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Bulldog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • An Old English Sheepdog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    An Old English Sheepdog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A handler carrys a Pomeranian in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A handler carrys a Pomeranian in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Shih Tzu in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Shih Tzu in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A basset Hound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A basset Hound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Chinese Crested in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Chinese Crested in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A handler and a Bloodhound in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A handler and a Bloodhound in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog gets groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog gets groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Chinese Crested in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Chinese Crested in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • An Old English Sheepdog in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    An Old English Sheepdog in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Italian Greyhound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Italian Greyhound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Polish Lowland Sheepdog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Polish Lowland Sheepdog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A handler and her Poodles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A handler and her Poodles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Bug, left, an Australian cattle dog and Highjack, an Australian shepherd watch the handler for a treat while waiting to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship. Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP / AP

    Photo By Mary Altaffer/AP 

    Bug, left, an Australian cattle dog and Highjack, an Australian shepherd watch the handler for a treat while waiting to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship.

  • Sadie, a cocker spaniel, competes in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship. Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP / AP

    Photo By Mary Altaffer/AP 

    Sadie, a cocker spaniel, competes in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship.

  • A Golden Retriever is seen during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Golden Retriever is seen during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog prepares to compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog prepares to compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • A dog waits to compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog waits to compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • A Saint Bernard is seen during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Saint Bernard is seen during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A Bergamasco sits during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A Bergamasco sits during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A couple of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen interact during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A couple of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen interact during the AKC Meet the Breeds on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • Gregg Dollis plays with his border collie before his dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Gregg Dollis plays with his border collie before his dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Michael Immerso sits with his dog before they compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    Michael Immerso sits with his dog before they compete in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A dog competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • A golden retriever competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, Getty / AFP

    Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty 

    A golden retriever competes in the agility ring during the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship on February 14, 2015 in New York at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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