Long Islanders have puppy fever for Labrador Retrievers.

Here’s how we know.

The American Kennel Club conducts a yearly study on the regional popularity of dog breeds across the U.S.

And for 2017, the Labrador Retriever wasn’t only the most sought-after breed on Long Island. It was the most popular breed nationwide.

“The intelligent, family-friendly Labrador Retriever firmly holds onto the number one spot on the most popular list for a record-breaking 27th consecutive year,” said an AKC spokesperson.

However, Long Island’s neighbor, New York City, had a different top dog — not a huge surprise considering there’s a bit less room for a retriever to run in the boroughs.

According to the AKC, the French Bulldog was the most popular breed among the city folk.

“Always a trendsetter, New York City continues its love affair with the French Bulldog as the rest of the world catches on,” said the AKC’s executive secretary, Gina DiNardo.  “The Frenchie is a very adaptable breed, making it a great companion for city dwellers.”

Long Island top breeds

Here is the breakdown by county.

Suffolk County

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. German Shepherd Dogs
  3. Golden Retrievers
  4. Rottweilers
  5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Nassau County

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. Golden Retrievers
  3. German Shepherd Dogs
  4. Bulldogs
  5. French Bulldogs

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