Size, it seems, does matter when it comes to the popularity of dogs.

The Amercian Kennel Club has released it's list of most popular dogs in the United States, giving most of its top spots to the massive canines.

"Bigger breeds are making their move," says AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson. "The popularity of the pint-sized, portable pooch just gave way to a litter of larger breeds in the Top 10. These predictable, durable, steady breeds, such as Labs and Goldens, are great with kids and offer the whole family more dog to love."

There was some shifting of rankings on the 2012 list as compared with the 2011 list, but none of the most favorites fell out of the Top 10.

The Labrador retriever remained top dog and the bulldog muscled his way into the Top Five, shoving the tiny Yorkshire terrier into sixth place.

San Francisco put its own spin on the list. The AKC identified the city's favorite fives as the Labrador retriever, French bulldog, Golden Retriever, Pembroke Welsh corgi and Bernese mountain dog

Here's the national Top 10 for both years.

2012

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd

3. Golden retriever

4. Beagle

5. Bulldog

6. Yorkshire terrier

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Rottweiler

10. Dachshund

2011

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd


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3. Beagle

4. Golden retriever

5. Yorkshire terrier

6. Bulldog

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Dachshund

10. Rottweiler