New York Daily News

N.Y.’s BULL MARKET!

Faves a breed apart from U.S.

- BYNICOLE LYN PESCE

AMERICA LOVES retrievers — but the Big Apple is still barking mad for bulldogs.

The French and the English varieties of the feisty pup are the most popular breeds in New York City, according to the American Kennel Club’s 2015 rankings.

Pug-nosed French bulldogs, with their round eyes and batlike ears, were top dog in the five boroughs for the second year in a row, according to registrati­on data by zip code, followed by English bulldogs, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and Yorkshire terriers.

“The bulldog breeds have a strong hold on New York City,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo in a statement.

“The Frenchie and its English cousin continue to hold on to the top spots in the Big Apple, keeping the wildly popular Labrador retriever at bay.”

By comparison, Labs, German shepherds, golden retrievers, English bulldogs and beagles are the national top five — though the French bulldog also fetched the No. 1 spot in San Francisco, Miami and Honolulu.

Hilary Duff and Lady Gaga own the adorable dogs.

By neighborho­od, Frenchies were the preferred pet uptown and down, including in the Financial District, Chelsea, Washington Heights — and in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Astoria in Queens and the East Village and Tribeca were jonesing for the jowly English bulldog, but posh upper East Siders broke away from the pack to pick the stately Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

Yorkies made a comeback in New York City after a ruff patch. The silky-haired lap dogs bounded up to fifth in 2015 after falling to eighth place in 2014.

But the German shepherd — New Dorp, Staten Island’s most beloved breed — got bumped down to No. 6 on the citywide list.

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SAM COSTANZA/DAILY NEWS ?? French bulldog (main photo) is No. 1 breed in city, ahead of the English bulldog (bottom right). The Yorkie (above) and golden retriever (below) are local favorites, while the German shepherd (far left) has some fans in city but was No. 2 in U.S.
GETTY TODD MAISEL/DAILY NEWS BARRY WILLIAMS SAM COSTANZA/DAILY NEWS French bulldog (main photo) is No. 1 breed in city, ahead of the English bulldog (bottom right). The Yorkie (above) and golden retriever (below) are local favorites, while the German shepherd (far left) has some fans in city but was No. 2 in U.S.
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