A new study by the American Kennel Club has found that the French Bulldog is NYC’s most popular pure bred dog. DNAinfo reports that the dog is most popular breed in the Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, Murray Hill and the East Village. The data is based on dogs registered with the Kennel Club.

Last year’s top dog was the bulldog, which is now in second place (and still a leader in Astoria). “New York continues to be the city of the bulldog,” said the club’s vice president, Gina DiNardo. “Whether the adorable Frenchie or its sweet bulldog cousin, these mild-tempered companions make great pets for a variety of city dwellers.”

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