Funny Pets Video Biography
Kristen Seymour is a writer and editor living in Gainesville, Fla. She shares her office with her husband, a cat and two mixed-breed dogs,
one of whom prefers to be beneath the desk, on Kristen's feet, particularly when major deadlines are looming. So, all the time, really.
In addition to scouting the latest pet trends and keeping up with her writing and editing duties for Vetstreet, Kristen is also an editor for Fit
Bottomed Girls, where she covers health and fitness (with a healthy dose of humor ... and humility).
Some breeds, like Labrador Retrievers, have been popular pets for years, but other breeds (and popular mixed breeds) have moved
steadily up the list over the past decade. For example, 10 years ago you might not have even heard of a Cane Corso, but these days
you're likely to cross paths with at least one at your dog park or vet's office.
To determine which breeds and hybrids are truly the hottest ones, we searched Vetstreet's data and looked at how many places each
breed climbed between 2002 and 2012. The results included a plethora of designer mixes and about 800 pounds of giant breeds, plus a
few surprises. Did your favorite breed make the list?
And on the other side of the coin, check out our gallery of 20 breeds and mixes that are losing popularity, from the Schipperke to the