According to the AKC top 10 list released Wednesday, the German Shepherd still commands the No. 2 spot.
The Golden Retriever has nosed out the Beagle for the No. 3 rung.
AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson says larger breeds dominate the "pint-sized, portable pooch." But there are still some loveable lightweights on the list.
The Beagle is now fourth.
The rest of the pack: Bulldog, Yorkshire Terrier, Boxer, Poodle, Rottweiler and Dachshund.