New Yorkers love their Yorkies—according to the American Kennel Club, they're the most popular pure breed in the city, for a second year in a row. (Certainly Schmitty has something to do with this.) A spokeswoman for AKC says of the small dogs, "It just reinforces the fact that New Yorkers live a busy, fast-paced lifestyle and need their portable pooches." A breeder of the pups told the Daily News: "They are certainly good city dogs, and sometimes they can be better watchdogs than much bigger breeds."
Other popular dogs in New York are Labrador retrievers, dachshunds, shih tzus and German shepherds. But will Chihuahuas edge them all out next year? And New York, let's not forget about choosing pound puppies over puppy mills.