The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog in the United States for 22 years, according to the AKC. He has the kind of versatility that other dogs only dream of. He can be a companion, show dog, hunting dog, canine athlete, guide dog, service dog, sniffer dog, search and rescue dog and therapy dog. The popularity of this stable, family-friendly dog is truly staggering, which is why we're surprised he's never won Best in Show.
So how likely is this breed to win Best in Show? According to Wynn Las Vegas' annual Westminster odds, Labrador Retrievers have a 450 to 1 chance of winning this year.
In the 137-year history of the competition, more than half the dogs currently on the American Kennel Club's top 25 most popular breeds list have never taken Best in Show. From America's favorite dog to prized tiny companions here are the dogs you love that Westminster doesn't.