Fads: The Poodle Dethroned

In dogs as in Diors, fashions change from year to year, and the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show sets styles for the poochy set with no less authority than the Paris spring showing does for the best dressed. During the past six years, poodles have strutted off with Westminster's Best in Show prize four times. The result: a fabulous rise in poodle popularity. Seventh in 1956, with 25,041 American Kennel Club registrations, they have trebled in number, have been the U.S.'s most popular breed for the past two years.

Not Even Close. Last week, as 2,569 dogs of 116 varieties...

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