From November 2006 to January 2007, more than 2,200 online visitors of mostbeautifulbreeds.com helped to select the 15 winning breeds five each in the small, medium, and large dog categories from the more than 153 currently recognized AKC breeds.
While the competition was heated, consumers nationwide can now view all 15 breeds in a 10-page feature pictorial in the April/May issue of The New York Dog magazine with cover star Martha Stewart and her dogs, available on news stands today.
And the winners of the first-annual Eukanuba 15 Most Beautiful Breeds survey are:
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Siberian Husky
- Border Collie
- Australian Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- German Shepherd Dog
- Labrador Retriever
- Alaskan Malamute
“We are thrilled to be able to engage consumers in a fun, interactive survey that brings attention to the diversity found in the more than 153 currently recognized AKC breeds,” said Eukanuba spokeswoman Amy Newkirk.
“At Eukanuba, we recognize that every dog is unique and beautiful and needs a well balanced diet to bring out his magnificent traits. As a result, we recently relaunched Eukanuba to offer our most complete line of pet nutrition customized by breed type, size, health requirements, and performance needs.”