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Most popular dog breed in every state

  • Most popular dog breed in every state

    Prospective dog owners take many things into consideration before deciding on their new four-legged family member. Certain dogs need more attention while others are more self-sufficient. Some breeds can thrive in a city while other dogs were bred for roaming large acres of land. Ownership costs can vary widely across breeds, as well. A report from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals calculated that the lifetime ownership of a dog could set one back anywhere between $27,074 and $42,545.

    Since people from various geographic locations are differently suited to cater to the needs of certain dog breeds, Stacker referenced the American Kennel Club in order to see how heavily one’s home state influences their breed preference. Each state is listed along with its three most popular dog breeds, according to total ownership.

    Read on to discover which furry companion is the most popular in your state.

  • Alabama

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (1,944 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (1,510 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Beagles (682 dogs)

  • Alaska

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (384 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (187 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Golden retrievers (169 dogs)

  • Arizona

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (1,284 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (763 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: French bulldogs (669 dogs)

  • Arkansas

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (1,729 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (876 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Beagles (619 dogs)

  • California

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (6,839 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: French bulldogs (6,524 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Bulldogs (3,727 dogs)

  • Colorado

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (2,169 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: Golden retrievers (1,219 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (1,143 dogs)

  • Connecticut

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (682 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: Golden retrievers (510 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (469 dogs)

  • Delaware

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (374 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (167 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Golden retrievers (94 dogs)

  • Florida

    Most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (3,451 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (3,345 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: French bulldogs (2,629 dogs)

  • Georgia

    Most popular breed: Labrador retrievers (2,942 dogs)
    Second most popular breed: German shepherd dogs (1,935 dogs)
    Third most popular breed: Golden retrievers (1,316 dogs)

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