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The Most Popular Dog Breeds in Each State
Dogs — a man’s (and woman’s) best friend. They have been our companions for centuries and have found a place in everyone’s hearts across the globe. One place that can’t seem to get enough of the adorable four-legged friends is the United States. Each state has its own favorite, and we have compiled a list of those below. Maybe this can help you decide what kind of dog you want to add to the family!
Alabama — Shih Tzu
Shih Tzus are very affectionate and super energetic, which is perfect for this southern state that sits at the heart of the region. This pup, with a long history, brings many Alabamans a lot of joy.
The breed itself has been around since way back in 1000 B.C. in China. Though in truth, most feel that its origins stem from Nepal and that the pup found its way to China as a gift.
Alaska — Bloodhound
It seems when Alaskans are looking to bring a dog into their lives that the most sought after option is the Bloodhound. It is a large dog, which might be handy when that snow gets high. Not only is the Bloodhound bigger in size, but it’s also a very friendly breed.
The pup will grow to be up to between 23 and 27 inches, and has the potential to weigh in at 110 pounds. But, despite its size, this breed of dog is sweet and affectionate — not to mention, very loyal!
Arizona — Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu finds a huge fan base in the state of Arizona as well. In fact, many people are rumored to call these cute little pups the “chrysanthemum-faced dogs.” Perhaps this has something to do with the way their hair grows on that cute, kissable face.
This discerning feature also adds to the steps of upkeep for this dog breed. You will need to keep the fur around the snout trimmed short so the little one can see.
Arkansas — Basset Hound
Over in Arkansas, if you’re looking to follow the trends, you’ll want to consider making the Basset Hound your four-legged companion. This breed is very relaxed, and often has charming and unique personalities.
They have an incredible sense of smell, which is why they were used for hunting. Even with that, they are not as active as you might think and enjoy lazing around as much as trudging through the fields.
California — French Bulldog
Frenchies (as these adorable little pups are called) seem to have a lot of fans in California. They are small and easy to carry around, which is what most Californians love about them — that and the fact that they have a laid back and playful disposition.
Not only does this breed love to play, but these dogs can be ultra-protective too! Something you might not have known is that this breed didn’t actually originate in France, but rather England.
Colorado — Golden Retriever
Golden retrievers are by far one of the most popular dogs in the US, but some states love them a bit more than others. One of these states is Colorado. The breed is known for being loyal as well as loving, which makes it a great option for families.
In fact, they even have their own day — February 3rd. This is slated as International Golden Retriever Day. In Colorado, there is a city named Golden that has celebrated this day with over 100 Golden Retrievers.
Connecticut — Siberian Husky
In Connecticut, the dog to be is the Siberian Husky. It’s the most popular dog in this state, and it isn’t hard to see why. Aside from the fact that you’re bound to keep busy with your Husky as they have a lot of energy, you’ll also find yourself completely captivated by those eyes!
With so much snow, it’s not a surprise that one of the favorite dogs of Connecticut is the Husky. These dogs were bred to be sled dogs centuries ago and have become a very popular choice of pet over the years.
Delaware — Akita
Though the Akita is not amongst the top breeds in the US, there are a few states that it reigns as the most popular. Of the few, Delaware is one, and it makes sense when you learn its nickname. The Akita is often called the “son country dog.”
This beautiful pooch originates in the snowy mountain regions of Japan. It was first used as a hunting dog and even has its own museum in Japan.
Florida — Maltese
You know you have made it into the big leagues when you have clubs dedicated to you. The Maltese is a very popular breed in the Sunshine State — Florida. In fact, they do have quite a few clubs specifically for them and their owners.
These pups, which came from the island nation of Malta, are energetic and opinionated. But mostly, they are known for their long flowing, beautiful coat.
Georgia — Maltese
Just north of Florida in Georgia, they love the Maltese almost as much. Though this pup has a very distinctive coat, it doesn’t have to be stuck with the long-haired look. In fact, it looks really good with the puppy cut, too.
This is not age-specific, of course, but rather a preference. If you had a Maltese of your own, would you give it a fresh cut or let its locks flow wild and free?
Hawaii — Pomeranian
If you are living on the beautiful Hawaiian islands, then you probably see a lot of Pomeranians. This is because of all the breeds, this pooch is the most popular. The breed — which descends from big sled dogs — may be small in stature but there’s no denying that these dogs have big personalities.
Most dogs from this breed will grow to be at least seven inches tall and can weigh in at up to seven pounds.
Idaho — Bloodhound
There’s no way you could look at a Bloodhound’s face and not feel the urge to give it some love — we wouldn’t be able to fight the urge honestly. That may be why the folks in Idaho prefer this large dog when it comes to choosing a loyal companion.
This canine is very active but can be just as chill. They are also easily trained and make great sidekicks for those long hikes or a cuddle buddy for those cold Idahoan winters.
Illinois — Rottweiler
These large and imposing dogs have gotten a bad reputation throughout the years. There are even some places where they have been outlawed. But, when it comes to the folks in Illinois, they love the Rottweiler more than any other breed.
The Rottweiler is a loyal breed — not to mention, smart. This means they’re easy to train and can make a great security guard for families.
Indiana — Rottweiler
You might find it surprising that the Rottweiler is one of the best therapy dogs out there. This may be because of their fierce loyalty and intelligence.
There are organizations that provide therapy dogs, and several of them have used the breed with much success! We’re not sure if that’s why this breed is the fan-favorite in Indiana, but it might play a part. Plus, they’re very loving, so they can be a good companion for families as well as solo dog lovers.
Iowa — Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are naturally one of the most popular dog breeds out there and for many reasons. However, in Iowa, they reign supreme.
It’s most likely the same reason as to why they’re popular all over the globe — because they’re energetic, loyal, and very intelligent. This breed is especially well-suited for those that love to be active and spend time in the great outdoors.
Kansas — Rottweiler
In the midwest, the Rottweiler seems to have a pretty strong following. Another state that falls under this gorgeous pup’s spell is Kansas. Despite their bad rep, this breed does find itself in the top ten dog breeds across the nation, but in Kansas and several other states, it takes the number one spot.
There are many ideas on the origins of the breed, but the most popular is that they descend from Roman herding dogs. That may explain their loyalty and why they’re so easy to train.
Kentucky — Bloodhound
Kentucky is a fairly rural southern state, and one that has found the perfect breed when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. What breed is it? The adorable and very loving Bloodhound. But, because of this, they may find themselves visiting the vet more frequently than with other breeds.
This breed loves to eat and will eat anything. Along with this, because of the skin folds, they do take extra care to make sure they stay healthy.
Louisiana – Saint Bernard
Louisiana is hot and humid, so their favorite may surprise you a bit. The folk down in the bayou seem to really have an affinity for Saint Bernards. A breed that was born in the high altitude nation of Switzerland in their famous mountains — the Alps — this breed has a lot of great qualities.
Clearly, the people of Louisiana feel the same. They seem to really appreciate the loyalty and patience that Saint Bernards are known to have.
Maine — Pug
If you were to look at the whole state of Maine’s Google history, odds are you may see the pug being searched quite a bit. This pup is small but has one of the most expressive faces of any dog breed.
Once called a lap dog by the Chinese, it is less active than many other breeds. In fact, they are probably more inclined to be cuddling up next to you than jumping around for attention.
Maryland — Bichon Frise
When it comes to personality, many organizations look at the Bichon Frise as a breed with one of the best out there. Even if this isn’t a fact, the people of Maryland believe this frizzy, little pup tops all other breeds.
The breed sheds very little fur and is extremely alert, making them great as guard dogs. Plus, the Bichon Frise is known to be a laid back breed.
Massachusetts — Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers find another state where they reign supreme — Massachusetts. In this state, these adventurous pups have plenty of places to check out, which is great as this breed needs a lot of activity.
But, make sure to take them to the vet before you take them for intense activity. Since they have the potential to develop bone and joint problems, it’s always a smart idea to make sure your furry friend is up to the task.
Michigan — Rottweiler
Rottweilers have many famous celebrity fans. People like Bruno Mars and Will Smith are among these. But, you know where these pups are really loved? Michigan. This state has a love affair with the dogs.
And that may be for a few different reasons. One thing is for sure, though — the celebrities and the people of Michigan all love the fierce devotion these pups have to their humans.
Minnesota — English Springer Spaniel
Loyal and eager to please, the English Springer Spaniel is a great option for a loyal furry companion. The people of Minnesota know this very well. These dogs are perfect for families with kids, as they can be trained easily.
This dog, in fact, was originally used as a hunting dog. They were bred to be perfect for bird hunting, so they love to play and are super smart.
Mississippi — Dachshund
The Weiner dog — otherwise properly known as the Dachshund — is a small breed of dog that’s very popular in the southern state of Mississippi. This breed is not really built for anything long-distance, but is very active in general.
The people of Mississippi love these little guys and gals. Dachshunds do have a lot of energy, so they’ll definitely want to play!
Missouri — Akita
Every year, the state of Missouri gets tons of snow during the winter, which may be why they love the Akita breed so much. Because of the physical attributes of this breed, they’re perfect for handling snow and cold temperatures.
One of these said features is their webbed toes that make it easier to stroll through the snow without sinking in too deep. On these paws, they also have dewclaws, which enable the breed to climb icier snowbanks.
Montana — Belgian Malinois
So, if you’ve heard of the Belgian Malinois, you’re clearly a major dog lover. This must be the case in Montana, as this breed is the number one favorite breed to bring home. The reason is evident, once you get a closer look at the qualities of the pooch.
These dogs are super active, intelligent, and work hard for their humans. Being that Montana is so rural, the breed does exceptionally well here, as they require a lot of physical activity.
Nebraska — Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Overall, the people that live in Nebraska like small and compact dogs that can make for a good inside pet. But, of all the varieties of little dogs they can choose from, it is the Welsh Corgi that grabs the hearts of midwesterners.
The small pups are also very attentive, alert, and have no fear. This is a great combination if you’re looking for a reliable guard dog.
Nevada — Shetland Sheepdog
In Nevada, you’d be betting on the right breed if you chose the Shetland Sheepdog. These dogs are often known as Shelties and are the most popular dog breed in the Silver State. The breed is agile and has some herding capabilities as well.
Because of these attributes, the dog is known as a smart breed that’s simple to train and can make a great therapy dog for those that need one.
New Hampshire — Golden Retriever
New Hampshire and Massachusetts have a lot in common, including their choice for their favorite dog breed. The Golden Retriever may, like other breeds, need to be socialized and trained early. Once they are, though, they’re super well-behaved and friendly.
The sooner you expose your Golden Retriever to more people and places, the better adjusted they will be when you take them out on those long walks through the park.
New Jersey — Maltese
This lightweight pup usually weighs in at seven pounds or less, and finds itself at the top of the list of most loved dogs in New Jersey. The small pup is perfect for small homes and is a great option for a family pet.
These little canines are very aware of their surroundings and eager to please their humans. This makes them very easy to train. One tip, though — remember those treats, as they’ll need constant reinforcement.
New Mexico – Shih Tzu
New Mexico is a state in the southwest of the United States, and its favorite pup seems to be the Shih Tzu. This is another small breed with a pretty loyal following, including celebrities like Beyoncé and Bill Gates.
These little guys are super affectionate and have very distinct personalities. With these fun dispositions, your life will definitely be richer. But, be warned — they can also be a little stubborn.
New York — Havanese
This cute, little pup is the only dog breed that hails from the tropical island of Cuba. With a large Cuban community, the breed was introduced to the populace of New York, and now they can’t get enough of it.
This dog needs some exercise but not as much as others, and can be just as happy inside or outside. This adaptability is perfect for the people of New York.
North Carolina – Shih Tzu
Though the Shih Tzu doesn’t make it into the top ten of the nation’s most beloved pups, it does find a number one slot in many states, including North Carolina. Perhaps the reason this breed isn’t for everyone is due to the extra work required in grooming.
These pups will need consistent grooming to maintain their health and glow. But remember, you don’t have to keep the fur very long, which may mean less work.
North Dakota — Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
In North Dakota, the popularity of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel far surpasses any other breed. This is a smaller spaniel breed, and it’s very easygoing. This adaptability is perfect for a state that not only has rage cities, but also is made up of a ton of rural land.
The truth is, this breed is just happy to be near their human and will enjoy whatever they do. They love tons of affection and attention.
Ohio — Rottweiler
If you’re looking for a dog that requires only a medium level of activity every day, then choosing the favorite dog of Ohio is a good choice. The Rottweiler doesn’t require as much activity as other breeds in order to stay healthy.
The Rottweiler is a hard-working pooch that could even be used on the ranch as a ranch dog. After all, this may well have been the original purpose of the pup.
Oklahoma — Basset Hound
Most may think of the Basset Hound as a lazy dog. But, they’re actually very active and good at hunting, which may be why the folks in Oklahoma love them so much. Their skills in the hunting realm even started a national trial known as the Basset Field Trials.
These events happen every year across the country, including in Oklahoma. Here, groups of Basset Hounds are sent out to hunt rabbits.
Oregon — Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Moving to Oregon and want to fit in? If you’re a dog lover, then this might mean bringing an adorable, little Corgi into your life — seeing as this the state’s favorite pooch. Plus, don’t you want to have something in common with the British royal family?
The Queen herself has many Corgis and has had a deep love for this breed for years. Just like the folks that live in the great state of Oregon.
Pennsylvania — Rottweiler
No matter if you’re a city dweller or one that loves to live away from the bright lights, a Rottweiler is a good option. This is what the people of Pennsylvania have realized, which is why this breed is the most popular in the state.
These pups are loyal, loving, and smart. If raised and bred correctly, they’ll have all these qualities rather than the ones that gave this breed a bad rep.
Rhode Island — Portuguese Water Dog
We don’t know about you guys but there are plenty of people that have never even heard of or seen a Portuguese Water Dog. Still, even if you’ve never seen one, the folks of Rhode Island absolutely love this breed — so much so, in fact, that it has become the top favorite for those that live in the northeastern state.
The breed is known for its affectionate nature, as well as its intelligence. This makes it fairly simple to train these doggos. Interested in getting one of your own? Us, too.
South Carolina — Boxer
In South Carolina, they have fallen for the Boxer, and there are plenty of reasons why this is. Not only does this breed have a long history, but they make a very loyal friend. In fact, the Boxer is one of the most loved breeds in the United States.
With a history that goes back to the Assyrian Empire, this ancient breed is smart and loyal — not to mention that these pups are full of energy.
South Dakota — Boston Terrier
Are you looking for the “American gentleman” of the canine world? Then, you’re looking for the Boston Terrier, like many of the people in Montana. This pup is very popular in this state for many reasons.
Aside from being intelligent and friendly, the Boston Terrier is also a very well-behaved breed. If you choose this little dog, you’ll need to make sure they get plenty of exercise, which is nice for those who love outdoor activities — such as hiking.
Tennessee — Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie is one of the most popular breeds by far, but it takes the number one spot when it comes to the southern state of Tennessee. This pup has a big personality!
Yorkies are pretty easy to take everywhere with you because of their size. Of course, though, there are tons of other reasons why you should love this pup. One said reason is the amount of energy this little dog comes with — you’ll never have a dull moment again!
Texas – French Bulldog
When you think of the big state of Texas, you may think hunting dog breeds or larger breeds would be the favorite, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, the breed of dog that holds the highest spot on the list is the French Bulldog.
The French Bulldog is very expressive and curious. This may mean they need training early, but that’s to be expected with such an active and intelligent breed.
Utah — Poodle
Maybe one of the most recognizable breeds in the world is the poodle, and this breed also tops the list of popular dogs in Utah. They may be most known for their unique hairdos. They’re curly pups who need to be groomed very often.
Other than their appearance, they’re super smart and can be trained easily. They’re independent pups but very loyal to their humans.
Vermont – Bernese Mountain Dog
If you’re looking for a dog that’s perfect for small children, you may want to consider Vermont’s favorite dog — the Bernese Mountain Dog. This is a very sturdy dog that has undying loyalty to its owners.
Besides being able to handle heavy tasks and chores like those on a farm, these dogs are also super affectionate and very patient. This makes them great for families with small children.
Virginia — Akita
Many accredit the famous Helen Keller as the person who introduced Virginia’s favorite breed to the US. The Akita has a long history and is very loyal, which is perfect for almost any home. This is why Ms. Keller loved the dog and perhaps why they’re so popular in Virginia today.
They are unwaveringly loyal. One even made headlines after waiting for his deceased owner at a train station for almost 10 years.
Washington – Siberian Husky
Huskies are one of those breeds that take a little extra care, but these extra needs don’t seem to deter the folks in Washington State. The Siberian Husky is the most popular dog in this state. These beautiful creatures are athletic and have tons of energy.
This, of course, means more time is needed outside. One word of caution — they’re good at getting away, so make sure to keep eyes on your Husky.
West Virginia – German Shepherd
German Shepherds always find themselves on lists of the most popular breeds in the US, but in West Virginia, they’re always number one. These four-legged friends are one of those breeds that are just pretty through and through — from their physical attributes to their temperament.
They’re known for being loyal and protective, as well as intelligent and affectionate. While they make great police dogs, they can be a great family pet too!
Wisconsin – Bichon Frise
In Wisconsin, if you want to follow the crowd, you’ll want to get yourself a Bichon Frise. This breed has a long history, which we are sure is one reason for its popularity. Even more than that, though, these dogs have a stellar personality.
The dog of many royal houses, they’re proud and regal looking pups. But, they are also energetic and super affectionate.
Wyoming — Rottweiler
Wyoming is also known as the Cowboy State, so it makes sense that the favorite breed here is imposing and hard working. The Rottweiler is the breed that many Wyoming ranchers and others love.
These dogs are perfect for protecting livestock and families, too. They can be trained very easily, but along with all that, they’re playful and have great personalities. So, it’s no wonder why this state and so many others love this breed.