These are the most popular dog breeds in every US state

These are the most popular dog breeds in every US state

As a nation, the United States loves dogs.

During the global pandemic, the comfort of the furry friends – including cuddling, going on walks around the block, and just playing – got many Americans, who felt socially isolated, through an uncertain time.

But there are still divides among dog lovers, with some showing a clear soft spot for certain breeds and a slight lack of tolerance for others.

Those who may want a training pal may opt for a Labrador Retriever, for example, while those who want a loyal pet may consider a Beagle.

But, whether people want a purse pop, herd dogs or just a companion, there truly is a canine for everyone. So which dog breeds are the most popular in each state?

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Well, according to a report from CBD pet brand Honest Paws, which looked at Google data over the past year, the Havanese – a loving and affectionate breed – is a favorite in Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Nebraska.

On the other hand, those living in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire loved Golden Retrievers.

But the number one dog breed in the highest number of states was the bulldog.

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This was top in California, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Georgia (the University of Georgia dons a bulldog mascot), Iowa, Delaware and Florida.

German shepherds, which President Joe Biden owns, are favored in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. One of the most misunderstood dogs, the pit bull, got some appreciation in Arkansas.

The corgi was also a preferred breed in North Dakota and Oregon. Queen Elizabeth II is estimated to have had over 30 corgis in her reign.

The team at Honest Paws worked out the data by creating a list of 40 dog breeds that are popular within seven groups – toy, terrier, sporting, non-sporting, herding, and working – and assessing which group had the most search inquiries in each state and the District of Columbia.

For more information about the report, visit the Honest Paws website here.

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