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The Most Popular Dog Breed in Every State, All On One Map


Here are the dog breeds people search for most in each state. 

Search terms are a powerful thing. Franchise Opportunities is a company that specializes in searching the Internet, and while they mainly focus on business-related ventures, they also compiled the dog breeds most searched for in each state.

A map was created of the most popular dog breeds in each state, and now we can bicker as to if it's right or not. Let's start out with the top three dog breeds searched for in America.

top 3 dog breeds in america

Coming in as the number one searched dog breed is the Doberman Pinscher, which is ranked as the 17th most popular dog breed by the AKC. But that may change if people are looking to learn more about the breed. These highly trainable dogs are loyal and are known to be good guard dogs. They also make good family dogs and can be very affectionate.


Coming in second is the French Bulldog, which is the 4th most popular dog in the AKC registry. With their bat-like ears and squishy faces, it's no wonder that people are searching for this breed. These playful pups are small and stout and make fun companions. Learn more about their breed here, and also about the controversy of overbreeding brachycephalic dogs here

Finally, the third most popular dog breed that Americans are searching for on the Internet is the Rottweiler. Rotties are the 8th most popular dog breed according to the AKC. These big, loving guardians are also most known to be good guard dogs but love to cuddle with those he knows.

If Dobermans are the number one and Rottweilers are number three, does that mean there is a trend in our country for people searching for guard dogs? Regardless, these dog breeds can be trained and taught valuable social skills and can become confident guardians while still be loving companions.

Here are the rest of the dog breeds searched for in each state.


America's Most Popular Dog Breeds

America's Most Popular Dog Breeds

Alabama: Dachshunds

Alaska: Akita

Arizona: Pug

Beige pug dog sitting on the leaves in autumn

Arkansas: Poodle

California: Maltese

Colorado: Rhodesian Ridgeback

Beautiful dog rhodesian ridgeback puppy

Connecticut: Siberian Husky

Delaware: Cane Corso

Florida: French Bulldog

Beautiful French Bulldog Puppy Dog Pup Puppy Whelp Outdoor In Spring


Georgia: Bulldog

Hawaii: Shiba Inu

Idaho: Border Collie

Border collie

Illinois: French Bulldog

Indiana: Doberman Pinscher

Iowa: Bichon Frise

A small beautiful and adorable white bichon frise dog being groomed by a professional groomer using special products

Kansas: Doberman Pinscher

Kentucky: Doberman Pinscher

Louisiana: St. Bernard

Maine: Labrador Retriever

Maryland: Bull Mastiff

Massachusetts: French Bulldog

French Bulldog on a Bed

Michigan: Newfoundland

Minnesota: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Mississippi: Yorkshire Terrier

Beautiful yorkshire terrier playing with a ball on a grass


Missouri: Rottweiler

Montana: Australian Shepherd

Nebraska: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Weaving Through Poles at a Dog Agility Trial

Nevada: Pomeranian

New Hampshire: Golden Retriever

New Jersey: Maltese

Small dog maltese sitting in the suitcase or bag wearing sunglas

New Mexico: Chihuahua

New York: French Bulldog

North Carolina: Doberman Pinscher


North Dakota: German Shorthaired Pointer

Ohio: Doberman Pinscher

Oklahoma: Rottweiler

Female Rottweiler


Oregon: Bull Mastiff

Pennsylvania: Rottweiler

Rhode Island: French Bulldog

South Carolina: English Cocker Spaniel

English cocker spaniel on green grass in the fruit garden

South Dakota: Shetland Sheep Dog

Tennessee: Doberman Pinscher

Texas: Doberman Pinscher

Utah: English Cocker Spaniel

Vermont: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Swimming In The Pool

Virginia: Bichon Frise

Washington: Siberian Husky

West Virginia: German Shepherd

German Shepherd Dog Laying On Grass

Wisconsin: Great Dane

Wyoming: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Corgi dog in a life jacket

And there you have it! The dog breeds people search for most in each state.


This article was originally published February 13, 2018.

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