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.
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
Colorado: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Connecticut: Siberian Husky
Delaware: Cane Corso
Florida: French Bulldog
Hawaii: Shiba Inu
Idaho: Border Collie
Illinois: French Bulldog
Indiana: Doberman Pinscher
Iowa: Bichon Frise
Kansas: Doberman Pinscher
Kentucky: Doberman Pinscher
Louisiana: St. Bernard
Maine: Labrador Retriever
Maryland: Bull Mastiff
Massachusetts: French Bulldog
Minnesota: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Mississippi: Yorkshire Terrier
Montana: Australian Shepherd
Nebraska: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
New Hampshire: Golden Retriever
New Jersey: Maltese
New Mexico: Chihuahua
New York: French Bulldog
North Carolina: Doberman Pinscher
North Dakota: German Shorthaired Pointer
Ohio: Doberman Pinscher
Oregon: Bull Mastiff
Rhode Island: French Bulldog
South Carolina: English Cocker Spaniel
South Dakota: Shetland Sheep Dog
Tennessee: Doberman Pinscher
Texas: Doberman Pinscher
Utah: English Cocker Spaniel
Vermont: Golden Retriever
Virginia: Bichon Frise
Washington: Siberian Husky
West Virginia: German Shepherd
Wisconsin: Great Dane
Wyoming: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
And there you have it! The dog breeds people search for most in each state.
This article was originally published February 13, 2018.