Meet The Top Breeds In Major US Cities

From Atlanta to LA, These Are America’s Top Dogs

By Catalina Barrios

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It is common to seek recommendations from sources you trust when you are unfamiliar with a restaurant, a hotel, or even a vacation destination. Gathering opinions and information, along with personal research, helps us to make a good decision. The same process applies when selecting your best doggy match. There are so many different breeds, each with its own temperament and idiosyncrasies – it can be really hard to decide which dog to rehome.


The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released its most popular breed list and the Labrador Retriever is still holding the #1 spot (and has been for 27 years!). But, have you ever wondered which is the most popular dog in your city? AKC has that covered too! And we are thrilled to break it down for you.

Atlanta

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ATL is a friendly and welcoming city, famous for peach cobbler, devotion to sports teams, and a thriving rap scene. Even Drake, who never misses an opportunity to represent his hometown of Toronto, has professed his love for Atlanta. So which dogs make the top 5 for ATLiens?

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog


Boston


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Boston is one of the oldest and most unique cities in the US. It is made up of distinct neighborhoods, called districts, each with its own vibe and diversity. And that accent? Real and totally something you will fall in love with. The city and its people are die hard sports fans with hearts of gold. These are the dogs they love most:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. French Bulldog
5. Yorkshire Terrier

Chicago

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The windy city is full of dog lovers! And lots of them – as the 3rd most populous city in the US, Chicago boasts an infinite supply of culture, history, and pride. With plenty of outdoor public spaces, it’s a great place to stay active even when living downtown with one of these dogs:


1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog

Los Angeles

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When you think of what’s “Sooo LA”, you may think of teeny, tiny dogs in purses or perched on laps. But, some of our larger furry friends made the cut! With sophistication and a shine that is the envy of the world, LA is most populated by these famous breeds:

1. French Bulldog
2. Bulldog
3. Labrador Retriever
4. Golden Retriever
5. German Shepherd Dog

Miami

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A city full of arts and culture, a thriving culinary scene, and annual international art fair Art Basel, this southern Floridian city is a hot spot for many reasons. We hope these pups can keep cool!

1. German Shepherd Dog
2. French Bulldog
3. Labrador Retriever
4. Golden Retriever
5. Rottweiler

New York

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The 212, or 646…0r 917, depending on where you are, is a city filled with dog parks, boutiques, and now finally, a dog-friendly cafe. New Yorkers fiercely love their dogs, and these breeds rule the most:

1. French Bulldog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. Bulldog
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Golden Retriever

San Francisco

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Year round fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, and incredible architecture make up the reputation of San Fran. Also home of Silicon Valley, we wonder which breed best suits a tech star?  While Zuck has his Beast, these are the dogs that have the hearts of San Fran:

1. French Bulldog
2. Golden Retriever
3. Labrador Retriever
4. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
5. Poodle

Seattle

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The land of Starbucks and parklands, Seattle is a fabulous city for dog owners. Surrounded by mountains and forest, it’s perfect for adventure lovers and high energy pups!

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. French Bulldog
4. German Shepherd Dog
5. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Washington

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While there is currently no first dog in America (a sad state, if you ask us), Washington is full of dog lovers who choose these breeds the most:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Golden Retriever
3. French Bulldog
4. Bulldog
5. Poodle

West Palm Beach

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This South Florida city is known for being glam, and is home to one of our favorite dog-friendly hotels in America. In West Palm Beach, expect to see a lot of these pups:

1. French Bulldog
2. Labrador Retriever
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Bulldog

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Is your city on this list? If not, no worries as you can find out the most popular dog breed in your state by checking the American Kennel Club page.