The people of Colorado love their dogs. In fact, Fort Collins was recently ranked as the most dog-friendly city in the Centennial State.
Still, some dogs are more common than others. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles are the most popular breeds in the United States.
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But what kind of dogs does the Colorado love the most? Keep reading to find out.
WideOpenPets.com, BestLifeOnline.com, and BusinessInsider.com list the Rhodesian Ridgeback as Colorado’s most beloved dog.
AKC says the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a “dignified, affectionate, even-tempered” dog and the perfect companion for an athlete (given Colorado is one of the fittest states, this follows).
australian cattle dog
MarthaStewart.com and OutThereColorado.com find the Australian Cattle Dog to be Colorado’s favorite pup.
According to AKC, the Australian Cattle Dog is an “alert, inquisitive, pleasant” dog that makes a great running partner.
TopAgency.com notes that Colorado residents are particularly fond of the Chihuahua.
AKC says the Chihuahua is a “charming, graceful and sassy” lapdog that thrives in an urban environment – perfect for living in Denver and Fort Collins.
TheDelite.com lists the golden retriever as Colorado’s favorite dog breed.
According to AKC, the Golden Retriever is a “friendly, intelligent, and devoted” dog that is great with families, young children, and other dogs.
Reader’s Digest finds that the Coloradans have a weakness for the pooch. Indeed, Centennial State residents love to adopt shelter dogs, which are usually mixed breeds.
- English Bulldog (OutThereColorado.com)
- Border collie (OutThereColorado.com)
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi (OutThereColorado.com)
- German Shorthaired Pointer (OutThereColorado.com)
- Labrador retriever (TopAgency.com & Reader’s Digest)
- Siberian Husky (TopAgency.com)
- Pitbull (TopAgency.com)
- German shepherd (Reader’s Digest)
Learn more about the animals the Coloradans know and love in the gallery below.
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