Who doesn’t like dogs?
Ah yes, the dog. The men’s best friend. Good old Fido and Rover. Probably the greatest living creation.
Let’s face it, if you love dogs, you’re getting where I’m going with this. They are simply wonderful creatures. Dogs have the ability to do so much for us. They are loyal, lovable, protective, young, and downright perfect. They can even help improve your own health. According to the American Kennel Club, dogs can help reduce stress, improve heart health, give you a more active lifestyle, reduce loneliness, and even reduce the risk of allergies.
As you can probably tell, I’ve owned a dog all my life. Nothing but rescue dogs for life for this guy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have affection for all breeds.
I was reading the other day that the Labrador Retriever is actually the most popular breed in Maine. It’s not surprising. These canines make a perfect dog breed, especially for us Mainers. However, it made me start wondering about other popular dog breeds here in Maine.
Thanks to WBLM’s social media nation, I was able to put together a list of 30 different dog breeds that listeners chose as their favorites.
Some of these dog breeds are the absolute top draft picks, while others are a little more surprising. One thing I know is that there is no wrong answer. Every dog is equally awesome.
You can see our voters’ picks below. What breed of dog do you prefer?
And don’t forget to check out your local shelter to potentially find your next good girl or boy.
Favorite Mainer Dog Breeds
Mainers told us their favorite dog breeds. It’s a unique and diverse list…with a surprise or two.
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