It’s no secret that dogs are man’s best friend. I’ve owned a dog since I was a kid and can’t imagine living with my dog by my side.
Dog owners form a tight-knit community, who come together to share their special bond with their four-legged family member or multiple dogs in many cases.
We have owned a beaglebull (pitbull/bagle mix) named Odessa for three years and she is simply amazing. He’s a rescue dog who just needed a loving home. We don’t know what her backstory was, or why on earth an 18-month-old dog was in a shelter like her, but we thank our lucky stars every day that she found her way into our lives.
When you walk around your neighborhood in New York State, you may see more dog breeds than others. I know we see a lot of Labs in my neighborhood of South Buffalo, but are there certain dog breeds that are more popular than others in New York State?
Perhaps you notice a greater abundance of certain dog breeds in your neighborhood in New York State.
It turns out that there are dog breeds that are more popular than others.
According to Reader’s Digest, the three most popular dog breeds in New York are:
- Labrador Retrievers
- german shepherds
- Golden retriever
It is perfectly logical. I’ve lost count of how many labs and goldens I’ve seen in the western New York neighborhoods. German Shepherds are also beautiful dogs. It is a dream to have one in our family one day.
Pennsylvania also has exactly the three most popular dog breeds.
If you are about to get a dog, take the leap of faith and adopt one. So many dogs need loving homes and rescue dogs deserve a chance, as many of them are in shelters through no fault of their own.
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