These Fabulous Poochies are the Top 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Arizona
We love our dogs as much as our human families. According to the fido-friendly website, Pawlicy.com, in Arizona, 58% of Arizona households own a pet, 43% of us own at least one dog, and 26.4% own a cat.
Whether you're looking to add to your growing pack or adopting a dog for the very first time, there's a breed for everyone.
Here's a list of the most popular dog breeds in Arizona. According to the American Kennel Club, these are the top five breeds Arizonans love:
1. We Love Our Labrador Retriever
This friendly and loyal breed is the most popular dog in the United States and it's no different in Arizona.
Labs make great family dogs, who love to play and swim, and cuddle on the couch. These energetic pups are loyal and fun.
2. Going Gaga Over German Shepherds
If you want an intelligent and versatile breed, the German Shepherd is your guy. You'll see German Shepherds as working dogs for police, military, border patrol and search and rescue.
Did you know? German Shepherds are also loyal and protective of their owners.
3. The Gentle Golden Retriever is Loving Favorite
You don't know love until you've been in the orbit of a Golden Retriever. This cheerful and affectionate breed loves to be around humans and would probably spend all of her time with her head on your lap. A vet once told me, "you could pet a golden 23 hours a day, and she'd still want more pets."
Goldens are known for their gentle temperament, love to play fetch. And did I mention - they love getting a good scritch around the ears? They're also amazing with kids and other pets.
4. The Fabulous French Bulldog
This cute and compact breed is the fourth most popular dog in Arizona, and their popularity is growing. They're so playful and charming you'll never get tired of watching their silliness. They can also be stubborn and snorty.
Frenchies don't need much exercise, but they do need a cool spot in hot weather.
5. The Ever-Popular Poodle
Poodles are elegant and smart, and they take the fifth spot for most popular breed in Arizona.
Poodles come in different sizes and colors, and did you know? They have hypoallergenic coats that don't shed much. Poodles are also easy to train and very adaptable.
6. The Best Breed in Arizona
All of these breeds are amazing, but the absolute best dog breed in Arizona is RESCUED!
This is a statistic I can't back up with science or math - but I guarantee it's 100% accurate! Dogs make our lives better.
If you have room in your home and your heart for a pet, consider checking out your local animal shelter or rescue and bring your forever friend into your home!