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The Most Popular Dog Breeds in Cities Across the United States

Trupanion pet insurance digs into its database to give us the most popular breeds city by city.

Michael Leaverton  |  Sep 30th 2014


When it comes to the most-popular dogs in the country, mixed breeds, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers take the top three spots, according to Trupanion, the pet insurance company, which digs into its database every year to compile the listings.

Quite frankly, that’s a boring statistic. We’ve heard that for years. Much better are Trupanion’s city by city rankings, which lists the top 10 breeds in specific areas. As expected, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York have a lot of small breeds — the French Bulldog got the top spot in N.Y. and S.F.

The top dog in Seattle, though, is a nice surprise: the Alaskan Malamute. We’re not sure why. Perhaps the Malamute looks the best in the Subaru Outback, or maybe all that facial fur makes everyone feel right at home.

Nobody is screwing around in Chicago, however. The top dog there is an English Bulldog. Nobody is screwing around in Miami, either. The top dog there is the American Bulldog. Chicago, however, keeps the large breed spirit going, with the Bullmastiff and the Olde English Bulldog also showing up in the top five, and the American Bulldog shows up in the top 10. Chicago and Bulldogs — who knew?

Raleigh, however, hoists the Basset Hound to the top spot, but the real surprise there is the Great Dane taking the No. 2 spot. Raleigh also has our only Pit Bull in all the city rankings, coming in at No. 10.

As for the people of Boston, they made the Puggle No. 1. That’s a nice side you’re showing, Boston.

Here are the full rankings (and be sure to check out our breed database to get more information on them):

New York

Boston

Raleigh

Miami

French Bulldog

Puggle

Basset Hound

American Bulldog

Havanese

Cockapoo

Great Dane

Maltese

Shiba Inu

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees)

Rat Terrier

Coton de Tulear

Olde English Bulldog

Miniature Dachshund

Yorkshire Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Labrador Retriever

Greyhound

Dachshund

Toy Poodle

Cairn Terrier

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

Miniature Poodle

Labradoodle

Scottish Terrier

French Bulldog

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rat Terrier

Maltipoo

Italian Greyhound

Portuguese Water

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Australian Shepherd

Golden Retriever

American Pitbull Terrier

Italian Greyhound

San Francisco

Los Angeles

Seattle

French Bulldog

Terrier Mix

Alaskan Malamute

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Maltipoo

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Labradoodle

Pomeranian

Rat Terrier

Bichon Frise

French Bulldog

Greyhound

Maltipoo

Toy Poodle

French Bulldog

English Bulldog

Maltese

Shiba Inu

Pug

Chihuahua

Labradoodle

Dachshund

Poodle

Australian Cattle Dog

Terrier Mix

Cockapoo

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Poodle

Cocker Spaniel

Bernese Mountain Dog

Chicago

Minneapolis/St. Paul

English Bulldog

English Springer Spaniel

Schnoodle

German Pointer

Bullmastiff

Newfoundland

Cairn Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog

Olde English Bulldog

American Staffordshire Terrier

Shar Pei

Papillon

Yorkiepoo

Goldendoodle

Puggle

Labrador Retriever

American Bulldog

Border Collie

Beagle

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

To learn more about these breeds, visit our breed database, and visit Trupanion’s city by city rankings to get stats.

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