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This Map Shows the Most Popular Dog Breed in Each State

The most popular dog breed in each state may surprise you.

Man’s best friend gives us undying affection, long walks and slobbery kisses. It’s no wonder people always talk about their dog to break the ice or make new friends.

Americans own around 75 million dogs, according to the ASPCA. And it might not come as a surprise that every state has a favorite breed.

BarkPost put together a colorful representation of the most popular dog breed in each state. While the results aren’t comprehensive, and don’t speak for every cute-ugly dog owner out there, you might be surprised.

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The good, old Labrador Retriever won out in 38 states. It even won out in most major cities, like LA, San Francisco, Raleigh, Houston and Atlanta.

Chihuahuas rule the house in Arizona and Louisiana.

Arkansas loves Boxers while Oklahoma tends toward English Bulldogs.

Turns out a trusty dog that likes swimming and retrieving sticks does well no matter the climate or culture.

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This Map Shows the Most Popular Dog Breed in Each State