These Are the 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Colorado
Colorado residents love their dogs — in fact, Fort Collins recently ranked as the most dog-friendly city in the Centennial State.
Still, some dogs are more common than others. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), labrador retrievers, French bulldogs, golden retrievers, German shepherds, and poodles are the most popular breeds in the U.S.
But what kind of canines does Colorado love the most? Read on to find out.
Australian Cattle Dog
According to AKC, the Australian cattle dog is an "alert, curious, pleasant" canine that makes an excellent running partner.
TopAgency.com notes that Colorado residents are particularly fond of the Chihuahua.
AKC says the Chihuahua is a "charming, graceful, sassy" lapdog that thrives in a city environment — perfect for Denver and Fort Collins living.
TheDelite.com lists the golden retriever as Colorado's preferred dog breed.
According to AKC, the golden retriever is a "friendly, intelligent, devoted" canine that is great with families, young children, and other dogs.
Reader's Digest finds that Coloradans have a soft spot for the mutt. This is because Centennial State residents love adopting shelter dogs, which are commonly mixed breeds.
- English bulldog (OutThereColorado.com)
- Border collie (OutThereColorado.com)
- Pembroke Welsh corgi (OutThereColorado.com)
- German shorthaired pointer (OutThereColorado.com)
- Labrador retriever (TopAgency.com & Reader's Digest)
- Siberian husky (TopAgency.com)
- Pit bull (TopAgency.com)
- German shepherd (Reader's Digest)
Learn more about the animals Coloradans know and love in the gallery below.