Top 10 dog breeds by state

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Do Californians prefer fluffy, tiny dogs that neatly fit in a designer purse? Are Huskies really the favorite breed in Alaska? has the answers and the findings may be surprising.

The website has complied data on the top ten, popular dog breeds in each state.

It's no surprise to most that the Labrador Retriever repeatedly made the top ten list.

The loyal Lab is long ranked by the American Kennel Club as a popular family pet.

According to the websites, even in states where the Lab wasn't on top, the breed still came in either second or third in every state but Nevada.

Other breed trends included: The Chihuahua was listed in the top three in 34 states.

Surprising perhaps to some, the American Pit Bull Terrier also made the top three in 28 states.

The Yorkshire Terrier and German Sheppard ranked high and were in the top five in 37 states.

Top Breeds in Michigan

1. Labrador Retriever
2. American Pit Bull Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Chihuahua
5. Shih Tzu
6. Yorkshire Terrier
7. Golden Retriever
8. Boxer
9. Beagle
10. Pomeranian

To see the entire list of popular breeds by state, check out the interactive map.

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