That old saying “familiarity breeds contempt” doesn’t seem to apply to dogs. A survey by Forbes on favorite dog breeds found just over half of the respondents chose a breed they currently own or have owned. The favorite breeds in most states are medium-sized (Australian shepherd) to large (such as Bernese Mountain dog, German shepherd). Maybe it’s fitting that one of the smallest states, Delaware, picks the small Boston terrier as its top breed. There’s one limit to this survey: no mixed-breed dogs allowed. The survey asked only about AKC registered breeds. But a survey by Waltham Petcare Science Institute says mutts grew in popularity by 65% from 2015 to 2019.
Each State’s Favorite Dog Breed Ranked – Forbes Advisor