Favorite Dogs

Americans Favorite Dog Breeds by State, Ranked

Learn more about Americans' favorite pet

  • #1 New Hampshire came in as the most puppy-loving state.
  • 72% Labradors are proving to be the most popular breeds, coming on top in almost every state.
  • 36% "Max" is the most popular name in the America.

With dramatic lifestyle, shifts come dramatic lifestyle choices. The extra time we’ve been spending at home during the pandemic has contributed to a spike in puppy adoption across the country in August 2022.

Whether it’s to combat feelings of loneliness or just the result of having more free time to invest in caring for a pet, Americans have been turning to puppies for comfort. We analyzed puppy adoption levels prior to and during the pandemic to discover some very interesting facts about Americans’ favorite pets.

Ranking The Most Puppy-Loving States

We ranked the following states according to the number of people per capita who are looking to adopt a dog. New Hampshire came in as the most puppy-loving state, followed by Oregon in second and Nevada in third. Those in Mississippi have shown the least interest in adopting a puppy since the onset of the pandemic.

Top 5 Most Adopted Breeds Per State

Labradors and Chihuahuas are proving to be the most popular breeds, coming on top of almost every state between them.



TOP Data analyzed a dog adoption database of 500,000 adopted dogs, analyzed online adoption data, and surveyed 1,000 dog owners across the U.S.

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