Who doesn't love dogs? It is a well-known fact that Coloradans love dogs. 47% of Coloradans have at least one of these furry best friends in their household.

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I am not a dog owner. Before you call me a dog-hater, I just want to say that I love and adore dogs. I wish I had one. It just isn't the right time for my household. I'll get a dog eventually.

Coloradans Are Passionate About Dog Breeds


I hear a lot of people in my circle talk about what the best dog breed is. Some people love big dogs and others that prefer smaller breeds. Can I cast my vote here?

Big dogs are better. I am also saying this as somebody who grew up with a Shih Tzu and a Pomeranian. Sorry Puglsey and Roscoe.

America's Favorite Dog Breeds Revealed


Forbes went on a deep dive and figured out every state's favorite dog breed. Forbes also looked at America's favorite dog breed. Here are the top five most popular dog breeds.

  • #5 - Bernese Mountain Dog
  • #4 - Labrador Retriever
  • #3 - Bulldog
  • #2 - German Shephard
  • #1 - Australian Shepherd

Forbes asked 10,000 dog owners in all 50 states to compile this data.

Colorado's Favorite Dog Breed

Colorado's favorite dog breed is the German Shepherd. According to Forbes, German Shepherds were the second most favored dog breed. 16 states say that German Shepherds are their favorite.

Well-known as a highly trainable and intelligent dog, German shepherds ranked as America’s second favorite dog breed in America. This breed is loyal and known as the most common breed to serve as search and rescue dogs and police K-9s, as well as aids in the military.

German Shepherds are such great dogs. I hope I get to have one be a part of my family sometime within my lifetime. Every German Shepherd I have met has been nothing but an absolute sweetheart to me.

On a Personal Note: My Dream Dog

If I was going to have any dog it would be a Black Lab. My best friend growing up had one and she was the best dog ever.

Maybe this article will help me convince my girlfriend to get us a dog.

I am waiting to adopt a dog until my neighbors move out. They are chow owners and I am not going to lie... They are mean as can be.

The 20 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

If you're looking for a loyal dog who will always be by your side I would choose one of these dog breeds.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

LOOK: Longest-living dog breeds

To find out the longest-living dog breeds, Stacker examined data from the journal Genetics and American Kennel Club's 2023 breed popularity rankings. 

Gallery Credit: Sophia June

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