The Labrador Retriever has been America’s primary most-popular canine breed since 1991. Despite their 30+ yr reign, Labs will not be the United States’ most searched breed on Google.

That honor goes to their shorter, stubbier cousin, the Bulldog. In reality, regardless of their prevalence as pets, Labs are solely the fourth most Google-researched breed by American canine lovers.

What are the highest 10 most searched canine breeds within the nation? And which breed is top-of-mind for Googlers in every state?

USA Today studies:

“Based on Google search data compiled over the last five years, Bulldogs are the most-searched dog breed in the U.S. in all but 13 states: Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. Those states favored three other breeds: Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, and German Shepherd.”

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“The Big 10” Most Searched Dog Breeds within the U.S.

1. Bulldog

2. German Shepherd

3. Pit Bull

4. Labrador Retriever

5. Siberian Husky

6. Golden Retriever

7. Poodle

8. French Bulldog

9. Chihuahua

10. American Pitbull Terrier


The Most Popular Dog Breed in Each State

According to Google tendencies information since 2017, these are the pups favored state-by-state.

Alabama – Bulldog

Alaska – Siberian Husky

Arizona – Bulldog

Arkansas – Bulldog

California – Bulldog

Colorado – Bulldog

Connecticut – Bulldog

Delaware – Bulldog

District of Columbia – Bulldog

Florida – Bulldog

Georgia – Bulldog

Hawaii – Bulldog

Idaho – Labrador Retriever

Illinois – Bulldog

Indiana – Bulldog

Iowa – Bulldog

Kansas – Bulldog

Kentucky – German Shepherd

Louisiana – Bulldog

Maine – Labrador Retriever

Maryland – Bulldog

Massachusetts – Bulldog

Michigan – Bulldog

Minnesota – Labrador Retriever

Mississippi – Bulldog

Missouri – Bulldog

Montana – Labrador Retriever

Nebraska – Bulldog

Nevada – Bulldog

New Hampshire – Labrador Retriever

New Jersey – Bulldog

New Mexico – Bulldog

New York – Bulldog

North Carolina – Bulldog

North Dakota – Labrador Retriever

Ohio – Bulldog

Oklahoma – Bulldog

Oregon – Bulldog

Pennsylvania – Bulldog

Rhode Island – Bulldog

South Carolina – Bulldog

South Dakota – Labrador Retriever

Tennessee – Bulldog

Texas – Bulldog

Utah – Bulldog

Vermont – Labrador Retriever

Virginia – Bulldog

Washington – Siberian Husky

West Virginia – German Shepherd 

Wisconsin – Labrador Retriever

Wyoming – Bulldog


Why Are “Bulldogs” So Popular?

Bulldogs dominate the canine Google searches within the United States, however is all of it about aesthetics? Or maybe their recognition in viral movies? While Americans like to Google the time period “Bulldog,” the breed is barely quantity six on the AKC’s 2021 checklist of hottest canine breeds, which ranks canines primarily based on proprietor registrations from the earlier yr.

Based on that very same information, the Bulldog’s shut cousin, the French Bulldog, is a powerful quantity two within the United States. Art knowledgeable Gary Bachman is writing a guide on the Frenchie’s recognition in nineteenth century and trendy artwork. As a French Bulldog dad himself, he says, “the breed appeals to people with sophisticated tastes,” and “their jovial personality is well-suited to city life.”

Frenchies are additionally extraordinarily fashionable amongst celebrities, together with Lady Gaga, Hugh Jackman, Madonna, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and the late Carrie Fisher.

Could it’s that American Googlers search the French model of the Bulldog once they kind of their search time period?

Frenchies and their English cousins are undeniably cute, clever, and entertaining, however earlier than you go to Google to search out your subsequent pet, be sure you do your analysis. Bulldogs and different brachycephalic breeds are vulnerable to a variety of heartbreaking—and costly—well being issues. They are additionally among the breeds most probably to be stolen.

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