Click here to learn more.
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
Is your city filled with pedigreed pooches and designer dogs or is it more of a mixed-breed mecca? Care to venture a guess as to which breed is the top pick in your metropolitan region?
We recently shared the breeds that are most popular by state, so this time, we decided to dig deeper into Vetstreet's data to determine just which purebred pups are most common in 10 highly populated American cities — from New York to Los Angeles, with some equally big names in between.
Tetsu Yamakazi, Animal Photography
In a city known for its small living spaces, it only makes sense that the compact Yorkshire Terrier is the most popular purebred pick in Manhattan.
The lovable Labrador Retriever is the top dog in Charlotte — along with being the most popular breed in the entire state.
Residents of the nation's capitol have deemed the Shih Tzu their top political animal.
Nick Ridley, Animal Photography
The Windy City tends to attract hardy types, which may explain why the tough and intelligent German Shepherd Dog is the most popular breed in Chicago.
Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography
The most popular breed in Sin City is the American Pit Bull Terrier — a dog that would have fit perfectly into C.M. Coolidge's iconic Dogs Playing Poker painting.
Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography
The pint-size Chihuahua has clearly made a big impression in Arizona: Not only is it the most popular breed in the state, but it's also the most common dog found in Phoenix.
Leanne Graham, Animal Photography
This city is known for its active and outdoorsy inhabitants, making the Labrador Retriever an obvious choice for most popular purebred in Denver.
It's a good thing that the Shih Tzu looks so adorable in a raincoat, because it's the most popular breed in rain-prone Seattle.
Barbara O'Brien, Animal Photography
Everything really is bigger in Texas, so the German Shepherd Dog — with his sizable paws (and heart!) — is right at home in the Big D.
Anita Peeples, Animal Photography
Elle Woods in Legally Blonde was more representative of Angelenos than we realized — Chihuahuas (like Woods' pup, Bruiser) really are top dogs in this glam metropolis.
Was your city listed, and do you agree with the results? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Marine Corporal Seth Hill got the chance
to see Bbazy, a retiring bomb-sniffing dog
who served with him for three…
Dog bathroom issues can be frustrating
(and gross) to deal with. Thankfully, we've
got solutions to your…
We’ve all experienced it: the singularly
soul-crushing moment when someone
says they don’t like dogs.
First comes denial, then anger. The five
stages of flea-nial are tough to deal with,
but Dr. Andy Roark will get you…
An expert explains which protein sources are best for pets and how much of it cats and dogs need to consume.
The glamorous Siberian is an agile feline who wears a thick double coat with a neck ruff — perfect for keeping warm.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.