Top 10 Popular Dog Breeds in California

the ten most popular breeds, state by state… thanks to Seattle DogSpot…who posted that state’s most popular dog breeds…

in California and Nevada, American Pit Bull Terriers are the 2nd Most Popular dog breed (as well as other states)… yay… Nevada has Chi’s in the number one spot… and all of the rest of the dogs on California’s list except in different order of popularity…  with all of the Chi’s here in California that need homes, and just in my neighborhood, all of the Chi’s running around, I would have thought that they would have made it to the top 10.


1. Lab


3. German Shepherds

4. Yorkies

5. Shih Tzu

6. Maltese

7. Boxer

8. Terrier/unknown mix

9. Golden Retrievers

10. Standard Poodle

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6 responses to “Top 10 Popular Dog Breeds in California

  1. Pffffffffffft….what do they know? NO SHELTIES on the list? Probably because our fur is much too luxurious for the California sun…not to mention, we don’t need all of that SAND in our fur…….Pffffffffffffffftttt…………

  2. Depressing, really, to see pit bulls at the top of the list in so many states. I love the breed, but there are too many of them, and way way too many of them dying every day in the shelters.

    Although it is nice to see it recognized that there is a huge population of the breed. So often I see pit bulls labeled as “rare” (usually as a reason why pit bulls are so extra scary dangerous– they’re “rare” but there are so many of them in the news!) when that is so far from the truth as to be utterly laughable.

  3. Alice

    I am thinking of buying a new dog for my little sons but I’m a bit confused when it comes to choosing the right breed. Do you think that bulldog really is the best choice for a family with small kids? My children love this particular breed but I’d like to gather as much information about it as possible. Or should I rather listen to the voice of California and choose one of the dog breeds mentioned in the article?

    • Alice, I think you have to do what is best for your family and not according to articles. You know your family best. Bulldogs are cute and have breathing/health issues. Consider the answers to these questions… How old are your sons? How active a family are you or are you a bunch of couch potatoes? Do you have a yard? Are you able and willing to train a dog? Have you ever had a dog yourself? I would suggest that you go to the nearest shelter and check out the dogs there. Walk a few dogs. Ask dog trainers in your area. And NEVER leave your children alone with a dog/puppy. Teach them well. Socialize the dogs and kids to play nicely together. And good fortune.

  4. How was this list determined? From the number of dogs in each breed that are actually registered? (Not all are). It seems that there’s no accurate way of compiling such a list.
    And in the places I’ve lived in, in California, it was definitely Chihuahuas and Pitbull-type breeds, in that order.

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