Based On Internet Searches, Dobermans are the Top Dog in U.S.

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I had a Doberman Pinscher growing up. A little Dobie named Daisy and she was the cutest thing. Seems like my Dobie love isn’t isolated, as research group Franchise Opportunities has just released information that claims the Doberman is America’s top breed of dog.

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Following in second place was the French Bulldog, and rounding out the top three was the Rottweiler. While you might think these dogs don’t scream All-American (especially the Frenchie!), the group looked at a list of America’s Top 50 Dog Breeds as compiled by the American Kennel Club. They then analyzed the data for each breed, and compared that with related search terms from Google Trends. Finally, they sorted out search information state by state. In each state they looked at, the breed that garnered the most interest was given the title of Most Popular Dog.

And according to those statistics, Doberman Pinschers took top dog in six states, with more searches than other breeds. The French Bulldog won in four states, while Rotties took three. Some states surprised us with their top picks! Wyoming seemed to have a love affair with Pembroke Welsch Corgis, while Shiba Inus ranked in Hawaii. In Vegas? It’s all about the Pom…Pomeranian, that is!

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I currently live in Maryland, where the Bull Mastiff is the winner, but I have to say, I’ve not seen a single one since living here! What about you? What dog took top search honors in your state?