Special Report

States Where People Love Dogs the Most and Least

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48. Massachusetts
> Dog-owning households: 23.6%
> Dog population: 850,000
> 5 most popular breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Poodles

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47. Connecticut
> Dog-owning households: 28.3%
> Dog population: 507,000
> 5 most popular breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Poodles

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46. New York
> Dog-owning households: 29.0%
> Dog population: 3.05 million
> 5 most popular breeds: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs

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45. Rhode Island
> Dog-owning households: 29.3%
> Dog population: 161,000
> 5 most popular breeds: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Boxers

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44. Utah
> Dog-owning households: 29.4%
> Dog population: 410,000
> 5 most popular breeds: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Schnauzers, French Bulldogs