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You’ll find all kinds of dogs in the state of Massachusetts, but there are a few favorites that pop up again and again. These are the most popular dog breeds in Massachusetts. This is according to a poll by The American Kennel Club.

  • Boston Terrier

    Of course the dog named after our state capital would make the list

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    22nd December 1962: Bart, a young Boston Terrier, asleep in his owner’s bed, after spending six months in quarantine. Bart was brought into the country from Canada by RSPCA officer, Mr Whitaker. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

  • Chihuahua

    The Chihuahua is a fairly small breed that’s very good with children. Plus they are tiny and perfect for some of the cozier nooks that us Bay-Staters inhabit. 

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  • Poodle


    3rd February 1968: Writer and actress, Jackie Collins, at home with her pet poodle.

  • Miniature Schnauzer

    The Miniature Schnauzer is a very intelligent, but also very energetic breed of dog. It’s a good choice for people who like to walk their dogs.

  • English Bulldog

    The English Bulldog is a very friendly, but also very lazy breed. It’s a good choice for people who want a dog that doesn’t need much attention, as it loves to be left alone.


  • #3 German Shepard

    The German Shepherd is a very intelligent, strong breed that excels at many different types of activities. It’s a great choice for people who want a guard dog, as it’s very protective of its family.


  • #2 Golden Retriever

    An American classic for a reason. They are smart, sweet, well behaved and great with kids and families.


  • #1 Labrador Retriever

    The Labrador Retriever is a very popular sporting dog that excels at many different activities. It’s an extremely friendly breed, making it a great choice for people who are new to raising dogs. No wonder it’s the #1 choice for dog lovers in Massachusetts! 

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