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Here are the 5 most popular dog breeds in Colorado


The people of Colorado love their dogs. In fact, Fort Collins was recently ranked as the most dog-friendly city in the Centennial State.

Still, some dogs are more common than others. According at the American Kennel Club (AKC)Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles are the most popular breeds in the United States.

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But what kind of dogs does the Colorado love the most? Keep reading to find out.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Peter Schulz // Unsplash

WideOpenPets.com, BestLifeOnline.comand BusinessInsider.com list the Rhodesian Ridgeback as Colorado’s most beloved dog.

AKC says the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a “dignified, affectionate, even-tempered” dog and the perfect companion for an athlete (given Colorado is one of the fittest states this trail).

australian cattle dog

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allison christine // Unsplash

MarthaStewart.com and OutThereColorado.com find that the Australian Cattle Dog is Colorado’s favorite pup.

According at AKCthe Australian Cattle Dog is an “alert, inquisitive, pleasant” dog that makes an excellent running partner.


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Alicia Gauthier // Unsplash

Ratings from TopAgency.com that the people of Colorado are particularly fond of the Chihuahua.

AKC says the Chihuahua is a “charming, graceful and sassy” lapdog that thrives in an urban environment – perfect for living in Denver and Fort Collins.

Golden retriever

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Helena Lopes // Unsplash

TheDelite.com lists the golden retriever as Colorado’s favorite dog breed.

According at AKCThe Golden Retriever is a “friendly, intelligent and devoted” dog who is great with families, young children and other dogs.


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Kathy Gomez // Unsplash

Reader’s Digest finds that the Coloradans have a weakness for the pooch. Indeed, Centennial State residents love to adopt shelter dogs, which are usually mixed breeds.

Honorable mentions

  • English Bulldog (OutThereColorado.com)
  • Border collie (OutThereColorado.com)
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi (OutThereColorado.com)
  • German Shorthaired Pointer (OutThereColorado.com)
  • labrador retriever (TopAgency.com & Reader’s Digest)
  • Siberian Husky (TopAgency.com)
  • Pitbull (TopAgency.com)
  • German shepherd (Reader’s Digest)

Learn more about the animals the Coloradans know and love in the gallery below.

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