Americans adore their dogs. According to the United States Census Bureau, dogs are the most popular pets in the country, occupying about 50 million households.
However, depending on where you live in the United States, you may favor one breed over another.
Shih Tzus and Goldendoodles are popular with families in some states, while Labrador Retrievers and Pit Bulls are more popular others.
Here are the most common dog breeds in California.
Yorkshire Terriers are known for their petite, glossy, often floor-length coats and are one of the smallest breeds, weighing no more than 7 pounds as adults.
The American Kennel Club describes their temperament as intelligent, assertive, confident, independent, and brave.
According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are known for their bright, fluffy coats and kind, friendly personalities.
Experts believe that German Shepherds, one of the largest breeds on the list, are intelligent, obedient, attentive, protective, and fearless companions.
These little fellows, named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, are among the tiniest breeds, weighing no more than 6 pounds as adults.
The French Bulldog is the top-ranked and most popular dog breed in California.
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