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Where Our Dogs Live

A HUFFINGTON POST GRAPHIC WHERE OUR DOGS LIVE Here are the states where Americans are most likely to own dogs – and in every state there are too many wonderful dogs without owners if you can consider adoption. TOP 5 AND BOTTOM 5 STATES BY DOG OWNERSHIP RATE #3(T) # 3(T) KENTUCKY MISSOURI 45.9% #2 45.9% NEW MEXICO #5 46.0% W. VIRGINIA 45.8% #1 ARKANSAS Top 5 Bottom 5 47.9% DOG OWNERSHIP BY RACE JUST OVER 1 IN 3 AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS OWN A DOG OR DOGS AND ETHNICITY 47.0% 42.9% 32.4% 22.5% OF HOUSEHOLDS 67% CONSIDER THEIR DOG TO BE A MEMBER Asian/Pacific/ Amer. Indian White Hispanic Black OF THE FAMILY LIKELIEST SOURCE OF ADDING A DOG TO HOUSEHOLD WITHIN THE YEAR 44.9% CHARACTERISTICS OF OWNED DOGS 39.8% 27.3% 48.6% Male 39.3% Large Small SIZE GENDER 33.4% 51.4% Medium Female 20.6% 19.1% 15.1% 10.1% 6.5% 6.1% 4.2% 2.6% 2.5% Shelter Pet store Offspring of a dog I own Breeder Friend/ Stray Gift Don't know Rescue Stranger (newspaper, etc.) Vet group relative MOST POPULAR BREEDS MOST POPULAR NAMES FEMALE MALE Bella Max Daisy Buddy #1 #2 #3 #4 Labrador German Golden Retrievers Lucy Charlie Beagles Retrievers Shepherds Molly Rocky Lola Cooper Sophie Bear #5 Bulldogs #6 #7 #8 Yorkshire Boxers Poodles Terriers Sadie Bentley Chloe Duke 9. Coco Jack #9 #10 10 Maggie Toby Rottweilers Dachshunds THE HUFFINGTON POST Source: American Veterinary Medical Association, "U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Source Book, 2012 Edition," American Kennel Club, Vetstreet Illustrations: iStock and Huffington Post

Where Our Dogs Live

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Here are the states where Americans are most likely to own dogs — and in every state there are too many wonderful dogs without owners if you can consider adoption.

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