Celebrate National Dog Day: Learn Iowa’s Top 5 Favorite Breeds!

Research conducted by TopAgency.com shows that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the state of Iowa. [Stock Image/Getty Images]

Have you shown your tail-wagging, four-legged friend some love today? August 26th is National Dog Day here in the United States and a recent report released by TopAgency.com shows us exactly how much of a dog-loving state Iowa really is!

With dramatic lifestyle shifts come dramatic lifestyle choices. The extra time we’ve been spending at home during the pandemic has contributed to a spike in puppy adoption across the country in August 2022.

According to a study based on data from over 500,000 adopted dogs and related Google search traffic volumes, the Top 5 favored breeds in Iowa are as follows:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Mutt
3. Chihuahua
4. German Shepherd
5. Beagle

Labradors are proving to be the most popular breeds, coming on top in almost every state at 72%. Overall, Iowa ranks #36 as the Most Puppy-Loving State in the US, as seen in the chart featured below where New Hampshire takes the #1 spot.

The study also shows that the most popular name for pampered pooches in Iowa is “Bella.” A mutual 14 other states also rank Bella as their top name.

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