New York City’s Top Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds

March 1, 2012

Best Dog Breeds For New York City: Yesterday, the New York Post reported on the most popular breeds in New York City and it seems that New Yorkers still have a taste for the small dogs but aren’t forgetting their larger cousins. Almost half of this list is taken up with bigger pooches which might come as a surprise to some considering the size of the average New Yorker’s living space. Dogs adapt, though, which is part of what makes them so great! Anyway, we love all of the breeds listed. Each are unique and awesome! Of course, mixed-breeds are not included here and obviously there are a ton of equally amazing mixes roaming this great city too (nyc dog walking).

Best Dog Breeds For New York City

Do you have one of the Top 10 breeds? Tell us which one in the comments.
From least popular to most, here are the top 10 most popular purebred dogs in New York City.
10. Havanese


9. Rottweiler


8. Golden Retriever



7. Shih Tzu




6. Poodle


5. Bulldog


4. German Shepherd



3. French Bulldog



2. Labrador Retriever


1. Yorkshire Terrier


We think that’s a solid list although we definitely see lots of dog breeds around the boroughs that aren’t on here. Do you see a particular breed regularly that you’re surprised isn’t listed?
Also, we got a kick out of comparing New York City’s popular breeds to the rest of the nation’s. Here’s the list of our nation’s most popular breeds:
1. Lab

2. German Shepherd

3. Beagle

4. Golden Retriever

5. Yorkie

6. Bulldog

7. Boxer

8. Poodle

9. Dachshund

10. Rottweiler
Have a great day!
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