In Honor of National Dog Day, Here’s Illinois’ Most Popular Dog Breed – NBC Chicago


Maybe you watch it giving your furry friend a deep scratch behind the ears, or giving your good boy a Doggie Donut by Krispy Kreme.

Whichever way you celebrate, Friday, August 26 – National Dog Day – is upon us.

And in honor of the four-legged holiday, Camp Bow-Wow analyzed its national database to determine the most popular dog breeds in each state.

The company, which describes itself as “North America’s largest dog daycare and boarding franchise,” sifted through more than 400,000 annual visits to help identify “the most popular dog breeds based on records of purebred dogs”.

In the United States and in Illinois, the Labrador Retriever has earned the place of best dog. Here are which other puppies completed the top five in the state:

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  2. German shepherd
  3. golden doodle
  4. Golden retriever
  5. pit bull terrier

It’s a nice list. However, according to marketing agency TOP Datait’s not the only four-legged list.

After analyzing a database of 500,000 adopted dogs and interviewing 1,000 dog owners, here are which breeds, according to TOP Data, take the bone for the most popular among Illinois pet owners:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retrievers
  3. pit bull
  4. Pooch
  5. Beagle

A list, however, that does not run in circles is Trupanion Top 10 most popular dog names for 2022. The insurance company queried its database of over 740,000 insured pets and found that your pup’s tag is more likely to have the one of these names engraved on it:

  1. Moon
  2. Charly
  3. bella
  4. Daisy
  5. Milo
  6. Lucy
  7. Cooper
  8. Bailey
  9. teddy
  10. Max

Whatever your favorite breed is – or what you call your dog – it might be time to take your four-legged friend out.


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