The great state of Arkansas is home to many of man’s best friends. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 51.6% of the state’s residents own at least one dog. This is the 3rd highest ownership rate in the country.
More importantly, Arkansas has a lot to offer our furry friends. According to Pawsafe, Arkansas is the number one most pet-friendly state. There are over 360 dog-friendly restaurants and almost 350 pet-friendly services. The state is also home to a large number of dog parks and 68% of its trails are dog-friendly.
With many pet-friendly activities, Arkansas can be an amazing home for any kind of dog. That said, there are a few breeds that are more popular across the state than others.
PuppySpot has reviewed internal data for thousands of puppy sales to determine which dog breeds are the most popular in Arkansas. Here’s what we found:
Instantly recognizable for their curly hair, Poodles are generally regarded as the most intelligent dog breed. They come in a variety of sizes including the Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodles. All Poodles are full of energy. You’ll find many of them out on walks and enjoying Arkansas’ many dog parks.
The Cavapoo is a mixed dog breed that comes from Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle parents. This breed inherits the best traits of both its parents. They are intelligent, playful, outgoing dogs that love attention. This makes them great companions for the whole Arkansas family.
3. French Bulldog
Many regard the French Bulldog as one of the best breeds for city living. As such, it’s not surprising that they’re one of the most popular breeds in Arkansas. These curious, compact dogs get along well with everyone in the family, and they don’t need a whole lot of exercise.
4. Yorkshire Terrier
Originally bred in England, Yorkshire Terriers are the most popular toy dog breed in the United States. While they may be small, Yorkies can act like a big dog in a little dog’s body. They can be sassy at times but they are also an affectionate family companion. Great for urban living, Yorkies are a favorite among Arkansas residents.
5. Siberian Husky
Siberian Huskies are strong dogs with distinctive appearances. You’ll recognize them by their pointed ears, thick fur, and big bushy tails when you see them walking all throughout Arkansas. Huskies are very energetic and active dogs, so they need plenty of exercise to be on their best behavior.
Top 3 Dog Breeds in Little Rock
1. Labrador Retriever
Bred as both a loving companion and a capable working dog, Labrador Retrievers are the most registered breed with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Labs love being active and thrive when given the chance to roam and soak up the warm Little Rock sun.
2. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are intelligent dogs and are widely considered to be the best all-around working breed. In addition to their strength, Germans are also loving dogs which is why they are the 2nd most popular breed in Little Rock.
Bulldogs are a low-maintenance breed that makes for a great family companion. With their limited tolerance for heat and humidity, Bulldogs in Little Rock are more of a house dog when compared to some of the more athletic breeds on our list of top dogs in Arkansas.