The amazing state of Maine is home to many of man’s best friend. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 35.9% of the state’s residents own at least one dog.
Maine has a lot more to offer our furry friends. According to Pawsafe, Maine is the 2nd most pet-friendly state in the country. This ranking is largely due to the state being 3rd overall for animal rights and welfare laws. In Maine, there are also hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, rentals, and other pet-friendly attractions and activities.
With many pet-friendly activities, Maine 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 Maine. Here’s what we found:
Goldendoodles are adorable hybrid dogs that come from crossing Poodle and Golden Retriever parents. They are intentionally bred to share the best qualities of both canine lineages. Intelligent and playful, Goldendoodles make a great companion for any Maine family.
2. 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 Maine sun.
3. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are an intelligent and outgoing breed. Originally bred for the exerting job of retrieving fowl for hunters, Goldens are strong dogs that thrive on daily exercise. Golden Retrievers are also great family dogs, which is why they have long been one of the most popular Maine dog breeds.
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 Maine’s many dog parks.
Bernedoodles are a hybrid dog that comes from mixing the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. This breed has a goofy personality, and they are some of the most loving companion breeds you can find. Bernedoodles can have varying energy levels, and they thrive in the colder Maine weather.
Top 3 Dog Breeds in Portland
1. Labrador Retriever
The most popular U.S. dog breed for 31 years and counting, Labs are also the most popular dog in Portland. This friendly, energetic breed loves to spend time with its humans. You can find plenty of Labs walking, hiking, and swimming everywhere across the city.
2. French Bulldog
French Bulldogs are the 2nd most popular breed in Portland. They are loving companion dogs with playful personalities. Known as “Frenchies,” this breed was originally bred in England to act as a miniature Bulldog. With their small, muscular bodies, Frenchies are a great match for Portland city dwellers.
3. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are the 3rd most popular breed in Portland. These dogs love the outdoors which makes them a perfect match for the scenic Portland area.