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Check out the 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Mississippi

Aimee Venot joined PuppySpot as the Vice President of Product and Tech in May 2023. She focuses on customer website experiences, internal applications, and driving cost optimizations across the organization. Aimee grew up in Cleveland, OH and earned her B.S. degrees in Engineering Management and Manufacturing Engineering at Miami University. In her free time, she likes to hangout with her favorite dog, garden, read about art history, travel and work on graphic design.

The great state of Mississippi is home to many of man’s best friends. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 51% of the state’s residents own at least one dog. This is the 4th highest ownership rate in the country.

More importantly, Mississippi has a lot more to offer our furry friends. The state has hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, trails, and other establishments. Mississippi also has one of the highest rates of pet-friendly rentals at 48%.

With many pet-friendly activities, Mississippi 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 Mississippi. Here’s what we found:

1. Poodle

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 Mississippi’s many dog parks.

2. Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles are loveable and energetic mixed breed dogs from Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. They are known as a designer breed as they were created to have the best qualities of both their parents. Goldendoodles are athletic, intelligent, and make for great playful family dogs. Whether you live in rural Prentiss or downtown Jackson, you’ll see plenty of these adorable pups throughout the Magnolia State.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are a loving 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 Mississippi dog breeds.

4. Labrador Retriever

Bred as both a loving companion and capable working dog, Labrador Retrievers are the most registered breed with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Labs love physical activity and thrive when given the chance to roam and soak up the warm Mississippi sun.

5. German Shepherd 

German Shepherds are intelligent dogs that are often 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 5th most popular breed in Mississippi.

Top 3 Dog Breeds in Jackson

1. 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 Jackson. These curious, compact dogs get along well with everyone in the family, and they don’t need a whole lot of exercise.

2. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are the 2nd most popular breed in Jackson. These dogs love the outdoors which makes them a perfect match for the scenic Jackson area. 

3. Beagle

Beagles were originally bred to act as scent hounds for tracking small game such as rabbits. While they have grown to be loving family companions, Beagles still love to use their noses and are happiest when roaming through a Jackson neighborhood and tracking an interesting scent. 

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