Resource Center Popular Breeds Check out the 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Nebraska

Check out the 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Nebraska

David Mead is the Vice President, Head of Marketing at PuppySpot. Dogs have been an important part of his life since his early childhood. He has a passion for dog training and believes that dogs make the best companions as long as you treat them right.

The amazing state of Nebraska is home to many of man’s best friends. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 47.1% of the state’s residents own at least one dog.

Nebraska has a lot more to offer our furry friends. According to Pawsafe, Nebraska is the 9th most dog-friendly state. There are hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, rentals, and other pet-friendly attractions and activities.

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

1. Goldendoodle

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 Nebraska family.

2. Bernedoodle

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 warm Nebraska weather.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are the 3rd most popular breed in the country. Goldens are physically capable dogs that thrive on daily exercise. They are also great companion dogs, which is why they have long been one of the most popular Nebraska dog breeds.

4. 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 Nebraska’s many dog parks.

5. Rottweiler

Rottweilers are a strong and confident breed first bred to drive cattle to market. They have short black double coats and heavy muscular bodies. Rottweilers can have intense personalities but they can also be intelligent and affectionate to their Nebraska family.

Top 3 Dog Breeds in Omaha

1. Labrador Retriever

The most popular U.S. dog breed for 31 years and counting, Labs are also the most popular dog in Omaha. 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. German Shepherd 

German Shepherds are intelligent dogs that are widely considered to be the best all-around working breed. They are also loving, devoted dogs which is why they are one of the most popular breeds in the world. Germans have large, muscular bodies and are very physically active.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are an intelligent and friendly dog breed. Originally created for the exerting job of retrieving fowl for hunters, Goldens are physically strong dogs that thrive when they get plenty of play and exercise. Golden Retrievers are also great family dogs, which is why they have long been a favorite breed among Omaha residents.

Top 3 Dog Breeds in Lincoln

1. Border Collie

Sometimes called “The Shepherd’s dog,” Border Collies are a highly intelligent breed capable of performing a wide variety of tasks. They are a favorite among Nebraska farmers. Border Collies are known for their recognizable black and white coats and low-built stature. These dogs require a lot of exercise and will thrive in Lincoln homes with ample space.

2. Dachshund

Dachshunds are scent hound dogs that were originally bred to hunt tunneling animals like rabbits and badgers. You might know them as Hot Dog dogs, Wiener Dogs, or Sausage Dogs. With their entertaining personalities and small stature, Dachshunds are a perfect match for Lincoln’s urban dwellers.

3. Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles are loved across Lincoln for their friendly and outgoing personalities. Like other Poodle cross-breeds, families throughout the city can’t get enough of their adorable, shaggy, curly coats. Goldendoodles love nothing more than being around their humans and will thrive in any environment where they get daily exercise.

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