The great state of Nevada is home to many of man’s best friends. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 36.8% of the state’s residents own at least one dog.
Home to many of the country’s sunniest cities, Nevada is one of the best locations for dogs that love the outdoors. According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), 4 of the 35 most sunny cities in the country are in the State of Nevada. Las Vegas is the 3rd sunniest city with 85% of annual sunshine while Reno is the 8th sunniest city with 79% average annual sunshine.
Beyond sunlight Nevada has a lot more to offer our furry friends. According to Safewise, Nevada is the 4th most pet-friendly state. There are hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, rentals, and other establishments. The state is also home to a large number of dog parks.
With many pet-friendly establishments, Nevada 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 Nevada. Here’s what we found:
Goldendoodles are lovable mixed breed dogs that come from crossing Poodles and Golden Retrievers. They are both smart and athletic, exhibiting the best qualities of both canine lineages. Whether you live in rural Battle Mountain or downtown Las Vegas you’ll see plenty of these adorable pups throughout the Silver State.
2. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are a highly intelligent and sociable breed. Originally bred for retrieving fowl for hunters, these strong dogs have grown to also become wonderful family companions. It is for this reason Goldens are one of the country’s most popular breeds and a common presence in Nevada households.
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 Nevada’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 warmer Nevada weather.
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 Nevada family.
Top 3 Dog Breeds in Las Vegas
Chihuahuas are little dogs with big personalities. One of the smallest breeds, the Chihuahua’s pointed ears and large expressive eyes give it a distinct appearance. Chihuahuas love to spend time with their people, and they get along with the whole family in Las Vegas.
2. Shih Tzu
Known as little lions or lion dogs, Shih Tzus are the most popular toy dog breed in Las Vegas. Intentionally bred to be companion dogs, they are an incredibly affectionate and playful breed. With their small stature, floppy ears, and long silky hair, you will recognize this luxurious breed all over Sin City.
3. 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 Las Vegas residents.
Top 3 Dog Breeds in Henderson
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 Henderson sun.
2. German Shepherd Dog
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 Henderson.
3. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are the 3rd most popular breed in Henderson. This breed loves the outdoors, which makes them a great fit for the sunny Henderson area. You’ll find no shortage of Goldens and their owners walking across town and playing in the city’s dog parks.
Top 3 Dog Breeds in Reno
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 Reno. These curious, compact dogs get along well with everyone in the family and they don’t need a whole lot of exercise.
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 the Reno area tracking an interesting scent.
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 Reno family.