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Check out the 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Oregon

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 great state of Oregon is home to many of man’s best friends. According to PawlicyAdvisor, 37.8% of the state’s residents own at least one dog. 

Whatsmore, Oregon has a lot to offer our furry friends. According to Pawsafe, Oregon is the 4th most pet-friendly state in the nation. It is also the 8th best spot for pet-friendly activities and the 12th best for available pet services.

With all these pet-friendly establishments, Oregon 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 Oregon. Here’s what we found:

1. Goldendoodle

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 Colton or downtown Portland, you’ll see plenty of these adorable pups throughout the Beaver 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 that Goldens are one of the country’s most popular breeds and a common presence in Oregon households.

3. Cavapoo

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 Oregon family.

4. Bernedoodle

Bernedoodles are a hybrid dog that comes from mixing the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. This breed has a goofy personality and is one of the most loving companion breeds you can find in Oregon.

5. Shih Tzu

Known as little lions or lion dogs, Shih Tzus are the most popular toy dog breed in Oregon. 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 Oregon.

Top 3 Dog Breeds in Salem

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 enjoy Salem’s outdoor attractions.

2. Poodle

Easily recognizable for their curly hair, Poodles are often regarded as one of the most intelligent dog breeds. They come in a variety of sizes including the standard Poodle, the Miniature Poodle, and the toy Poodle. Oregonians love this breed, which is why you also see so many Poodle cross breeds across the state.

3. Boxer

Boxers are a medium-sized breed created to serve as guide dogs. They have a recognizable appearance with their muscular bodies and square jaws. Boxers are versatile dogs and can thrive in a variety of environments. This makes them a great fit for homes across Salem.

Top 3 Dog Breeds in Eugene

1. Labrador Retriever

The most popular U.S. dog breed for 31 years, Labs are also the most popular dog in Eugene. 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. Chihuahua

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. These dogs love to spend time with their people and make a great addition to any Eugene household.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are the 3rd most popular breed in Eugene. This breed loves the outdoors which makes them a great fit for the scenic Eugene area. You’ll find no shortage of Goldens and their owners walking across town and playing in the city’s dog parks.

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