It's one thing I know, Americans love their pets. It's no wonder that we lead the way around the world with the dog and cat populations. America has its own group of breeds that have found their way here. But, as far as popular dog breeds, I've found that it varies from state to state.

Texas is a state that loves its dogs. Man's best friends are kept not only as companions but also as service and working dogs. With so many wide-open spaces, it's no wonder dogs are found everywhere.

There are so many breeds out there, let's take a look at a few that are near and dear to Texans according to hepper.com.

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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are one the smallest breeds of the terrier type. In fact, of any breed. Many folks even treat them as "toy pups" because of their size. The breed developed in Yorkshire, England. The average weight of these pups is about 7 pounds.


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Labrador Retriever

This breed has a special place in this Texan's heart as I've owned 2 Labradors. This is a strong-built and medium-size breed. Labradors are athletic dogs and well-rounded which makes them great retrievers as well as great hunters of waterfowl and other smaller-type game. This breed developed in the United Kingdom.


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French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a breed often referred to as a companion or toy dog. They first appeared in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. These dogs are not only muscular for their size but also very intelligent. There's no mistaking this breed with its square head and long ears.


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Golden Retrievers

These dogs are absolutely beautiful with their plush golden coats. A Scottish breed of the retriever, these dogs are of medium build. Most commonly kept as pets as opposed to work/hunting breeds. Golden Retrievers are not only popular in Texas but all over the nation.


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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd, also known as the Alsatian, is a German breed of working dog. They can grow into medium to large-sized dogs. Max von Stephanitz is the man noted for developing the breed by using herding dogs.

These may be some of the big breeds popular in Texas, but with so many different ones out there, the possibilities are really endless. That being the case, it's fairly easy to match up with a dog that's perfect for your personality.

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