I love my dogs and I think I will have dogs for the rest of my life. They truly are man's (or woman's) best friend, but if you thinking of getting a pet the most popular breed in Illinois and Missouri I might help with your decision.

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Bestlineonline.com named the Rottweiler as Missouri's most popular pet. I feel this breed gets a really bad reputation but if trained and cared for correctly this breed can be a good dog to have.

Not only are Rottweilers adorable, but they're also good boys: Once upon a time, the breed was used by police force for very important work!

Rottweilers can be medium to large size dogs and were mainly used back in the day for herding livestock. They can also be used for search and rescue dogs, guard dogs, and police dogs.


The breed that is most popular in Illinois will be the next dog that I think I will have to get. The French Bulldog. How can you not love the face of the French Bulldog? Illinois is not the only state that favors this breed, Florida also loves the French Bulldog. This breed is known to be a companion dog or toy dog and is one of the most popular pets in the United States.


Iowans love the Bichon Frise a Frend lap dog also known as a curly lap dog.

These fluffy folks are actually in the same family as the Maltese and the Havanese, which makes sense when you consider how similar they all look.

I'm surprised that there is no hunting type breed for Illinois and Missouri. No labs, or hound dogs that help owners when hunting. As always, make sure you always make sure when thinking about getting a dog whether it's a large dog or small you want to make sure that the breed it a good fit for you and your family.

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Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.




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