How Many Minnesotans Have This Dog? Most Popular?
Sunday was national pet day. And we were all to celebrate our pets. I saw so many pictures of people's pets, mostly dogs. Some cats and a few birds. But really, mostly dogs. There were dogs of all sizes, but the ones that I saw the most were labs, yorkies, and shi-tzus. I've also seen "designer" mix of a few small dogs. Even a mixture of some larger dogs seems fairly popular. I'm looking at you- golden.doodle, labra-doodle owners.
You know what I didn't see? The supposed most popular dog in Minnesota. According to this site, the most popular dog in Minnesota is an English Springer Spaniel. Frankly, I don't know of anyone who has this specific dog. Not that there aren't people here who have them, I just don't know anyone who does. I walk my dog a lot, go to the vet, been all over the state with our dogs, and haven't seen any of those dogs. And honestly, when you have a dog, people who love dogs will come up to you. Total strangers will want to see, pet and talk about your dog. That's why I'm noticing their dogs as well.
According to dog sites- the English Springer Spaniel is great as a family dog as well as a hunting dog. That is what they are bred to do, flush out the birds so they will fly and be a better target for a hunter. Maybe this is why I'm not noticing that these dogs are super popular- I don't hunt.
Have you seen a lot of people owning these dogs?
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