Mar 24, 2021 - News

The Twin Cities' most popular dog breeds

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Labs, German shepherds and pit bulls reign supreme as the Twin Cities' most popular dogs.

The ranking: We looked at pet license data from the last two years to get a sense of how various breeds stack up.

Here's the top five pup picks in each city:


  1. Labrador retriever
  2. German shepherd
  3. Golden retriever
  4. Pit bull
  5. Chihuahua

St. Paul:

  1. Pit bull
  2. Lab mix
  3. Labrador retriever
  4. Shepherd mix
  5. German shepherd

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