There are people who look to rescue a dog from a shelter, but others research dogs that have been bred for certain traits. The first place to look up information is, you guessed it, online. There is a study from PetLab through Google to find the most searched dog breed in each state. Finding out which personality and behavior will be a good fit for owners can prevent dogs from being relinquished to a shelter when things don’t work out.

What Do People Look For in a Pure Bred Dog?

There are many factors that dog owners study before bringing home a new household member. The size of a dog fitting into the size of a home and yard is an important consideration. If there are small children in the home, it is important to think of the right temperament for that situation as well. People who love dogs, but have allergies to them have other issues to think about.

Breed Most Searched in California and the Country

Golden Retriever
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The Golden State’s most searched dog breed is a Golden Retriever. California is joined by 37 other states looking up Goldens. The next most popular breeds researched were the French Bulldog, Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Newfoundland.

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This breed is known for loving kids, being eager to please, and being outgoing toward new people.  Their life expectancy is about 10-12 years, and they are normally about 60-70lbs. As long as you keep chew toys handy, are ready to play in the water, and keep them active, Goldens will be a great addition to the family.

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Who knew dogs were natural surfers? Dog surfing competitions are held around the world each year. In the U.S., you can attend the annual World Dog Surfing Championships held in California. Here are 28 times dogs outshined their owners while hitting the waves on a surfboard.

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Here are 10 things you're probably doing that make your hair smell awful.

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