- According to a new report, Chihuahua is the top dog breed in the U.S., with Bella the top dog name
- 56% of America’s dogs are overweight, yet only 15% of owners think their dog is overweight
- New York has the healthiest dogs in the U.S., while Phoenix has the unhealthiest
It’s no secret that there are a lot of dog lovers in the U.S. and a new report set out to uncover the truth about America’s pooches, and came up with some interesting results.
The Ollie 2018 State of Dogs in America Report analyzed data from over 400,000 dog over the course of two years looking at things like breed popularity, health ad more. Turns out, the top dog breed in America is the Chihuahua, followed by the Labrador Retriever, while the top dog name is Bella, followed by Luna. Overall, 54% of U.S. households have male dogs, while 46% have females, with male dogs more popular in almost all cities across the country, except for Jacksonville, Florida where the gender split is even.
When it comes to dog health, the report finds that 56% of America’s dogs are overweight, yet only 15% of owners think their dog is overweight. What’s more, 73% of dog owners think their dog is at their ideal weight, while 10% say their dog is too skinny. As for which cities have the healthiest dogs, New York tops the list, followed by Philadelphia, while Phoenix has the unhealthiest dogs. Meanwhile, Philly also has the most active dogs, with Seattle having the least active.
Top Ten Cities with the Healthiest Dogs
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Francisco (Bay Area)
- Washington, DC
- Las Vegas