Mainers love their puppies! While we don't have any hard data to prove it, we just know that Vacationland is one of the most dog-friendly places in the whole world.

What we DO have hard data for is the numbers of different types of dogs that live here in Maine.

The American Kennel Club officially recognizes more than 200 dog breeds in the US, and here are Maine's top 5:

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    Snoopy! Beagles are the most popular breed in Kentucky & West Virginia (the only two states where they topped the list) and they come in at #5 here in Maine.

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    There are a ton of Spaniels in the family! King Charles Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels, Springer Spaniels, Water Spaniels, and a lot more. They all come in at number 4 on our list in Maine.

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    German Shepherd

    Known for being police puppies and for above average intelligence, Maine's third most popular breed is the German Shepherd. They love the cold winters her in Maine, and they can keep you warm!

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    Golden Retriever

    Maine's second-most popular dog breed is one of the world's most famous. The adorably cute Golden Retrievers are a common sight here in Maine.

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    Labrador Retriever

    Maine's Most Popular Dog

    Who doesn't love labs? Chances are, you either know one really well, or might have even grown up with one here in Maine. Brown labs, chocolate labs, black labs, yellow labs... labs labs labs!

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