I’ve said it hundreds of times and I will always believe that dogs make life better. Growing up I didn’t have many dogs as pets, but as an adult I was able to experience the fun and unconditional love a dog can bring into your life, and I’m so happy that my two dogs decided to save me. However, I didn’t know that the state of Texas had its own official dog breed, the Blue Lacy.
I found this information while looking at an article by Hepper discussing the most popular dog breeds in the state of Texas for 2022. The Blue Lacy has been hard at work since the 1800s with herding, hunting, and working on ranches, which is why it only makes sense that they be the official dog breed of Texas.
Texas is in the middle of the pack when it comes to dog ownership
Currently, Texas ranks 28e in the country for owning pets since 58.2% of households have a pet. In these homes, 47% of these pets are dogs.
Remember this when you get a new pet
People love their pets here in Texas, but there is work to be done as pet overpopulation is a big problem. Remember, when you’re ready to add a furry family member for adoption, don’t buy a breed. There are most likely animals of the breed you want at a shelter near you.
Let’s look at the 5 most popular dog breeds in the state of Texas.
5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas (2022)
Here are the most popular dog breeds in the great state of Texas!
WATCH: Here are the pets banned in each state
Since the regulation of exotic pets is left to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, are advocating for standardized federal legislation that would prohibit the ownership of large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.
Read on to see which pets are banned in your home country, as well as nationwide.