As you know if you join us on the morning show, we lost our dog Dexter recently. Dex was a great little guy with lots of love and attitude all wrapped up in one. Don't be sad, Dexter lived a long and wonderful life. Dexter was a Malti-Poo who lived to 18 years of age and for a good part of that time, he shared our house with his brother Max who was a loving Bichon Frise. Together these two had a wonderful time and we loved having them share our home with us. For now, we are taking a break, but one day we will again have a dog (or two) running around the house and when we do we will have to figure out what kind of dog we want.


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According to recent findings from the Dog Advisory Council, "As of 2023, 66% of all American households own dogs, that is approximately 86.9 million homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, New Jersey was ranked 42nd for percentage of dog owners in the United States, at 32%."

But what about the most popular dog breed here in the Garden State? The Dog Advisory Council named the Boxer as the most popular here in New Jersey. "Dog Advisory Council experts determined which breeds are top dogs in each state. Using the American Kennel Club's most popular breeds of 2022 list, the experts gathered Google search volume data to discover the top five most popular dogs in each US state." Debbie Campbell Debbie Campbell


"The Boxer is the most popular dog breed in New Jersey, with 27,100 estimated monthly searches. The Boxer is an incredibly affectionate and playful dog making them a great addition to families with children. It is worth noting that Boxers flourish when exposed to children and other animals in early puppyhood." I like boxers too. They are strong-looking dogs without being too big and they come with great reports for being great at home. Marko Blažević Marko Blažević



Here are the Top 5 dog breeds, according to the Dog Advisory Council, here in New Jersey:


1. Boxer – 27,100 monthly Google searches  

2. Shiba Inu – 22,200 monthly Google searches  

3. Golden Retriever – 22,200 monthly Google searches  

4. French Bulldog – 22,200 monthly Google searches  

5. Cane Corso – 22,200 monthly Google searches 

Do you have a Boxer? Give us your review of this dog and post your comments below.


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