Three of the state dogs of the USA.Three of the state dogs of the USA.
Three of the state dogs of the USA.

State Dogs of America 2023: Here are all 13 adorable state dogs of the USA - including the loving Boston Terrier ๐Ÿ•

These pups are so beloved that they have become iconic figures in parts of America.

If youโ€™ve been thinking about getting a new dog then youโ€™re not alone โ€“ Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged in the last couple of years.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest four-legged addition โ€“ whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

In America some communities love certain breeds of dog so much that they make them symbols of their entire state.

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So far 13 have named their official pooch, which often have been first bred the state or have some other particular significance.

Other states have a more general doggy icon, including Georgia that has the โ€˜adoptableโ€™ dog as its state pet, New Jersey which has gone for the seeing eye dog, and New Yorkers who have opted for the working dog.

And there are more in the pipeline, including in Maine, where itโ€™s proposed that the Labrador Retriever should take on the role.

Here are all 13 state dogs of the USA so far.

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