Big or small, Fido is a lovable part of the family for millions around the country. What breed is most popular for us here in Minnesota and Wisconsin? According to Mental Floss and data from the American Kennel Club (released earlier this year), the most popular breeds of the year on a national scale are Labrador retrievers, followed by German shepherds and golden retrievers. Here's how the top three break down in Minnesota and Wisconsin:

Minnesota

  1. Lab
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. German Shepherd

Wisconsin

  1. Lab
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. German Shepherd

Yep, they're identical. Apparently folks in Minnesota and Wisconsin have similar taste, and tend to follow suit with the most popular breeds in the country. Labs came out most popular over the last year in almost all states, except for Florida, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Florida's most popular was the German Shepherd and Kentucky and West Virginia's is the Beagle.