Wyoming’s Favorite Dog Breeds and Which Is Your Favorite?
When you find the perfect dog, you have made a best friend forever! With so many different breeds to choose from, we’re going to list the top picks of Wyomingites and which breeds are best for the Cowboy State!
Wyoming has such dramatic elevation changes … the highest point is Gannett Peak in the Wind River Range at 13,804 feet and the lowest is the Belle Fourche River at 3,099 feet. Can the dog breed you choose be influenced by altitude in the same way as humans? According to petmd.com, the answer is yes, but usually altitude doesn’t affect most dogs until they are over 8,000 feet.
In 2020, the number of dogs adopted into families was so large that the number of adoption shelters remained small. Although the adoption rate was high, it was common to be picky about the breed. The American Kennel Club has published the ranking of the best dog breeds in the country. The Labrador Retriever was # 1, the French Bulldog took # 2 place away from the German Shepherds, who are now # 3.
In Wyoming, the top spot was the same as the national average, with the Labrador Retriever being number 1, but the rest of the pack is as mixed as the mutt named Sparky I had as a kid. You know, nobody really knows what’s on the list of options, but we love them anyway! In our survey to find the best breed in the state, we found many people who had a hard time deciding which one to choose. Made me think that they are multiple races and don’t want any of them to find out which mom or dad calls their favorite!
This is not a competition, just a show of love for all of your favorite puppies! I encourage you to keep scrolling, but be aware of the cuteness overload. So cute, in fact, that it has been known to pull tears.
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This list is in alphabetical order.
Code of the West: Wyoming State Code of Ethics
“The Code of the West” became the official state code of Wyoming, and the law went into effect on March 3, 2010. Wyoming is the first state to have a code of ethics. The legislature selected ten ethics from the book “Cowboy Ethics” by James P. Owen
and now puppies are chasing a child!