Philadelphia loves man’s best friend. You may be wondering what Philly’s favorite dog breeds are.

This study by Wag! has named the top 10 dog breeds in Philadelphia. It’s hard not to love the puppies that roam around the city. Dogs live life with such innocence and vibrancy. They remind us to do the same by simply existing.

Philadelphia is teeming with doggie facilities puppy-friendly places to visit. The area is full of things to do for you and your four-legged friend. It’s no wonder the city is a hot spot for dog owners. I mean, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia hosts The National Dog Show every year, for Pete’s sake. We love our canines here in the City of Brotherly Love.

With all of our green parks and dog-friendly establishments, Philly is a dog’s dream. Plus, the smell of cheesesteaks has to have any dog simply drooling.

There are also plenty of shelters in the area. If you’re in the market for a furry friend, this area has plenty of shelter options for you to check out to find your new best friend. You may even find some of Philly’s favorite breeds in these shelters.

Here are 5 of Philly’s favorite dog breeds:

  • 5. Boxer

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    Oh, the ever-so energetic Boxer. We love these guys. Unlike the nature of their name, Boxers are super loving ang gentle. They LOVE to play, though. If you decide a Boxer is your choice for a furry friend, be sure to hit up one of Philly’s many dog parks. They love to play and jump around, especially in wide open spaces.

  • 4. Chihuahua

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    Talk about a purse companion. These little guys pack a lot of punch, but they’re darn cute. Their size makes them perfect for city life, where everything is a bit more compact. Try taking them to a pet-friendly restaurant. They’ll look so cute in a little chair eating a meal with you.

  • 3. Golden Retriever

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    The goodest boys and girls. These gorgeous guys with their golden fur make for the best companions for your life in Philly. Their gentle nature makes them perfect around loads of people. You won’t have to worry about them becoming overwhelmed with all of the love and pets they’ll get while on their walks.

  • 2. Mutt

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    Can you believe it? Number 2 in the whole city is a mutt. Good work Philly, lovin’ on those who aren’t confined to a box. It’s kinda the perfect metaphor for this city. We aren’t restricted to just one category. Mutts deserve love and we, the City of Brotherly Love, have plenty to give these guys.

  • 1. Pit Bull

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    The most popular dog breed in Philly! We’ve arrived. Pit Bulls, with their majestic faces and regal attitudes are the favorite for a reason. Pitties are disproportionally placed in shelters due to stigmas surrounding the breed, but Philly knows what’s up. With the right amount of love and training, these adorable pups are perfect best friends for you, and even your family. Their high energy will make them game for any and all walks you’d like to take them on.

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