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That Shih Tzu Don't Play In Houston, Dude

Houston dog lovers, you pretty much have the same taste as other dog lovers.

That's the overall finding from one of the most scientific and groundbreaking studies of all time, the American Kennel Club's examination of what dogs are most popular in Houston compared with the rest of America.

The top 10 dog breeds in Houston pretty much mirror the top 10 dog breeds in America, with two exceptions.

Steroid-addled pit bulls? Little yappy dogs that you want to kick?

No.

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In Houston, we like our Rottweilers (macho!!) and Miniature Schnauzers (not so macho).

Nationwide, the dogs owners like that don't show up in the Houston top 10 are Beagles and Shih Tzus.

"Houston's Top 10 mimics the national trends for the most part," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "However, the popularity of the Miniature Schnauzer and Rottweiler show that Houston still has a mind of its own."

-- Richard Connelly

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