Data collected from Boston to Portland to Seattle shows the Labradoodle as the dog of choice in three different states and, frankly, it's no wonder. As mentioned, the Labrador Retriever has been a long-time favorite in this country, so when combined with hypoallergenic Poodles, owners with allergies have hit the jackpot. Allergies aside, Labradoodles are just giant teddy bears with goofy personalities. They can adjust to either city or country life, and make excellent family pets.
Minnesota: English Springer Spaniel
There is an expression called "Minnesota Nice" that frequently describes the population of folks that hail from the North Star State, so it would make sense that their dogs would be nice, too. Minnesotans are drawn to the English Springer Spaniel, a highly-energetic people-pleaser with trusting eyes and affectionate hearts. These dogs are extremely social and always want to be with their families.
My dear, late, Bil had a Springer Spaniel when all of the children were small. Dh and family visited his sister and Dbil, and, at the time, 3 children in Oregon, plus their dog. He was a fantastic family/children's dog, but definitely had a bit of energy. He was happiest going out with them, or learning new things, than lying quietly around the house.
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