Chihuahuas is one of the most preferred breeds of the valley. The number of the licensed dog is almost 350,000. Labrador retriever is the only breed of dog that ranks higher than the Chihuahuas in Maricopa. This trend is also seen in the cities like Surprise, Peoria, Southwest Valley and Glendale. In the words of Lisa Peterson, the spokesperson of the American Kennel Club, it is the influence of the Mexican culture that makes the Chihuahuas the popular. Moreover, the popularity is also influenced by the fondness of the superstars like Paris Hilton.
It is evident from the license data that German shepherd ranked third in the valley although they rank higher in the national level. Peterson expressed with the passage of time the taste of favorite breed also changed. Several factors are responsible for the change of preference. Dog lovers tend to select their preferred one that suites their lifestyle most. Breeds like poodles lost its fame, as they require a lot of care that is quite difficult to provide in this fast life.
The CEO of Glendale-based All About Animals Rescue, Dawn Kavanaugh, opined that while selecting the lifestyle, one must consider that whether the breed is able to match their lifestyle or not. Portuguese water dogs become popular after the President brought Bo and sunny to the White House. He further added that watching a particular type of breed on television r movie also increases the popularity of that breed.
Dawn also suggested selecting Pitbulls as the family dogs. it is the training skills of the owners and not the nature of the breed that influences the temperament of the dog. Proper love and care can change the pet.