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Getting a Dog: Washington’s Most Popular Dog Breeds
We checked with the American Kennel Club and vets to find out what dogs Washingtonians love.
Here are the five most popular breeds along with reputable nearby breeders, average cost, and breed-specific rescue organizations.
Average cost: $2,000
Local breeders: Blackamoor Labradors
Mason Neck, VA
Local rescue organization: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P.
Average cost: $1,200 to $1,800
Local breeders: Preston Country Club for Pets
Local rescue organization: Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
Poodle (Standard or Miniature)
Average cost: $1,500 to $2,500
Local breeders: Luminary Standard Poodles
Local rescue organization: Washington Poodle Club
Average cost: $1,000 to $2,500
Local breeders: Amity Hall Boxers
Katandy Boxers & Bulldogs
Local rescue organization: Adopt a Boxer Rescue
Average cost: $1,500 to $2,000
Local breeders: Goldridge Golden Retrievers
Local rescue organization: Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training
Photographs (in order) by: Scott Suchman, Marina Maslennikova/Getty Images, Vicente Barcelo Varona/Getty Images, Marina Maslennikova/Getty Images, and Temelko Temelkov/Getty Images.
This article appears in the November 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.
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