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North Carolina Popular Breeds

According to the American Kennel Club, the three most popular breeds in North Carolina are German Shepherds, Labradors, and Beagles. Here’s some brief information about these dog breeds.

German Shepherds in North Carolina

Average size: 22-26 inches

Average weight: 50-90 pounds

Life expectancy: 7-10 years

Personality: Bold, loyal, intelligent

Grooming: Relatively easy with a brushing required every few days

Shedding: German Shepherds shed heavily a couple of times a year

Exercise: These are energetic and athletic dogs with high exercise needs

Labrador Retrievers in North Carolina

Average size: 21-25 inches

Average weight: 55-80 pounds

Life expectancy: 10-12 years

Personality: Friendly, social, great with children

Grooming: Labs require occasional baths to keep their coat clean

Shedding: Labrador retrievers shed their dense winter coat in spring and grow a lighter one for the summer

Exercise: This is an active, energetic breed that needs lots of exercise

Beagles in North Carolina

Average size: 13-15 inches

Average weight: 20-30 pounds

Life expectancy: 10-15 years

Personality: Friendly, curious, easygoing

Grooming: Weekly brushings are generally sufficient

Shedding: Beagles are moderate shedders and spring is shedding season

Exercise: Active and energetic dogs that need at least an hour of physical activity on a daily basis

If you’re looking for purebred puppies for sale in North Carolina, Puppy Hero has contact information for responsible and ethical breeders who follow the best breeding practices. Buying a puppy from a responsible breeder in North Carolina will ensure peace of mind in terms of the pup’s genetic history and the care it received before joining your family.

Not sure which breed is right for North Carolina? The best breeders will understand your lifestyle and suggest the best breeds to you. There’s also lots of information on Puppy Hero – check out the blog section.

Popular Breeds in North Carolina

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