Everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend and your fur baby is the BEST breed around, because, of course, we are biased when it comes to our pets. Dogs aren't just pets in our homes, they are truly our family. That fact is apparent by the totals showing the most popular pet occupies 49 million households across the country, according to the United States Census Bureau.

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With so many breeds of dogs to choose from, finding your perfect furry friend may be tough, but in Michigan, there's one breed that reigns supreme as the top choice. U.S. News recently did some research to find the "Most Popular Dog Breed in Each State", and interestingly enough, Americans are pretty set in their ways with their choice of dogs.

What's the Most Popular Dog Breed In Michigan?

According to the gang at U.S. News, the most popular pup in Michigan is the Golden Retriever.  Developed in Scotland in the nineteenth century by Sir Dudley Marjoribanks, the breed is characterized by a gentle and affectionate nature which makes it the perfect family dog. As a matter of fact, the Golden Retriever is the top pick for the top breed in 14 states across the country.

If you're wondering what the most popular breed is in America, that honor goes to the Topping the list of our most beloved dog breeds is the Chihuahua followed by the  French Bulldog, and the the Michigan favorite Golden Retriever in third.

Do you agree that the Golden Retriever is the most popular breed in Michigan? Check out the full list of popular breeds by state here. 

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LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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