Americans’ Favorite Dog Breeds: A State-by-state Look

Minnesota: English Springer Spaniel

The people-pleaser of the dog world, the English springer spaniel is a loyal companion for many Minnesotans. Great with kids and other dogs, the Springer was originally bred to be a hunting dog. According to the American Kennel Club, it was used to “flush” or “spring” game. This means it chased birds, forcing them to fly into the sky to give hunters a good target.