Here in Minnesota, we love our dogs. And many of us love to spoil them, too. But which breed is spoiled the most here in the North Star State?

Here's how they came up with Minnesota's most pampered pooch

That's the question the gang over at (a personalized gift shop, and accessories retailer for pet lovers) set out to answer. According to a release, they studied 300 popular breeds and over 450,000 of their customer's canine profiles. They then looked at the highest average spend per breed and by region, and came up with the overall most pampered dogs in the US according to their breed, name, and where they live.

Regionally speaking, Dobermanns were the most pampered pooches in their survey here in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, and Minnesota.

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Dobermanns aren't the most spoiled breed of dog in Minnesota, though

Things DO look a little different when you delve into the numbers for just Minnesota. And, first, how many dogs would you guess live here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? According to a formula from Animal Protection Minnesota and data from the U.S. Census, around 1.5 million canines make their homes here in the Bold North.

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So out of those 1.5 million Minnesota pooches, which breed is the most pampered? That would be...the Schnoodle. Wait-- you've never heard of a 'Schnoodle' before? says it's a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. And according to, it's the most pampered of all the various breeds of dogs here in our fair state.

Where does your dog rank on the list of pampered pooches?

Over in my home state of Wisconsin, Dobermans are also the most pampered while our neighbors to the south down in Iowa pamper Malteses the most. Seeing as my wife and I share our home with Juniper, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, we should move to Kansas, where the survey says Border Collies are the most pampered or to any state in New England, where the Australian Shepherd is the most pampered.

Speaking of spoiling dogs, do you give your dogs people food?  It's tough not to, but there are many human foods that not only aren't good for dogs but can also be downright dangerous for dogs to eat. Keep scrolling to take a look!


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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.

Gallery Credit: Rachel Cavanaugh