From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour:

Is your city filled with pedigreed pooches and designer dogs or is it more of a mixed-breed mecca? Care to venture a guess as to which breed is the top pick in your metropolitan region?

We recently shared the breeds that are most popular by state, so this time, we decided to dig deeper into Vetstreet's data to determine just which purebred pups are most common in 10 highly populated American cities — from New York to Los Angeles, with some equally big names in between.

List and captions courtesy of Vetstreet

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  • New York, New York

    In a city known for its small living spaces, it only makes sense that <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/yorkshire-terrier" target="_hplink">the compact Yorkshire Terrier</a> is the most popular purebred pick in Manhattan.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

    <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/labrador-retriever" target="_hplink">The lovable Labrador Retriever</a> is the top dog in Charlotte -- along with being the most popular breed in the entire state.

  • Washington, D.C.

    Residents of the nation's capitol have deemed <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/shih-tzu" target="_hplink">the Shih Tzu</a> their top political animal.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    The Windy City tends to attract hardy types, which may explain why <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/german-shepherd-dog" target="_hplink">the tough and intelligent German Shepherd Dog</a> is the most popular breed in Chicago.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    The most popular breed in Sin City is <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/american-staffordshire-terrier-american-pit-bull-terrier" target="_hplink">the American Pit Bull Terrier</a> -- a dog that would have fit perfectly into C.M. Coolidge's iconic Dogs Playing Poker painting.

  • Phoenix, Arizona

    <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/chihuahua" target="_hplink">The pint-size Chihuahua</a> has clearly made a big impression in Arizona: Not only is it the most popular breed in the state, but it's also the most common dog found in Phoenix.

  • Denver, Colorado

    This city is known for its active and outdoorsy inhabitants, making <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/labrador-retriever" target="_hplink">the Labrador Retriever an obvious choice</a> for most popular purebred in Denver.

  • Seattle, Washington

    It's a good thing that <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/shih-tzu" target="_hplink">the Shih Tzu looks so adorable</a> in a raincoat, because it's the most popular breed in rain-prone Seattle.

  • Dallas, Texas

    Everything really is bigger in Texas, <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/german-shepherd-dog" target="_hplink">so the German Shepherd Dog</a> -- with his sizable paws (and heart!) -- is right at home in the Big D.

  • Los Angeles, California

    Elle Woods in Legally Blonde was more representative of Angelenos than we realized -- <a href="http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/chihuahua" target="_hplink">Chihuahuas (like Woods' pup, Bruiser)</a> really are top dogs in this glam metropolis.

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