Americans don't just own a lot of pets, we are WEIRDLY attached to them. Which is not a bad thing since most folks who own a pet usually treat them like they are part of your family.

1.  Dogs are the most popular pet in America.

They're followed by cats, fish, birds, and then hamsters and gerbils.

2.  10% of people regularly say "I love you" to their pet.

3.  10% talk to their pet in a special voice.

4.  9% give their pet table scraps.

5.  Only 4% admit that they probably post TOO MANY pictures of their pet on social media.

Humans love their pet dogs in the same way as they do their children, and the feeling is mutual,. Researchers found that the same hormone, oxytocin, spikes in both human and canine brains when a dog is gazing at its owner.

 

Here are the top five dogs in America:

1. Labrador Retriever

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2.German Shepherds

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3.Golden Retriever

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4.Beagles

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5.Bulldogs

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6.Yorkshire Terriers

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7.Boxers

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8.Poodles

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9.Rottweilers

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10.Dachsunds

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