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RED DOG, BLUE DOG

POLITICAL PETS ACROSS AMERICA
As America gears up for the 2016 presidential election, those of us at Rover.com started
thinking: What if humans handed over the reins to their beloved dogs? In other words,
what if dogs picked our president? Rover.com examined its database of hundreds of
thousands of dogs to determine the bluest and reddest breeds, and spot canine trends
across Democrats and Republicans. Read on to learn more about our political pets.

BLUEST BREEDS

REDDEST BREEDS

Poodle

18.8%

Border Collie

Maltese

17.2%

Boxer

7.2%

Yorkshire Terrier

16.6%

Australian Shepherd

6.9%

17.5%

INDEPENDENT BREEDS
American Pit Bull Terrier, Dachshund, Siberian Husky

TOP 10 BLUEST DOG NAMES
Democrats prefer these names for their beloved dogs.

1. PARKER

2. CHARLIE

3. DIEGO

4. MONTY

5. PORTER

6. BUDDY

7. MOCHI

8. BODHI

9. HUGO

10. LEIA

TOP 10 REDDEST DOG NAMES
Republicans cast their vote for these red state names.

1. COCO

2. GRACIE

3. TOBY

4. OLIVER

5. SOPHIE

6. DUCHESS

7. SHINER

8. BLAZE

9. LUNA

10. ZEUS

PRESIDENTIAL NAMES
1. REAGAN

1. BERNIE

Favored by red states
over blue states.

Democrats are feeling
the Bern.

2. RED

2. FRANKLIN

3. IKE

3. CHELSEA

COLORADO

MINNESOTA

IOWA

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Border Collie

No statistical significance

NORTH CAROLINA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Boxer

Boxer

No statistical significance

NEVADA

OHIO

PENNSYLVANIA

Chihuahua

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Boxer

Boxer

Boxer

FLORIDA

VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Boxer

Boxer

Border Collie

FLIP FLOPPERS
Some states can’t quite make up their minds. These red states have a
blue dog ranking as their most popular breed.

Labrador Retriever
Chihuahua

SUNNY GOES BLUE

REAGAN GOES RED

Obama’s Portuguese water dog,
Sunny, has namesakes in Los Angeles,
CA, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA.

The most popular area for the name
Reagan is Washington, DC followed by
Charleston, SC and Pittsburgh, PA.

Politics can get tempers flaring and spark fierce debates. Who better to calm our nerves
than our beloved dogs? The next time you’re hitting the polls, heading out of town, or
looking for a neighborhood dog walker, visit Rover.com first. Find a nearby dog lover who
can’t wait to watch your dog. Red state, blue state, purple state—we’re all united in our
shared love of dogs.
Sources:
Election data compiled by county using the 2012 presidential election
Rover.com database