Hey dog lovers, have you ever wondered if your favorite furry friend is also one of the most popular breeds in the state?

Check out the 5 most popular dog breeds in the Garden State, according to American Kennel Club as reported by NJ.com. The ranking is from 2017 and the criteria used to determine the list comes from the nation's registrations for purebreds, as compiled by the AKC.

According to NJ.com, New Jersey's top 5 breeds mirror the exact same breed as the AKC list nationwide for dogs in the U.S. for 2017!

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    Coming in at #5 on the list is the classic bulldog. This breed is known for being friendly, courageous and calm.

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    French Bulldog

    The French Bulldog comes in at #4. They tend to be very smart, adaptable and playful.

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    Golden Retriever

    #3 on the list is the Golden Retriever. What a beautiful dog! Golden's are know for being friendly, intelligent and devoted.

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    German Sheppard

    The ever loyal, confident and smart German Sheppard makes the list at #2. My boy, Luke was all of the above, plus he was a constant companion and protector for my 2 boys while they were growing up.

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    Labrador Retriever

    What can I say, I am a sucker for labs, especially Yellow Labs. The Labrador Retriever tops the list here in NJ, AND the entire country for the 27th year in a row!

    My girl, Josie is friendly, active (sometimes too much) and extremely outgoing, all the traits of a lab. She loves everything and everybody, except for cats and squirrels, for some reason squirrels just rub her the wrong way.

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