Fortunately for us, they broke it down in a series of colorful graphics.
Among the highlights: According to mentions in photo captions, Labs, German shepherds and bulldogs rule Instagram. This will come as little surprise to people familiar with the American Kennel Club’s annual list of America’s most popular breeds — they’re three of the top four on that list, too.
Labs, in fact, were the most represented dog of Instagram in 17 states. Pit bulls, the dogs Americans love and hate, took top honors in seven states. Alaskans, no surprise, love to snap photos of their huskies.
Dogs on the coasts — and in Colorado — are the most featured #DogsofInstagram subjects. Poor Missouri and North Dakota pooches: Their owners aren’t so quick to post dog photos (or maybe they have better ways to spend their time).
When it comes to how lovingly they’re described, different breeds overtake the usual top dogs. The folks at Havahart Wireless said they analyzed the words used in these Instagram posts to determine “how positive” they were. The company didn’t reveal more about its methodology, but the dogs it awarded the highest “average sentiment scores” were Irish setters, Akitas, bichon frises and golden retrievers.
A few other #DogsofInstagram facts to throw out during your next small-talk session at the dog park: Although 60 percent of the photos used no filters, the most commonly used was Clarendon. The most frequently Instagrammed dog parks are in Hollywood and Manhattan. And about one-third of #DogsofInstagram photos are posted over the weekend.