Since home is where the dog is, we’ve matched a few Lakeland neighborhoods with dog breeds based on their temperaments, according to the American Kennel Club. Don’t see your neighborhood listed yet? Consider yourself a Lakeland terrier. These pups are friendly, confident, and bold — just like a Lakelander.
Bonus: If you’re in the market for a home with space for Rover to run, check out each neighborhood’s real estate listing.
Cleveland Heights: Boxer
With easy access to Lake Hollingsworth, the Lakeland Family YMCA, and several public parks, Cleveland Heights has to be the active boxer. This fun-loving breed is sure to keep you at Dog Leg Woods for an extra hour or two.
Downtown: Australian Shepherd
These intelligent dogs were bred as herders, and they still have a strong desire to work. That lines up with the downtown neighborhood, where you’ll find Lakelanders mixing work and play.
Lake Morton: Poodle
Historic homeowners and Florida Southern College students alike are proud to call East and South Lake Morton home. That makes them a perfect fit with the proud and intelligent standard poodle.
Dixieland: French Bulldog
The French bulldog was the most popular breed for the first time in 2022. This adaptable breed reminds us of Dixieland, a popular area that’s constantly seeing new businesses and rolling with the changes.
Camphor Heights: Golden Retriever
This community is small, tight-knit, and friendly — what better dog could represent it than a devoted golden retriever?
Want to see more? Throw us a bone and drop us a line with which breed you think best matches your community for a pup-date of this article.