Thursday, 8 January 2015

Worlds most popular dog breeds

Ever wonder what the most popular dog breed is in your state or country?
I did, so I did some research.


First up, my home country, Canada.

#1 I was thrilled to see that our number 1 dog breed is not a breed at all, but the majority of Canadians say rescue all the way!


#2 Labrador Retriever
#3 Golden Retriever
#4 Yorkshire Terrier
#5 German Shepherd
#6 Shi Tzu
#7 Collie
#8 Siberian Husky
#9 English Cocker Spaniel
#10 Great Dane

(Yep, Siberian Husky made number 8! Woohoo!)


#1 Labrador Retriever
#2 Cocker Spaniel
#3 Springer Spaniel
#4 German Shepherd
#5 Staffordshire Bull Terrier
#6 Border Terrier
#7 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
#8 Golden retriever
#9 Pug
#10 Boxer


#1 Labrador Retriever
#2 German Shepherd
#3 Golden Retriever
#4 Beagle
#5 Bulldog
#6 Yorkshire Terrier
#7 Boxer
#8 Poodle
#9 Rottweiler
#10 Dachshund



#1 Labrador Retriever
#2 American Staffordshire Terrier
#3 Pug
#4 Poodle
#5 Rottweiler
#6 Golden Retriever
#7 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
#8 German Shepherd
#9 Australian Cattle Dog
#10 Border Collie

Today we have covered Canada, the UK, the U.S and Australia.

What did I take out of this?

The top 3 most popular dog breeds are :
#1 Labrador Retriever
#2 Golden Retriever
#3 German Shepherd

Definitely interesting to see the similarities and the differences around the world when it comes to our beloved dogs.

Was your dog on the list?

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46 comments:

  1. The lists aren't too surprising. Definitely interesting to see all the differences. All very popular breeds!

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    1. Yep, it was an interesting job researching this, and there are a ton of similarities all over the world.

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  2. Unfortunately, no! Not surprising though...they are very high maintenance!! BOL!

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  3. We are thrilled Kuvasz and GBGV never make these lists. Every other dog you meat is a lab or golden and these popular breeds are so often over bred and owned by people just because they are "in", not because they are the right dog. We find these lists interesting but hope to never be on them.

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    1. You make a very valid point. People always go with whats in and dogs and cats all over the world take the punishment for that.

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  4. If I read your statistics correctly, then our rescue mutts made the list! Veruca and Ava will be very proud.

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  5. Yeah, I made the list in three ways: 1) I am a rescue; 2) I am part Golden Retriever; 3) I am part Siberian Husky! Yeah me!!!!

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  6. Excited to see we have 1 and 5 in Canada - rescued mystery mutt and Shepherd (who is also rescued) and to see Shepherd 3rd over all.

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  7. Interesting lists, Jenna! I have a Golden Retriever, and I was not surprised to see Golden Retriever in all three lists. They are wonderful, sweet, funny, and loving companions. I love my Golden Retriever Savanna to pieces.

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    1. They are definitely beautiful dogs, that's for sure!

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  8. I get sad cause Shelties are NEVER on the list. I think it is because they bark so much lol

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    1. Your right, their not, could be the barking who knows? They are fabulous dogs just the same!

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  9. STOP THE PRESSES! WTD???? How could Basset Hound not show up as a favorite dog on any of those silly lists? Obviously, the people responsible for the breach at Sony Pictures also compromised the Most Popular Dog Lists! I'm not blaming you, but c'mon no Bassets???? Your Bestie, Bentley *Sorry, Bentley took over my keyboard! BOL!

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    1. BOL Bentley, you crazy hound!
      I do apologize that you didn't make the list, but hey, your number 1 in my books :)

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  10. Judgin' by the dogs that pass my house while walkin' their peeps, most of the dogs around there are fairly small although there are some big ones. There's a Husky down the street and two big dogs across from me who live with Nosey-Neighbour-Cat. And a Collie who passes by with his dad, a lot. There are some others, too, but those other big dogs don't wear leashes so when I see 'em, I generally tend to run and hide 'cause you never know what they might do.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. I think that's probably a good idea Niss!

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  11. All of ours are on the USA list....top 4. We consider Luke a Lab even though he's a mix. Emma makes a good point too though, but honestly, we didn't pick those breeds because of their popularity. Our first two dogs were mixes and our beagle Cricket was the only one out of the last 5 that we picked purposely for her breed. The others were for different reasons. (I'm definitely not one that likes to go along with the crowd....LOL)
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. And a lot of people pick those breeds just for the fact that they are wonderful dogs and the right fit for their life, which of course is wonderful! It's those bad apples of the world who go out and get a breed just because of the popularity that ends up hurting these breeds in the long run.

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  12. Jan's favorite breed is whatever we are. And we're a mixed lot! :)

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  13. We agree that rescue breed should be the #1 breed!

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  14. Hurrah for RESCUE dogs being #1~~that is a great dign we are getting the news out to adopt before going to a breeder. My fave big dogs are German Shepherd & Husky (hence why I had Bogart Sam as he was both). I do like Great Danes as my Uncle bread & raised them however I could not manage one myself.
    My fave smaller dog is a Scottish Terrier as I was friends with a senios Scotty years ago & he was the mist darling dog I'd ever known/
    Midsize dog Shiba Inu....I wish! They are lovely.....
    I really enjoyed this post Jenna!
    Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha x0x0x0x0

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    1. I'm so glad ypu enjoyed the post today! Yes, rescue all the way!!!!
      All of the breeds you mentioned are just wonderful!!!

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  15. Very interesting indeed! Our pups are Boxer Chow-Chow mixes, so they made the #1 spot in your home country :-)

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  16. Not surprised that Huskies are in the top 10 for Canada but not for the U.S, that explains why we can't even walk down any street w/out 5 people stopping us to say hi to Isis! Very interesting to see the other countries, thanks for sharing that!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.Dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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    1. I was a bit surprised that huskies weren't on the list for the UK. They seem to be a popular breed there, but didn't make it on any list that I could find.

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  17. I love Canada's #1 :) It's pretty interesting to see Collie's ranking as well - I don't see many around here at all. Great Dane's making a top 10 is weird as well, I would have never guessed.

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    1. It was wonderful seeing Canada's #1! I was so happy to read that!
      I was a bit surprised by the Great Dane as well. But it was on several different lists that I found for popular breeds, so I put it in there.

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  18. How cool that Canada chose mixed for #1. No wonder I have such Canada envy. :)

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  19. Interesting, that darn lab is trying to rule the world.

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    1. I know!!! They are number 1 everywhere!!!

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  20. Labs sure are popular in a lot of countries! Haley is part Lab, part Boxer and 100 percent lovable mutt!

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  21. Chessies are around 50 in the US and probably lower in Canada. Last years figures for Chessie litters was very low.

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    1. Interesting! I know for myself, I have only ever met a handful of Chessies, that's it!

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