A new dog breed has made its way to the top as one of Canada’s favourites.
According to the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, after a steady climb, the Australian Shepherd made its debut at the number nine spot. This is the first time the Australian Shepherd has made the top 10 most popular dogs since it was first registered in 1991.
But while they’re up in the top 10, the family-friendly Labrador Retriever still dominates as Canada’s most popular dog breed. The Labrador Retriever has held this ranking since 1995.
Bulldogs made a reappearance to the top 10 after a nine-year hiatus, unseating the Miniature Schnauzer, said CKC. And a popular with urbanites, the French Bulldog holds steady in the sixth spot.
“Large or small breeds, it’s clear that Canadians love their dogs no matter the size,” said Lance Novak, CKC Executive Director, in a release. “Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, it’s important you’re able to choose a dog that really suits your home, family and lifestyle.”