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The Top Ten Dog Breeds 2021

The Top Ten Dog Breeds 2021

The coronavirus lockdowns are being reported as one of the drivers for an increase in dog adoptions throughout the country. Australia‚Äôs largest pet insurer administrator, PetSure Australia has shared which breeds have made it into the top ten most popular dog breeds for the year. 

Check out the links in each breed to find out more about each breed including common health concerns. 

Did your pet make the cut?


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10. Labradoodle 

Intelligent, active and friendly the lovely Labradoodle (which is a Labrador Poodle cross) snuck into position 10. 

Read on about the Labradoodle.



9. Staffordshire Bull Terrie

Great for families, it’s not surprising to see Staffies in at position 9. 

Discover the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  




8. Golden Doodle (Groodle)

Another “oodle” in the mix, this time it’s the Golden Doodle. A Golden Retriever crossed with a Poodle; they’re said to be clever water lovers.

Is the Golden Doodle for you? 



7. German Shepherds

Handsome and loyal, German Shepherds remain a very popular choice of dog in 2021. 

Read more about the German Shepherd



6. Labrador 

With excellent temperaments and loveable natures, the Labrador serves as a wonderful pet as well as important work as an assistance dog, military support and border protection. 

Read more about Labradors here. 


5. Border Collie 

Some say the Border Collie is the most intelligent dog. Their active minds and natures aren’t suited to every lifestyle though. 

Read more about the Border Collie here



4. Miniature Dachshund 

A big dog in a small dog’s body, the Mini Dachshund makes an endearing companion.

Explore more about the Dachshund


3. Golden Retriever 

Friendly and intelligent, these blonde beauties suit an active household and have a well-deserved place in our hearts as well as in the top 5 most popular breeds for 2021. 

Find out more about Golden Retrievers


2. French Bulldog

Despite ongoing awareness campaigns to educate people about the many health problems these flat faced pups have, the French Bulldog still ranked number 2 in popularity. 

Discover more about French Bulldogs and Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome before bringing a Frenchy into your life.

1. Cavoodle

And the most popular breed of dog for 2021 is not a formally recognized breed. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel crossed with a Toy Poodle, the cute and curly Cavoodle has taken the title of “top dog” in 2021”. 
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Kylie Mitchell is a veterinarian with over 17 years experience in animal health and welfare, including in the veterinary and pet insurance industries

She has three rescue cats (Noah, Bei Bei and Meeka), four very old cockatiels and a pond-full of fish.

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