The coronavirus lockdowns are being reported as one of the drivers for an increase in dog adoptions throughout the country. Australia’s 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?
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 Terrier
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.
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.
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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