As part of International Dog Day, Rover is revealing the dog breeds that Canadian families have loved since the beginning of the year.
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The Rover company came up with these results because of a study carried out in July 2023 with more than 1000 participants.
Three in five owners own a mixed breed dog, the most popular breed in Canada. Second place is Labrador Retriever and third place is Golden Retriever.
Goldendoodle is in fourth place. This breed has grown in popularity over the past few years due to their soft coats and friendly personalities.
Intelligent, protective and above all loyal, the German Shepherd ranks fifth. French Bulldog, Labradoodle and Cockapoo round out the Rover Company roster.
While choosing a breed is an important factor when adopting, more than one-third of owners (38%) say they look for personality traits like loyalty and friendliness more in a new pet. That is why these values are observed in most of the animals in the table.
In comparison, the Pomeranian, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Samoyed are the dog breeds most loved by dog lovers around the world.
The Rover study also released statistics on the most popular dog breeds across generations. While mixed race is always at the top of the rankings, the second position is different for each generation:
- Baby Boomers: The Labrador Retriever
- Generation X: Chihuahua
- Millennials: The German Shepherd
- Generation Z: The Golden Retriever
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