March 3, 2017
The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Canada in 2016
Earlier this week, the Canadian Kennel Club released their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in Canada in 2016. Canadian DogWatch customers, did your dog’s breed make this year’s list?
No surprise, the Labrador Retriever held on to its number one ranking as the most popular dog breed in Canada. The beloved Lab, also very popular in the United States, has held the top spot on CKC’s list for over two decades.
The big news this year is the rise of the Havanese, which cracked the top 5 for the first time. This perky lapdog, named after its Caribbean city of origin, Havana, Cuba, continues to grow in popularity up North. Check out the entire top 10 below.
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
6. Shetland Sheepdog
7. Bernese Mountain Dog
8. French Bulldog
9. Yorkshire Terrier
10. Miniature Schnauzer
Our featured image includes four adorable DogWatch customers from Canada. Clockwise from Left: Hazelnut the Bernese Mountain Dog from Glenburnie, Ontario, Pickles the Havanese from Calgary, Alberta, Dakota the Labrador Retriever from Kingston, Ontario and Oliver the Yorkshire Terrier from Napanee, Ontario.
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