Approximately 58% of Canadian households own at least one pet. But how many of these are dogs? The number of dogs in Canada grew from 7.6 million in 2018 to 7.7 million in 2020 and continues to climb. Canadians love dogs!
Let’s look at more interesting facts about dogs in Canada.
What Are the Most Popular Dog Breeds in Canada?
Canadians love dogs, but some dog breeds are more popular than others. Here are the top ten most popular dog breeds in Canada and their population numbers.
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Are There Any Canadian Dog Breeds?
The Canadian Kennel Club maintains registration for 187 breeds of Canadian purebred dogs. It also recognizes several other breeds that aren’t formally registered.
There is also a miscellaneous category for dog breeds that don’t fit these categorizations or that are in the process of receiving official recognition.
While the last two breeds on the list have Canadian-inspired names, their breed development occurred primarily in Great Britain and Europe.
Despite holding the second spot in popularity behind cats, Canadian dog owners still account for almost half of pet ownership in Canada. Five distinctive Canadian dog breeds are recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club, some of which are almost non-existent outside of the country.
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