10 most popular dog breeds

10 most popular dog breeds

These are the 10 most popular dog breeds in the world, based on the number of monthly searches they get. These are the top ones from ClawBuddies’ large list of the most popular dog breeds in the world, which contains the 100 most searched for dog breeds. If you are pondering about getting a puppy, but not sure what kind, take a look at this list and see what the most owned ones are

1: Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus are the most searched for dog with a monthly average of 2.970.000 searches on Google every month. Shiba Inus are medium-sized dogs with a medium coat size, part of the American Kennel Clubs Non-sporting dogs. The Shiba Inu originates from Japan around 300 BC, they can grow to be up to 10 kg / 23 pounds

 

2: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers probably needs no introduction, these dogs are the second most searched for dog, and the 4. most owned dog in the USA. Golden Retrievers are kind dogs, they usually get along with just about everyone. They get along with children just fine too, a trait that makes them a popular choice as family dogs

 

3: Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a large dog that can grow to be up to 61 kg / 135 lbs and be up to 68 cm / 27 inches tall. Rottweilers have been used as police and guard dogs for a long time, but they are also popular family dogs. In general, Rottweilers are not very vocal dogs. They mainly just bark to alert of something

 

4: Border Collie

Border Collie

Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent of all dog breeds. In the right hands, they can be trained to do just about anything. Being shepherds, bred to work all day long, Border Collies do require a lot of exercise in order to stay happy and healthy. They also need mental stimulation, like all dog breeds do

 

5: Cane Corso

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso is a big fierce-looking dog that can weigh up to 50 kg / 130 pounds, and be up to 70 cm tall. These dogs are descendants of the Molossian war dogs the Roman legions used on their conquests. Cane Corsos have a short coat that doesn’t shed a lot, they are also quite silent dogs, at least while being indoors

 

6: Beagle

Beagle

The Beagle is a happy little energetic creature that has found its way into many homes. They are the 6. most searched for dog breeds in the world, and the 7. most owned dog in the USA. Beagles can grow up to be 14 kg / 30 lbs and have a height of 38 cm / 15 inches from the ground to the shoulders

 

7: Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu’s are small popular dogs that supposedly originated in Tibet in the 1700s. Shih Tzus won’t take up much room in your home as they only grow to be up to 27 cm / 10.5 inches. Weightwise, they can be anywhere from 4.1 to 7.2 kg / 9 lbs to 16 lbs. This is a breed that can live long too, up to 18 years

 

8: Greyhound

Greyhound

Greyhounds are nicknamed the world’s fastest couch potatoes. They are in fact the world’s fastest dog breed, but they also enjoy chilling out on the couch. Greyhounds are bred for sprinting, not endurance. You probably have seen the Greyhounds at some point, perhaps on TV where they chase metal rabbits on a race track?

 

9: Doberman

Doberman

The Doberman Pinscher is another dog that is used as a guard dog and by police forces around the world. The Doberman Pinscher is a result of crossing the German Shepherd with the German Pinscher. They are the 18. most owned dog in the United States of America. Dobermans are quite big, they can grow up to be 74 cm / 28 inches tall, combined with their fierce look, a burglar would think twice before breaking into a home with a Doberman present

 

10: Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world, they only grow up to be 20 cm / 8 inches at the most. The weight of a Chihuahua should not exceed 2.7 kg / 6 lbs, another dog that won’t take up much room in your home. Chihuahuas can either have a short coat, or a coat with a medium hair length