Ever wondered what the most popular breed of dog is in Canada? The top breed insured with us is the Mixed Breed Dog. That’s right, Canadians love their crossbreeds, and rightly so! Here is a guide to some of the most popular family dog breeds in Canada.
Five popular family breeds who reside in Canada
1. Mixed Breed Dog
From the Labradoodle (Labrador and Poodle), Puggle (Pug and Beagle) and Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle), there is a huge range of mixed breeds covering all shapes and sizes. They can be a mixture of two different breeds or several, making them truly unique! Mixed breed dogs combine the much-loved traits of particular dogs, and are said to be healthier and less susceptible to hereditary diseases.
2. Golden Retriever
The affectionate, family-friendly Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dogs, not just in Canada but also in the world. Not only are they obedient and intelligent, but they are also easily contented, whether playing outdoors or spending time with children indoors. Their trainability is just one of the many reasons why they are therapy and assistance dogs.
3. Shih Tzu
If you’re looking for a lap dog, then the Shih Tzu may be for you. This toy dog requires less exercise than larger, more energetic breeds. Originating from Tibet, their name translates to ‘lion dog’ but they are gentle, affectionate and make excellent companions for children. They are also ideal for those with allergies since they shed little to no hair.
4. Yorkshire Terrier
Despite their small size, Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, are bold and at times feisty, so consistent training is a must. They are also energetic, loyal and loving which makes them ideal household pets. If you’re looking for a cute toy dog, the Yorkie should be a serious contender.
5. German Shepherd
Faithful and protective, few other breeds could make the home feel as safe and guarded as the German Shepherd. They are still the most favored breed for use in the police and military, but their intelligence and trainability also make them extremely loyal companions. Socialization at an early age allows them to become familiar with different people and dogs to help prevent their sometimes suspicious disposition.
Family dog breeds in Canada: fun for the entire family
There are so many wonderful breeds that we share our home with, and we are happy to share with you these popular dog breeds! Feel free to leave in the comments your favorite furry companion!