The most popular dog breeds in 2021 are …

If you are a dog lover what is your favorite breed?

There are many types of breeds, but obviously some are more popular than others.

In a database of more than a million pets, Rover recently published its most popular dog breeds.

The top 20 in order are:

  • Mixed race

  • Labrador Retriever

  • Golden retriever

  • German shepherd dog

  • Goldendoodle

  • Chihuahua

  • Siberian husky

  • Yorkshire Terrier

  • American pit bull terrier

  • Australian shepherd

  • Dachsund

  • Shih Tzu

  • French bulldog

  • boxer

  • Labradoodle

  • beagle

  • Maltese

  • poodle

  • Miniature Schnauzer

  • Pomerania

The breed that made the biggest jump on the list last year was the Goldendoodle, which moved up from number 9 to number 5. The most popular puppy breeds of the year, according to Rover, were mixed breed breeds and the Goldendoodle.

There was also a survey of 1,000 dog owners conducted by Rover with a few highlights including:

  • 67% of dog owners said they welcomed a new dog into their family.

  • More than half of dog owners join an association or attend a meeting related to the breed of their dog.

  • 76% of dog parents said that when they get a new dog, breed is most important to them.

  • 60% of dog owners wanted a pet to cuddle with.

  • 54% of dog owners wanted a breed that would get along with other pets.

  • 51% of dog owners wanted a highly intelligent breed.

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