BOSTON (WHDH) – The world’s largest online pet care marketplace released its annual report on Monday, listing the county’s most popular dog breeds for 2021 and highlighting the five hottest dog breeds in 35 major cities across the United States.
In Boston, the top 5 trending breeds, according to Rover’s latest report, were:
- French bulldog
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
At the national level, Goldendoodles were the second most popular puppy breed of the year, behind only mixed breeds, the report said. The Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherd breeds were also some of the most popular.
When it came to adding a new furry friend, the majority of dog parents said they care about breed and the biggest consideration is “family-friendly,” according to the report. Other key factors animal lovers consider when purchasing a dog were a dog that snuggled, a breed that got along with other pets, and a breed that was highly intelligent.
About 67 percent of pet parents across the country have reportedly welcomed new dogs into their homes during the pandemic.
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