Did your top pick breed make the list of the Canada’s most popular dog breeds? From mixed breeds to purebreds, we at Rover took a look at our database of over 35,000 pet parents to learn which breeds are the most beloved nationally.
The results are in: The most popular dog breeds in Canada are mixed breeds, Labrador retrievers and Golden retrievers.
Read on to find out which other breeds made the list of Canada’s top 20 most popular dog breeds, along with some of their best traits.
- Mixed breed
- Labrador retriever
- Golden retriever
- Shih tzu
- German shepherd
- Yorkshire terrier
- French bulldog
- Siberian husky
- Border collie
- Australian Shepherd
Often hardy and always unique, mixed breed dogs continually top lists of the most popular dog types in Canada. There’s a mixed pup out there for just about everyone!
Labs are one of the Canada’s most popular dog breeds. These high-spirited sporting dogs are perfect for people who love spending time outdoors swimming, jogging, or hunting.
Intelligence and a friendly disposition make Goldens one of the Canada’s most popular dog breeds. These smart pups do well with obedience training and make great hunters.
Known as the “little lion dog,” the shih tzu is an outgoing and affectionate breed. Mischievous and playful, you’ll never have a dull moment with a shih tzu around!
Intelligent and protective, German shepherds make loyal companions. These dogs bond well with their owners through physical activities like herding, tracking, and agility.
Looking for a lot of personality in a compact package? Adopt a Chihuahua! They’re ideal dogs for city dwellers, but require training to temper their “big dog” attitudes.
The Goldendoodle is a fairly new crossbreed that’s growing in popularity. They’re known for their teddy bear looks, low-shedding coats, and friendly personalities.
Yorkies are true terriers: funny, feisty, and braver than their size implies. Known as “the tomboy toy,” Yorkies are also quite affectionate and favourites of city-dwellers worldwide.
From toy to standard sizes, poodles are intelligent, athletic dogs. Bred originally as hunting dogs, these pups especially enjoy retrieving toys, swimming, and long walks or jogs.
Stocky like an English bulldog but not as large, Frenchies are great for homes of all sizes. They don’t need a ton of exercise—nice walks and trips to the dog park work well.
These spunky pups are full of personality. Ever curious and alert, dachshunds are notoriously stubborn and require patience to train, though the results are totally worth it.
Quite friendly and social, Siberian husky dogs can make great family dogs. They do well with owners who can keep them busy and active on daily walks.
This energetic workaholic is not for the novice dog owner. At the end of a long day, however, they’ll happily snuggle up with their favourite person to celebrate a job well done.
A cross between a Poodle and a Labrador, the Labradoodle is naturally hypoallergenic. Loyal, hardworking, and affectionate, these pups make great family pets.
With their pleading expressions and funny personalities, it’s hard to resist a beagle. They make excellent hunting dogs and tend to be very loyal to their people.
Charming, funny, and mischievous, pugs make loving pets. Small yet solid, they’re the ideal house dog and happy in just about any home—city or country, kids or none.
Australian shepherds are tireless partners and working dogs through and through. This incredibly smart breed makes an excellent companion for experienced dog owners.
Fun-loving and protective of their people, boxers make great companions. Consider a boxer if you’re an active individual looking for a playful, high-energy dog.
With their foxy faces and big dog attitudes, Poms command attention wherever they go. They’re also smarter than their cute appearance may imply, mastering tricks with ease.
This teddy bear-cute breed combines the outgoing personality of a cocker spaniel with the low-shedding coat of a poodle. Loyal and loving, they’re great pets for active families.