The 10 most searched breeds from Google’s 2017 data
By The Get Leashed Trends Team
Every year, the services we love like Spotify, Netflix, and Google, release spectacular data about our user behavior. Last year, we joked around the Get Leashed office that Australian Shepherds were trending, and poised to become the next French Bulldog, a breed commonly seen around our homebase of Toronto. As it turns out, we weren’t far off!
Google has released their annual Year in Search Data to celebrate the end of 2017. This year has been chock full of trillions of searches across news, politics, film, entertainment, sports, and the most important topic on the internet: pets.
With some up and coming favs, some lesser seen pups, and a canine classic, the year’s most searched dog breeds are certainly interesting.
Have a look at the ten most searched dog breeds of 2017:
10. Border Collie
These gorgeous, active herders are favorites for their athleticism and smarts. This dog, named Ego, was definitely our favorite Collies of the year.
9. Shiba Inu
2017 was a year full of change, but one thing which remains constant is the internet’s unwavering devotion to the doge, aka Shiba Inu. While Shibas aren’t the only Japanese breeds worth mentioning, they are the only ones to crack the top ten.
8. Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is native to Australia and was raised for, you guessed it, cattle herding. They became recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1980 and are known as curious, alert, and pleasant.
7. Golden Doodle
They’re cute, they’re fluffy, and they look like perfect cuddle monsters. We think insta famous Doods like Murphy the Golden Doodle have played a part in popularizing this gorgeous breed.
Beagles are full of energy and love to hunt. The breed is also described as happy go lucky. Aww! Just one look at their cute face and you can see why they made it to the sixth spot on this year’s list.
5. Australian Shepherd
Coming in at number five, this incredible breed and their Miniature counterparts are as smart as they are stunning. They love to learn new things and be helpful. From ad campaigns to dog parks, we bet you’ll be seeing these pups everywhere.
4. French Bulldog
Celebs like Lady Gaga and Martha Stewart have helped popularize this breed, but sadly, irresponsible breeding practices are causing health issues in the breed. With possible eye issues, breathing problems and more, shelters in some areas are seeing an uptake in Frenchie surrenders from owners who cannot handle the financial responsibility of this breed’s health costs. Please, if you love Frenchies, research the breed locate a reputable source.
3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Is it any surprise that these loaves made the list, when one of the world’s most famous women, the Queen herself, added another Corgi to her family this year? They’ve basically been trending since Her Majesty adopted her first Corgi back in 1944!
For all their sizes (three) and colors (four), there are many variations of the Poodle to love. These beauties are sometimes stereotyped as not having much going on in the brains department, but they are actually quite smart and live to please when it comes to obedience training.
1. Golden Retriever
Sometimes, you can’t beat a classic. The Golden Retriever tops the list as 2017’s most Googled dog! We simply cannot argue with that.
So that ends this year’s roundup. Will you be adding a dog to your family in 2018? Read this first.