Canada’s Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

The Canadian Kennel Club Rounds Up The Most Popular Breeds of the Year

By Catalina Barrios

What’s your guess of the most popular breed?


As a way of staying connected with what is happening around the world, I enjoy seeing the “top” lists, whether it is the most popular songs, show, toys, cars, clothes, etc. The dog breeds that are most popular also vary by place for a number of reasons. The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) recently released its most popular dog breeds list for 2016. This year is the first time a toy breed has made it on the list. But there are also some familiar fluffs.

The most popular dog breed has been in the #1 position for over 20 years!

I would love to have at least half of these dogs come and live with me, but in order for that to happen I first have to make sure I live in a house with a very big yard.

Have a look at who made the top 10 for Canadians:

You won’t believe what #5’s favorite toy is and hint: it’s not a ball or a bone.

10. Schnauzer (Miniature)

This beautiful and irresistible dog commonly tops most popular breed lists around the world. As miniatures, they weigh up to 20 pounds. making them great flight companions, and have a life span of 12 to 14 years. They also enjoy being around people and are very protective.

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Why are dogs just so cute? The Yorkshire Terrier is a great companion dog and weighs up to 6 pounds. Because they are so small, chances are you will see this dog in their owner’s purse or bag. This affectionate breed enjoys having lots of attention, is family oriented, loves staying active and doesn’t like spending long periods of time alone.

8. French Bulldog

This glamorous dog, who can have a life span of up to 14 years, enjoys being with children and adults. They are excellent watchdogs and will alert their owner of the presence of strangers. French Bulldogs need daily walks to prevent them from getting overweight, and do have some travel constraints and other health concerns due to being snub nosed (brachycephalic). More about that here.

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