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The Most Popular Dog Breeds In Australia 2022

Scratch has unleashed its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in Australia after surveying almost 13,000 dog owners in the country.

The Most Popular Dog Breeds In Australia In 2022

Each year, Scratch, an Australian company dedicated to offering high-quality dog food at reasonable prices, carry out what it calls the Great Australian Dog Survey using data obtained from dog owners. This year, Cavoodle (Poodle cross with Cavalier King Charles) was joined by Labrador Retriever, Greyhound, and Border Collie in the top spots.

Top ten most popular dog breeds in Australia 

  1. Cavoodle
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Greyhound
  4. Border Collie
  5. Golden Retriever
  6. Goldendoodle
  7. Labradoodle
  8. German Shepherd
  9. English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  10. French Bulldog

However, there were some shake-ups in the rankings. Border Collies fell from third to become the fourth most loved dog breed in the country, while Golden Retrievers stayed at number five since the last survey.

Poodle mix breeds dominated the top ten with Goldendoodles and Labradoodles coming in at number six and seven respectively.

Also in the list was the German Shepherd at number eight, English Staffordshire Bull Terrier at number nine and the French Bulldog scaping in at number ten.

Just over half of Australian dog owners opted for buying their pooches from a breeder and admitted they were willing to splash their cash with 74 per cent spending more than $1,000 purchasing their pup.

While 83 per cent of animal lovers said they would consider adoption for their next pet only 22 per cent opted to rescued their furry friend from an organisation down from 30 per cent in 2020.

11 per cent of pet owners found their dogs online while ten per cent took over ownership from a friend.

36 per cent of owners who got a dog in the last two years said Covid influenced their decision with 12 per cent regretting taking on the responsibility of a pet.