Here's paws for thought – most popular dog breeds and names
One of the side effects of the pandemic has been a massive increase in people buying dogs – so much so that scammers have got in on the act – ‘selling’ puppies that do not exist.
But a new study based on more than 156 million Google searches has revealed the top trending dog breeds and dog names across Australia.
There were a whopping 6.2 million Google searches for ‘dog adoption’ and ‘getting a new dog’ in the first half of this year – a 111 per cent year-on-year increase.
To work out the most popular dog breeds and names, the experts at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Australia analysed search interest in more than 480 dog breeds and 245 popular names. This is what they concluded.
Top 10 trending dog breeds:
2. Golden Retriever
3. French Bulldog
4. (Joint) Australian Shepherd and Border Collie
6. German Shepherd
The Cavoodle was mentioned in 39 per cent more searches than second-placed Golden Retriever.
Top 10 trending dog names:
This was done through a search popularity index score based on growth in search and year-on-year change.
Thirty-two per cent of the top 25 trending names were references to TV and film; 28 per cent of the top 25 were also popular baby names in their own right.