Top dog breeds in Australia for 2020

Top dog breeds in Australia for 2020


What are the top dog breeds in Australia?

We are excited to present the top dog breeds in Australia for 2020! The most popular crown goes to the Labrador and is followed closely by the Cavoodle and Border Collie. However, we think you'll agree - big, little, fluffy, furry, we love them all.

Labrador dog breed

When it comes down to it, dog breeds that are intelligent, easily trained and great with families and kids tend to make the top lists. However, other breeds that might need a little more work and consistent training are also very beloved. Clearly, it all depends on a pet owner's lifestyle and ownership experience. 

Australia's top dog breeds list

  1. Labrador
  2. Cavoodle
  3. Border Collie
  4. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  5. Golden Retriever 
  6. Spoodle
  7. Kelpie
  8. Labradoodle
  9. Jack Russell
  10. Beagle
  11. Greyhound
  12. Pug
  13. German Shepherd
  14. Chihuahua
  15. French Bulldog
  16. Maltese Terrier
  17. Cocker Spaniel
  18. Toy Poodle
  19. Boxer
  20. Groodle

Border Collie dog breed

Some tips on choosing a dog breed

When adopting a dog, be sure to take your family and lifestyle into account. For example, if you have kids or work full time, it's important that you can dedicate time for training and socialising your dog. Furthermore, consider your home size and garden, as many breeds need space to run and play. 

Another important issue is grooming, as some breeds (such as Labradors and Border Collies) may shed more than others. Notably, some breeds (such as poodle crosses) don't shed much, however, they do need costly professional grooming. 

Cavoodle dog breed

Furthermore, before choosing a dog breed, research any health issues that can come up. For example, if you adopt a breed with known genetic issues, it's important to keep an eye out for problems and listen to your vet's advice.

Lastly, whatever breed of pooch you own, there is a pet sitter on Pawshake who has the experience and knowledge to care for your dog. Simply enter your suburb into the search bar to see who is nearby.