When it comes to companions, none are more loyal or loving than our four-legged canine friends, regardless of what breed they are.

However, Canadians are partial to some breeds over others, as evidenced by an annual study conducted by Canadian Kennel Club, and this year’s list features a new addition: the Australian Shepherd.

Yet no one can compete with the Labrador Retriever – this trusty compatriot has been Canada’s top choice of dog breed since 1995.

Other notable breeds include the Bulldog that took the spot of the Miniature Schnauzer, and the Bernese Mountain dog that has been featured in this list for a decade.

“Large or small breeds, it’s clear that Canadians love their dogs no matter the size,” said Lance Novak, CKC Executive Director.

“Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, it’s important that you’re able to choose a dog that really suits your home, family and lifestyle. We’re here to help.”

These are Canada’s top 10 most popular dog breeds:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Poodle
  5. Shetland Sheepdog
  6. French Bulldog
  7. Havanese
  8. Bernese Mountain Dog
  9. Australian Shepherd
  10. Bulldog

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