These are the most popular dog breeds across Chicago in 2021 – NBC Chicago


As more and more people have acquired a “pandemic pet” over the past year, a new study has revealed the most popular dog breeds in Chicago from 2020 to 2021.

According to Rover, the Cockapoo was the top ranked dog over the past year for Chicago residents.

Here is a list of the top five:

  1. Cockapoo
  2. American Pit Bull Terrier
  3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  4. English bulldog
  5. French bulldog

As the coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay indoors, 67% of American dog owners said they had a new furry friend in 2020 and 2021, according to the Rover study.

Nationally, the study found that Goldendoodles have made the biggest jump in popularity over the past year, making them the “pandemic puppy” breed for the study.

The top 10 dogs nationwide were: mixed breed, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shephard, Goldendoodle, Chihuahua, Siberian Huskey, Yorkshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Australian Shephard.

Mixed dogs came out on top this year, with more than half of survey respondents saying they had dogs that were breed combinations, Rover said.

According to the study, the top qualities people look for in a dog are a snuggling puppy, a breed that will get along with other pets, and a very intelligent breed.

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