These are the Most Popular Dog Breeds Across Chicago in 2021 – NBC Chicago
As more and more people got pandemic pets over the past year, a new study has revealed the most popular dog breeds in Chicago from 2020-2021.
According to Rover, the Cockapoo was the top-rated dog for Chicago residents last year.
Here is a list of the top 5:
- American pit bull terrier
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- English bulldog
- 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.
At the national level, the study found that Goldendoodles made the biggest leap in popularity in the past year, making them the “pandemic puppy” breed of the study.
The top 10 dogs nationwide were: Mixed Breed, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Goldendoodle, Chihuahua, Siberian Huskey, Yorkshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier and Australian Shephard.
Mixed dogs have come out on top this year, with more than half of respondents saying they have dogs with a combination of breeds, Rover said.
According to the study, the top traits people look for in a dog are a puppy that snuggles up, a breed that gets along with other pets, and a breed that is highly intelligent.