Charlie the Cavoodle maintains its title as Australia’s most popular dog according to research by HCF Pet Insurance.
The data showed that the three most popular breeds are Cavoodle, Maltese Cross, and Labrador, with the most popular names being Charlie, Coco, and Bella.
Lorraine Thomas, HCF Chief Officer of Product and Diversified Business, said the survey results were a nod to how integrated dogs were into Australian family lives, with 57 percent of dog owners stating ‘overall their dog makes them happier than any other family member’.
“Pets bring great comfort to their owners and can also provide so many health benefits, from being a good reason to get out of the house and go for a walk, to being a calming companion that lends an ear and almost never answers back.”
The ten most popular dog breeds in Australia in 2022 are:
2. Maltese Cross
5. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
6. Golden Retriever
8. Border Collie
9. Cavalier King Charlies Spaniel
The most popular dog names in Australia in 2022 are:
Also revealed in the study was that 29 percent of married dog owners said they would prefer to share their bed with their dog than their partner, and 36 percent of dog owners with kids said they give their children food they wouldn’t consider healthy enough for their dog.
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