Are you thinking about getting a puppy? Being a dog owner is a wonderful experience, but it’s also a big responsibility. For many years to come, you’ll have a friend by your side that relies on you to live a full and rich life. Don’t be in a rush to decide which dog breed you want. There are lots of different dog breeds with different characteristics, so choose carefully.
READ ABOUT DIFFERENT DOG BREEDS
There are lots of different dog breeds with different characteristics and needs to suit different owners. In Sweden there are more than three hundred dog breeds to choose from. Some have hunting instincts, some are companions. Some require plenty of exercise and stimulating activities while others are more relaxed. Before you decide we suggest that you think about what’s important for you and what level of commitment you can manage. What is your lifestyle? How active are you? Do you have experience with dogs? There’s lots of information about the different characteristics of different dogs. You can read more on the Swedish Kennel Club’s site kopahund.se, at breeding clubs for each breed or go to a dog show where you can meet the breed face to face.
POPULAR DOG BREEDS- THE MOST COMMON DOG BREEDS IN SWEDEN2020
The most common breeds in Sweden in 2020 were the labrador retriever, German shepherd, golden retriever, jack russell terrier and greyhound. The labrador retriever has been top of the list since 2010! This is the list of the five most popular dog breeds:
- Labrador retriever 33 195
- German shepherd 31 340
- Golden retriever 26 564
- Jack russell terrier 23 245
- Greyhound 18 508
The figures are fromThe Swedish Board of Agriculture’s dog register and show the total number of registered dogs per breed in Sweden. Other popular dogs high up on the list are border collie, cavalier King Charles spaniel, chihuahua, cocker spaniel, French bulldog, dwarf poodle, rottweiler and Shetland sheepdog.