the ranking of the favorite dog breeds of the French

Whether big or small, long-haired or short-haired, the French love purebred dogs. The ranking of the favorite dog breeds of the French crowns for the 4th consecutive year the same breed… What are the favorite dog breeds of the French in 2021? Answers.

The purebred dogs on the coast with the French. In 2021, 276,506 registrations for the LOF were made, crossing the symbolic bar of 250,000 registrations for the first time.

What is the favorite dog breed of the French in 2021?

Unbeatable since 2018, the Australian shepherd is still the favorite breed of the French in 2021. With nearly 20,500 registrations (i.e. +22% compared to 2020), it is well ahead in the ranking established by the Centrale Canine, ahead of the Golden retriever (14,444 registrations) and the Belgian Shepherd (13,542).

Australian Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Belgian Shepherd: the winning trio

  • the Australian shepherd, a favorite of the French for many years, is a medium-sized, sociable and energetic dog. Lively, he needs to exert himself daily. He is a dog who loves family life and who will prefer to live in a house rather than an apartment.
Unbeatable since 2018, the Australian shepherd is still the favorite breed of the French in 2021. Evelina / stock.adobe.com
  • the Golden retriever return to the top of the standings by coming in second. This calm and easy to train medium-sized dog is a dog that loves to be around. His affectionate character and loyalty to his master make him an ideal dog for families with children.
the Golden retriever return to the top of the standings by coming in second. Anastasia / stock.adobe.com
  • Finally the belgian shepherd have been in the top 3 for several years. Among Belgian shepherds, the Malinois is the most popular with the French. This sporty and protective dog is an ideal companion for families.
Among Belgian shepherds, the Malinois is the most popular with the French. otsphoto/stock.adobe.com

Top 10 favorite dog breeds of the French in 2021

Sheepdogs lead the 2021 ranking

If the 2021 ranking brings some nice surprises, such as the second place Golden Retriever which comes to shake up the top three, the breeds of sheepdogs are acclaimed by the French.

Praised for their adaptability and their obedient characters, sheepdogs (belonging to group 1: sheepdog and cattle dogs) such as the Australian shepherd, the Belgian shepherd or the German shepherd, all the same require careful training and a lifestyle active to thrive in their homes.

Adopting an animal you hire is a decision that you will need to think carefully about. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before starting. They could give you their advice on the breed of dog that will suit you best.

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