The most popular dog breeds around the world

Use our interactive world map to learn about variations in favourite dog breeds globally. Hover over or tap a country to see the most-searched breed in that country.

rottweiler maltese pug golden retriever chihuahua cane corso
Which dog is the world’s favourite? The map above shows which dog breed each country searches for on Google more than any other. In Australia it’s the French bulldog, a feeling shared only by the UK and Thailand. Overall, the most popular dog seems to be the Rottweiler, being the most searched-for in 65 of the 161 places included in the research. This number might be influenced by the breed's feisty reputation, or by its usefulness as a guard dog. Either way, the Rottweiler is clearly on a lot of people's minds worldwide! Explore our findings in the interactive map above, or filter for a specific breed or country below.

The full list of countries

Most searched-for dog breed
AfghanistanAfghan Hound
AlbaniaMaltese
AlgeriaRottweiler
AndorraBorder Collie
AngolaRottweiler
Antigua and BarbudaAkita
ArgentinaBull Terrier
ArmeniaRottweiler
AustraliaFrench Bulldog
AustriaChihuahua
AzerbaijanRottweiler
BahrainMaltese
BangladeshMaltese
BelarusPug
BelgiumChihuahua
BelizeRottweiler
BhutanTibetan Mastiff
BoliviaRottweiler
Bosnia and HerzegovinaCane Corso
BotswanaRottweiler
BrazilPug
BruneiGolden Retriever
BulgariaCane Corso
Burkina FasoRottweiler
CameroonRottweiler
CanadaGolden Retriever
Cape VerdeRottweiler
Central African RepublicMalinois
ChilePug
BarbadosRottweiler
Myanmar (Burma)Golden Retriever
CambodiaPug
Sri LankaRottweiler
Christmas IslandRottweiler
ColombiaGolden Retriever
Republic of the CongoPug
Democratic Republic of the CongoRottweiler
Cook IslandsPug
CyprusGolden Retriever
DenmarkRottweiler
Dominican RepublicChihuahua
EcuadorCane Corso
El SalvadorMaltese
Equatorial GuineaPomeranian
EthiopiaRottweiler
EstoniaRottweiler
FijiRottweiler
FinlandRottweiler
FranceRottweiler
French PolynesiaMaltese
DjiboutiRottweiler
GabonRottweiler
GeorgiaCane Corso
The GambiaMaltese
GermanyChihuahua
GhanaRottweiler
GreeceMaltese
GrenadaRottweiler
GuamShih Tzu
GuatemalaRottweiler
GuineaRottweiler
GuyanaRottweiler
HaitiRottweiler
HondurasRottweiler
IcelandMaltese
IndiaRottweiler
IndonesiaSiberian Husky
IraqRottweiler
IrelandPug
IsraelMaltese
ItalyMaltese
Cote d'IvoireRottweiler
JamaicaRottweiler
JapanAkita
KazakhstanPug
JordanGolden Retriever
KenyaRottweiler
South KoreaMaltese
KuwaitGolden Retriever
LaosPug
LebanonGolden Retriever
LatviaMaltese
LibyaMaltese
LiechtensteinMaltese
LithuaniaMaltese
LuxembourgMaltese
MadagascarRottweiler
MalawiRottweiler
MalaysiaRottweiler
MaldivesMaltese
MaltaMaltese
MexicoPug
MonacoChihuahua
MongoliaGolden Retriever
MoldovaRottweiler
MoroccoRottweiler
MozambiqueRottweiler
OmanMaltese
NamibiaRottweiler
NepalMaltese
NetherlandsChihuahua
CuracaoCane Corso
Sint MaartenChihuahua
Caribbean NetherlandsBoerboel
New CaledoniaRottweiler
VanuatuRottweiler
New ZealandPug
NicaraguaRottweiler
NigerRottweiler
NigeriaRottweiler
NiueBasset Hound
NorwayPomeranian
Northern Mariana IslandsMaltese
PanamaRottweiler
Papua New GuineaRottweiler
ParaguayRottweiler
PeruRottweiler
PhilippinesShih Tzu
PolandMaltese
PortugalBeagle
RomaniaCane Corso
RussiaPug
RwandaBulldog
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNewfoundland
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesRottweiler
San MarinoMaltese
Sao Tome and PrincipeRottweiler
SenegalRottweiler
SerbiaCane Corso
SeychellesRottweiler
SingaporePug
SlovakiaCane Corso
VietnamPoodle
SloveniaBorder Collie
SomaliaMaltese
South AfricaRottweiler
SpainChihuahua
SurinameRottweiler
SwedenPomeranian
TajikistanMaltese
ThailandFrench Bulldog
TogoRottweiler
Trinidad and TobagoRottweiler
United Arab EmiratesMaltese
TunisiaRottweiler
TurkeyPug
TurkmenistanRottweiler
UgandaMaltese
UkrainePug
Macedonia (FYROM)Maltese
EgyptRottweiler
GuernseyPug
JerseyMaltese
TanzaniaRottweiler
United StatesGolden Retriever
United KingdomFrench Bulldog
UruguayPug
UzbekistanRottweiler
VenezuelaRottweiler
YemenChow Chow
ZambiaRottweiler

methodology

The search volumes for each of the over 400 dogs (not extinct) listed on Wikipedia's list of dog breeds were checked for each country using keywordtool.io. The 161 countries included in this article are the ones for which keywordtool.io returned enough data to show a clear preference for a breed. For 19 of the countries, there were two dog breeds sharing the top spot, so in these cases the tie was settled using Google Trends.

In some cases, what appeared to be a country’s most popular breed was actually highly searched due to sharing a company or brand name of something else in that country. In these situations we combined Google Trends for a deeper search analysis, where it can specify for dog breed.

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