Australian Shepherd, Golden Retriever… Here are the French’s favourite canines | EUROtoday

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Iplain within the hearts of the French. For six years, the Australian Shepherd has held first place within the rating of canine breeds most popular by residents of France. And the yr 2023 confirms its standing. Unveiled by the corporate Centrale Canine, the checklist primarily based on puppies born in 2023 and registered within the French Book of Origins stays unchanged in comparison with 2022. With practically 18,000 births final yr, the Australian Shepherd remains to be the favourite canine of French, with a slight decline within the variety of births (17,609 puppies in comparison with 20,018 in 2022).

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“The popularity of this breed among the French has continued to grow since its arrival on the territory in the mid-1980s. In 1997, France had fewer than 130 Australian Shepherds, compared to more than 150,000 today” , explains the corporate. It is intently adopted by the golden retriever and its greater than 15,000 births per yr.

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The Staffordshire bull terrier, additionally known as “staffie”, maintains its third place, with practically 11,000 puppies in 2023. Followed so as: the Belgian shepherd, the German shepherd, the Labrador retriever and the Cavalier King Charles. Certain breeds have skilled robust development, such because the dachshund which gained six ranks reaching eleventh place. READ ALSO Cat on the left, canine on the fitting: what our animals say about our vote

In its press launch, the Centrale Canine firm explains the newest canine traits. “The French love shepherd dogs, but also retrievers and more recently primitive dogs. We generally notice a tendency to prefer small or medium-sized dogs,” she explains.