Choosing the perfect dog is an important task with results that last a lifetime. Whether you end up with a big lovable family dog for everyone or a cute lap dog that just loves to cuddle just you will also be your top dog.
From toys to giants and everything in between, Bought By Many dug into their database to discover the top 10 puppies trending in 2015, and stumbled across some internet trends along the way. Read on to see if your furry pet is a trendy little fur ball!
Top 10 Puppies 2015
In August 2014, Bought By Many revealed the UK’s favourite puppy by analysing internet search data from Google.
But which puppies’ popularity has increased the most in the last 12 months? Bought By Many looked at the latest data to find out.
Trending Puppies: Biggest change in number of internet searches since June 2014
1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 2. St Bernard
3. Shih Tzu 4. German Shepherd
5. Dachshund 6. Lhasa Apso
7. Papillon 8. Caucasian Shepherd
9. Pomeranian 10. Newfoundland
Trending now: BIG dogs
Perhaps the most unfamiliar name in this Top 10 – to UK dog lovers at least – is the Caucasian Shepherd Dog (also known as the Caucasian Ovcharka).
Hailing from the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbijan, Caucasian Shepherds were originally bred to hunt bears and kill wolves – skills which are unlikely to be needed in most parts of the UK.
Caucasian Shepherds can grow up to ten stone in weight, sometimes dwarfing their owners.
Also trending are two other sizeable breeds: the water-loving Newfoundland, and the original mountain rescue dog the St Bernard.
As well as physical strength and discipline, new owners of these giants breeds will need deep pockets. Big dogs have big appetites, and the cost of pet insurance can be 4x higher than it is for smaller dogs.
Toy Dogs: The Next Generation
At the other end of the size spectrum, interest in Toy Dogs is also evolving. While French Bulldogs and Pugs are now firmly established in the Top 10 most searched-for puppies, it is other small breeds who are now making the running – literally in the case of Papillon-cross Konjo, recently crowned the world’s fastest dog on two paws.
Meanwhile, another diminutive member of the spaniel family, the Cavalier, is the top trending puppy of 2015.
Other toy dogs to win new fans in 2015 include the Dachshund, the Pomeranian, and the oft-confused Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso.
Preferred Pooches: The UK’s Favourite Puppies by Total Volume of Internet Searches
Change in position vs 2014 is shown in brackets
- French Bulldog
- German Shepherd (+1)
- Cocker Spaniel (-1)
- Golden Retriever
The Top 10 Puppies Trending in 2015 UK – Wag The Dog UK http://t.co/u0Ow16MJOL
— Wag N Go (@wagthedoguk) September 10, 2015