Canada’s most popular dog breed of 2020 is…

The results are in— released their list of the most popular dog breeds in Canada in 2020. Mixed breed came out on top, followed by Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers.

Experts point to the COVID-19 pandemic as a potential reason that the mixed breed rose in popularity compared to 2019. (It was number two last year.) “During stressful times, companion pets provide mental, social, and emotional benefits—regardless of the breed,” said veterinarian Rebecca Greenstein in a press release. “Some Canadians seek out specific traits and breeds, while others are thrilled to adopt a mixed-breed rescue.”

The top 10 breeds are:

1. Mixed Breed

2. Labrador Retriever

3. Golden Retriever

4. Shih Tzu

5. German Shepherd

6. Chihuahua

7. Goldendoodle

8. Yorkshire Terrier

9. Poodle

10. French Bulldog

You can see the full list here.

If you’re considering adding a pup to your family, here are 10 reasons why the cottage is even better with a dog. And if you’re looking for a breed that will suit your weekend trips to the lake, these 10 are the cottage-friendly sort. If you do have a new dog in the family, and they’ve never been to the cottage before, check out our tips for making your visit stress-free.

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