Five loveable dog breeds that originated in Canada

Canadians are a dog-loving bunch: in 2016, approximately 41 per cent of Canadian households include at least one dog, with the total doggo and pupper pet population in the country reaching 7.6 million furry friends.

And we’re surprisingly patriotic in our canine choices: of the 10 most popular dog breeds in 2016, the Labrador retriever—a breed with its roots in Canada—was ranked number one.

In fact, the Canadian Kennel Club recognizes five breeds as being “uniquely Canadian.” Do they have a particular Canadian character? You be the judge.