Canada's 10 most popular dog breeds

We asked Canadian Living readers to share their favourite dog breeds with us on our Facebook page. It goes without saying that Canadians love their pets! After over 400 responses we narrowed it down to the 10 most popular dog breeds in Canada.

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1. Rescue

By far, the most mentioned type of dog wasn't a particular breed — it was any breed, as long as it was a rescue. Rescuing an animal is great way to add a pet to your family while also helping an animal in need. There are numerous pet adoption organizations across Canada that can help you find the right pet for your family.

Positives: It is more cost-effective to rescue a dog than purchase one from a breeder. In addition to saving money, you're also performing a good deed by giving the dog a forever home.

Negatives: Some of these animals may have been neglected or abused in their former homes, so you will be faced with challenges in socializing them and helping them regain confidence and trust. It's hard work, but it's almost always worth it in the end!

Photography by Natasha Singh

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