Australia’s Favourite Dog Breeds
We’re a nation of dog lovers. But which dog breed do we love the most?
Thousands of dog lovers across Australia voted for Australia’s favourite dog breed.
Thank you so much for turning out in huge numbers to represent the dog breed that you love the most.
Family-friendly breeds dominated the list, and you’ll also notice there are a fair few working dog breeds in the top ten, too.
And every single vote counted. It was a close contest, and a podium finish came down to the wire — only one vote separated third and fourth place.
Dog lovers, scroll down to see the winner….
10. Australian Cattle Dog
This intelligent breed was made to herd, and are happiest when they get plenty of mental and physical activity.
9. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are famous for being in action — as a police dog, or in the military. They are great at search-and-rescue, and detecting narcotics or explosives.
8. Jack Russells
Charming, affectionate, and small, Jack Russells make for wonderful family dogs. They were made to hunt foxes and are very energetic.
7. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Despite their muscular body, intense stare and imposing stance, the Staffy is a softie at heart.
6. Australian Kelpie
Easily trainable, the Australian Kelpie excels in dog sports and in jobs such as herding or search-and-rescue. They’re also great watchdogs.
5. Golden Retrievers
One of the ultimate family dogs, Golden Retrievers are great with kids and home life. They’re loyal, loving, and easy to train.
4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
These days, this breed loves being a housedog, but is a sporty breed at heart. They love hiking, running on the beach, and being with their family.
Brave, independent, and stubborn, the Dachshund is tiny but mighty. Despite their sweet faces, they were bred to hunt.
The ultimate all-rounder, the Labrador is both family-friendly and a fantastic working dog breed. They are loyal to their humans and love to make them happy.
1. Border Collie
There’s never a dull moment with a Border Collie. They are highly intelligent, active and hard-working – and clearly, very much beloved by Australians.
Congratulations to the Border Collie! Australians love this breed for their energy, working drive, and high intelligence.
Border Collies have won hearts all over the world for being athletic and highly trainable dogs who were bred to herd animals.
All dogs are amazing, but Border Collies have an exceptional place in our hearts and homes.
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