It’s not out of the norm to point out that your dog could be the most popular in the world. But what do the statistics say about Singapore’s most popular dog breeds?
If you are curious about Singapore’s most popular dog breeds, then you’re in the right place! The statistics for registrations of purebred puppies and mixed breeds for the previous year have just been released, giving us a good indication of what the most popular breeds will be this year.
Let’s find out which breeds take the top spots:
The Shih Tzu is a dog breed best known for its short snout and large round eyes. The name Shih Tzu means “little lion.” Although they look fierce, this dog has nothing to be afraid of. They have a playful personality with a calm and friendly temperament. You can adopt one since HDB approves them.
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish retriever breed characterized by a gentle and affectionate nature and a unique golden coat. It’s a frequent competitor in obedience trials and dog shows. The Golden Retriever may also be used as a gun dog and may be trained as a guide dog.
The Maltese are a breed of dog generally associated with the island of Malta. The modern variety of Maltese has a silky-pure white coat with hanging ears and a tail curving over its back. They don’t normally shed too much despite the amount of fur they seem to have. Maltese are gentle, fearless, and love to be around people.
Jack Russell Terrier has been a favorite breed for families for a long period, especially with their small size and playful nature. It’s a highly energetic breed that relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation. It’s predominantly white in coloration with black or brown and tan markings. These dogs exhibit either a rough or smooth skin types, or a combination of both.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a medium-sized dog thought to have been developed from the smallest specimens of the Standard Schnauzer. They have excellent guarding tendencies with no predisposition to bite. Miniature Schnauzers come in four color variations: black and silver, solid black, salt and paper, and white.
The Chihuahua is one of the world’s smallest dog breeds. It comes in any color combination, from solid to marked or splashed. This unique breed is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua and is normally kept as a companion dog or for show. The Chihuahuas also make great watchdogs since they are extremely suspicious of strangers like the Pomeranian.
The Poodle is a water dog breed divided into four categories depending on their size: The Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle, Medium Poodle, and Standard Poodle. You should get yourself a Poodle if you are someone who loves to cuddle. These dogs are affectionate and smart. They also look adorable and may even get lost in a pile of cute toys since they all bear a striking resemblance.
The Labrador Retriever dog is a breed of retriever gun dog that is very popular in Singapore and all over the world, especially in Canada and the United States. The Labradors are famed for their pleasant nature, loyalty, and helpful disposition. Some are adopted as family pets, but most work as search-and-rescue, fishing, hunting, and service dogs. You might see most Labradors in police camps, army camps, and the Customs as they’re among the breeds protecting our countries.
The Pomeranian, commonly known as “Pom Pom,” is one of the most popular choices for a family pet. It’s classified as a toy breed because of its small size. They are petite and cute, which is why they have been made popular by many royal owners since the 18th century. They make incredible guard dogs since they are always suspicious of strangers and bark a lot.
A mongrel, or simply a mixed-breed dog, is a breed that does not belong to any officially recognized group. These dogs are loved as much as other breeds and are usually rescued by animal shelters. You will see them roaming around and minding their businesses anywhere from your void deck to the coffee shop.
Grain-free pet food is just what its name describes- pet food made free of grains. There is a chance you may come across shoppers scanning labels at any pet store to ensure their pet’s food is free of one thing or another- fat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free… the list grows longer each day. Common grain-free pet food includes:
With Heka, all dogs of all sizes can experience the power of nature! Heka is highly palatable and is more suitable for dogs with food sensitivities. It’s also appropriate for dogs with inflammatory bowel disease.
Absolute Holistic is made with real meat as the first ingredient, followed by veggies, fruits, and other superfoods. Besides, it’s also been formulated with adequate proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants your dog needs to thrive.
Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream boasts a grain-free formula made with sweet potatoes and real smoked salmon, providing highly digestible energy for your sensitive dog. It also provides an optimal amino acid profile and naturally sourced antioxidants.
Nutripe Essence Australian Pork is a scientist-formulated, Australian-made dog food rich in antioxidants, fruits, and vegetables that helps boost the immune system. It’s also good for your dog’s gut health since it contains extra enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics.
ORIJEN is a biologically appropriate diet that is rich in whole animal ingredients. The first five ingredients are raw fish, which includes rockfish, flounder, hake, mackerel, and sole. ORIJEN is coated with freeze-dried liver for a taste your dog instinctively craves.
Addiction Grain Free Salmon Bleu is a hypoallergenic formula with low allergy-causing ingredients. It uses New Zealand King Salmon as the star ingredient paired with wholesome fruits and vegetables. This formula helps promote your dog’s coat and skin health since it’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids from Salmon and Flaxseed.