Tip: Which dog and cat breeds are searched for the most

Posted by Jennifer on May 1st, 2016

(Check back here next month when we’ll be sharing what other pet characteristics are most-searched for too, including color, sex, and coat length!)

Wondering which breeds to choose? This can help!

If you’re trying to make a decision when selecting a breed for a pet’s listing on Adopt-a-Pet.com, consider using the closest match to one of the top searched-for breeds — see our lists below! Of course be truthful, but instead of just “Terrier mix (Unknown type, small)” if the pet might be a Yorkie and Chihuahua mix, pick those two breeds instead. Why? Most people using Adopt-a-Pet.com search by breed: 63% of dog searches and 50% of cat searches select a breed.  (Bonus tip: Dogs who have both a primary and a secondary breed selected will come up in searches for both breeds, getting seen by more adopters. So if the dog is a mix, choose both a primary and secondary breed.) More people seeing your pets means more chances at a great home!


Top searched-for Dog Breeds on Adopt-a-Pet.com

1. Yorkie
2. English Bulldog
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Chihuahua
5. Labrador Retriever
6. Shih Tzu
7. Golden Retriever
8. Husky / Siberian Husky
9. Maltese
10. American Pit Bull Terrier
11. Pug
12. Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)
13. French Bulldog
14. Pomeranian
15. Goldendoodle
16. Dachshund
17. Boxer
18. Labradoodle
19. Rottweiler

Top searched-for Cat Breeds on Adopt-a-Pet.com

1. Maine Coon
2. Siamese
3. Munchkin
5. Persian
6. Ragdoll
7. Bengal
8. Siberian
9. Sphynx
10. Himalayan

The above search data was compiled from September 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016 from 60,751,681 dog and cat searches run on Adopt-a-Pet.com.

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