Australia’s top 10 most popular dog breeds have been named, with theCavoodle taking out the number one spot.

The survey by HCF Pet Insurance found the most popular dog breeds are theCavoodle, Maltese Cross and Labrador. The most popular names are Charlie,Bella and Ruby.

Rose, a breeder at Teddy Bear Cavoodles in the Blue Mountains, said peopleadopt Cavoodles for a variety of different reasons spanning from pets forfamilies to assisted companions to people healing from brain injuries.

“The love and joy you receive from a puppy is truly heartwarming, I experienceit in my own family as we love and raise our puppies, I then see it in theparents and children when the puppies find their new homes.”

Lorraine Thomas, HCF Chief Officer Product and Innovation, said that theincrease of working from home has had an impact on the rise of dog ownershipin the country.

“We know that almost two thirds of Aussie homes have pets – in fact there aremore pets in Australia than there are people, and almost 40 per cent of homeshave at least one dog which is a trend on the rise now that we are spendingmore time working and learning from home.”

The top 10 dog breeds, in order of popularity, are: Cavoodle, Maltese Cross,Labrador, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Golden Retriever, Border Collie,Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Labradoodle, Spoodle and German Shepherd.

The top 10 most popular names are: Charlie, Bella, Ruby, Max, Maggie, Lilly,Coco, Buddy, Toby and Oscar.

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