IBGE data identified that Brazil is a country that loves dogs. Considering only the domiciled, that is, who live in a home, more than 46% of the houses in our country have at least one dog breed. There are about 52 million doguinhos in Brazilian families.
The number is expressive, but there are some dog breeds that are more present in everyday life. Would you venture to say which one is predominant? We put together a list of the 6 main ones – the criterion took into account the races that appear in all the searches ever carried out. Check out.
A survey carried out by the National Union of Animal Health Products Industry (Sindan), called Radar Pet, showed that 42% of pet dogs are mutts, animals with no defined breed.
The origin of this national passion is directly linked to the origin of dogs, when there was no guided reproduction to create new species. The veterinarian considers that genetic mixing is one of their strengths, as they make them less prone to genetic diseases.
The poodle is a breed of dog with the least potential to cause allergies in humans. This is because they have a lower concentration of the protein that causes allergic reactions, Can F1.
And if that’s not enough reason to have one, also know that it’s the canine breed that sheds the least hair, and has one of the longest life expectancies of the species, with an average of 14 years. In the 1990s, it was pejoratively called madam’s dog.
Faithful and very affectionate, the Yorkshire Terrier is the dog breed of the stars: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and tennis player Venus Williams have (or have owned) a puppy of the genre. Who knows, maybe you are the future celebrity owner of a puppy of the species?
The origin of the breed is in England, in the county of Yorkshire, during the 19th century. It was originally used as a helper for peasants in the region, who needed a small animal capable of hunting rodents in their burrows.
4. French Bulldog
Cousin of the original breed, the French Bulldog is, today, one of the main canine variants in Brazilian homes. The most accepted story for its emergence is that puppies of the English version would have been taken to France by English craftsmen.
Arriving there, they would have crossed with dogs of the boules terrier species, originating what we know today as the French bulldog. It is a very playful and fast species, being considered very docile.
5. Shih Tzu
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Originally from China, the “little lion”, meaning the name of the shih tzu, is a dog breed known for being disobedient, yet they are very docile and friendly. There is a legend that claims that the animals of this variant would be reincarnations of ancient Chinese gods.
It is a breed that adapts easily, being a good option for those who live in small spaces, such as apartments, for example. It also contributes that it is a variant that does not have the habit of barking. That is, your neighbors would love you.
6. Golden Retriever
Gone are the days of the German Shepherd or Siberian huskies, a medium-sized dog breed that is trending among Brazilians is the golden retriever. Of English origin, it was produced in the 19th century, and quickly entered the most wanted list.
It is a very kind variant, used in therapies for humans, as well as guides for people who are blind and in wheelchairs. Its characteristics make it not recommended for small spaces or for security use. Unless the objective is to entertain the intruder.