The Metro Vancouver region is famous for its breathtaking coastline, lush forests and soaring mountain ranges. However, the scenery isn't the only appeal of living in the area.
The Lower Mainland is also home to numerous pooches, beloved by their owners and dog aficionados alike. From fluffy Pomeranians to pint-sized Chihuahuas, French bulldogs to sleek Doberman pinschers, golden retrievers to mighty Alaskan malamutes, there's a vast array of breeds represented in the region.
A recent report ranks the top 20 most popular dog breeds across Canada as well as Vancouver.
Compiled by Rover, The Dog People, the new report ranks the top 20 most popular breeds nationally and breaks down each city’s top 20 preferences. Across Canada, the top five most popular breeds are: Mixed Breed, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Shih Tzu, and German Shepherd.
In Vancouver, the most popular breed of top is Mixed. Rover says that these pooches are, "Often hardy and always unique, mixed breed dogs continually top lists of the most popular dog types in Canada. There’s a mixed pup out there for just about everyone!"
Have a look at some recent "a-dog-able" snaps of cute canines in our beautiful city.