Our dog has also become our faithful daily companion. It is clear that the French dog population is taking up more and more space. Today, dogs have actually become a true member of the family in their own right. He never complains and stays by our side no matter the situation, at any time of the day, until the end of his life. It’s hard not to be attached to this intelligent being who occupies an important place in our beautiful little family. The French today are interested in pedigree dogs. In fact, in 2021, Société Centrale Canine registered more than 275,000 registrations for the LOF (or French Book of Origins).
Please note that only dogs registered in LOF are entitled to the designation “purebred dog”. Husky, Australian Shepherd, Beagle, Bulldog, Shiba-inu, Boxer, Cane Corso, Barbet, Pitbull, Dachshund, Rottweiler, Pekingese… Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) currently recognizes 347 dog breeds. Do you know from this long list which dog breed is the Frenchmen’s favorite dog breed in the year 2022? Here is the answer …
Purebred dogs what you need to know
Before getting to the heart of the matter, it is important to remember what a purebred dog is. It is a dog whose two parents are also purebred themselves. In general, dog lovers are especially those who are sensitive to the pedigree of their faithful companions (document certifying genealogy, origin of a domestic animal). That is why they prefer to turn to the choice of a dog companion of the breed that is officially recognized by the authorities with authentic papers.
In recent years, a large number of French households have purchased pedigree dogs. Note for information that France is part of the world 3e country with the most pedigree dogs. If you are also considering buying a “purebred” dog, it is crucial that you ask yourself the right questions. There are a few rules you need to consider. A purebred dog without registration papers within 6 months of sale can never be a purebred dog later. It is also strictly forbidden to use the term “purebred” for a dog without registration papers.
The Australian Shepherd remains the Frenchman’s favorite race of 2022
By the year 2022, the Australian Shepherd Dog will undoubtedly remain the Frenchman’s favorite dog breed.
Since 2018 and until today, this breed remains number 1 in the classification of dogs established by Société Centrale Canine (SCC), which administers the French pedigree. As a reminder, it is a breed of sheepdog, as the name suggests. Note that this breed, which originates from the American West (USA), has been registered under the name Australian Shepherd by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
Australian Shepherd is one very loving, intelligent and agile dog. This breed fits in perfectly with family life with its incredible ability to adapt to the environment in which it finds itselfe. What are its physical properties? He has a straight coat, sometimes slightly wavy. Highly bound, his ears are both triangular and drooping. His eyes are almond-shaped, which can be blue, brown or amber. What about its color? It can be blue “merle”, red “merle”, red or black, with or without tan markings or white spots.
To sum up, in first place in the rankings we find the Australian Shepherd followed by the Golden Retriever. I 3e the place the Belgian shepherd also retains his title on the podium this year. Société Centrale Canine states in its press release that the breed of sheepdog remains the most popular in France. This breed actually represents a quarter of births in the heart of the country.