Our dog has also become our faithful daily companion. It is clear that the population of French cats is taking up more space. Today, dogs have become true members of the family in their own right. He did not complain and would stay by our side no matter the situation, any time of the day, until the end of his life. It’s hard not to be attached to this intelligent creature that occupies an important place in our beautiful little family. The French are now interested in pedigree dogs. In fact, note that in 2021, the Société Centrale Canine recorded more than 275,000 registrations for the LOF (or French Book of Origins).
Note that only dogs registered with LOF have the right to be called “purebred dog”. Husky, Australian Shepherd, Beagle, Bulldog, Shiba-inu, Boxer, Cane Corso, Barbet, Pitbull, Dachshund, Rottweiler, Pekingese… the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) currently recognizes 347 dog breeds. Among this long list, do you know what the favorite French dog breed is this year 2022? Here is the answer…
Purebred dogs, what you need to know
Before going to the heart of the matter, it is important to remember what a purebred dog is. This is a dog whose two parents are pure themselves. Usually, dog lovers are especially sensitive to the pedigree (document proving the genealogy, origin of the pet) of their faithful companions. This is why they prefer to resort to choosing a canine companion in the race that is officially recognized by the authorities with real papers.
In recent years, many French households have purchased pedigree dogs. Note for information that France is about 3 in the worlde country with the most pedigree dogs. If you are also thinking of buying a “purebro” dog, it is important that you ask yourself the right questions. There are some rules that you should consider. A purebred dog without registration papers within 6 months of the sale will never become 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 favorite breed of the French in 2022
In this year 2022, the Australian Shepherd remains the undisputed favorite dog breed of the French.
Since 2018 till now, this breed remains number 1 in the classification of dogs established by the Société Centrale Canine (SCC) in charge of the French Stud Book. As a reminder, this is a breed of sheepdog as its name suggests. Note that this breed originating from the American West (USA) is registered under the name Australian Shepherd by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
The Australian Shepherd is a very kind, intelligent and energetic dog. This breed fits perfectly into family life with a unique ability to adapt to any environment it finds itselfe. What are its physical characteristics? He has a straight coat, sometimes a little curly. Tied high, his ears are equally triangular and drooping. His eyes are almond-shaped, which can be blue, brown, or amber in color. What about its color? It can be blue “merle”, red “merle”, red or black, with or without tan markings or white spots.
To summarize, in the first place in the ranking, we see the Australian Shepherd followed by the Golden Retriever. At 3e place, the Belgian Shepherd also retained his title on the podium this year. The Société Centrale Canine stated in its press release that the breed of sheepdogs remains the most popular in France. This race actually represents a quarter of the births in the heartland of the country.