An analysis of the NSW Companion Animals Register for 2016-17 has revealed the most popular dog breeds in NSW. The register also found that Central Coast Council had the most number of dogs by local government area.
The Top 10 most popular dog breeds in NSW
- Labrador Retriever
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Border Collie
- German Shepherd
- Maltese Terrier
- Australian Kelpie
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- American Staffordshire Terrier
Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton praised pet owners for taking a responsible approach by ensuring their details are correctly recorded.
“The chances of lost pets being reunited with their owners are now much better if their owners have taken the opportunity to ensure their pets are registered,” she said.
The NSW Pet Registry can help ensure that people are promptly notified if a lost animal is found.
Pet owners and breeders can update their contact details, transfer pet ownership and pay their lifetime registration online.
More than 49,000 owners have created an online account to record their ownership of animals since July 2016.