Dogs of the World

Dogs were the first domesticated animals. They have accompanied humans for about 30,000 years. Scientists generally acknowledge that all dogs share a common wolf ancestor. Nowadays, humans have bred hundreds of various domestic dog breeds. The maps below show dogs of the world and their nations of origin.

Dogs of all nations map, 1936

The 1936 map below created by E. Frantz for Dog World Magazine shows national dogs of different countries.

According to the correct type, there are sketched here, 164 pure breeds of dogs, covering all the known pure breeds of dogs on the face of the Earth.

Each breed is numbered, and the number corresponds with the country of origin as indicated by the number on the map.

The word for dog is given under the names of a number of countries. “The sun never sets on any portion of the earth where man’s best friend is non found.”

Dogs of all nations map
Dog Map of the World, 1967

The map below illustrating the breeds for which the American Kennel Club provided registration in 1967.

Dog Map of the World, 1967
Dogs and Cats of the World, 1973

Below is the 1973 Ralston Purina Dogs and Cats of the world map poster. It includes numbered key beneath the pictographic map that explains particular breeds of dogs and cats in the world.

Map poster Dogs and Cats of the World
Dogs of the world, 2019

This modern version of the world dog map of the world shows almost all modern dog breeds and their countries of origin.

Dogs of the world and their countries of origin
Source: Lili Chin
The most popular dog breed in every nation, 2020

Householdquotes.co.uk team used Google search data to find the most popular dog breed in every nation on the planet. They found that the 150 countries share a love for only 27 various dog breeds.

The Rottweiler is the number one dog in 34 nations. However, the Australian Shepherd is the most-searched breed globally, with 913 thousand monthly hits.

Map of the most popular dog breeds in every country

Europe: Herding its way to popularity is the Border Collie, which dominates in seven nations. It’s a tie for the top dog, though, with typical guard dog Cane Corso standing strong to protect its position in seven countries around Europe. The most popular dog in the United Kingdom is the cockapoo.

North America: The Rottweiler calmly and confidently takes the top dog, winning almost half of North American countries. The Australian Shepherd (Aussie) is the most popular dog in the United States, with nearly half a million monthly Google searches.

South America: Aloof at first, but a friend forever when you’ve gained trust; the Rottweiler is loved by nearly two-thirds of the continent, making it South America’s top dog.

Asia: Only six dog breeds dominate this region, but one is more popular than any other. The German Shepherd is loved most in 7 out of 17 countries.

East Asia and Oceania: Only six dog breeds dominate this region, but one is more popular than any other. The German Shepherd is loved most in 7 out of 17 countries.

Africa: Another continent win for the German Shepherd, which dominates in 14 out of the 36 African countries in our study. Just missing out on the top spot is the Rottweiler with 13.


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