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Canada's search interest in dogs grows two times more than cats

Last Updated Aug 25, 2020 at 6:54 pm PST

Jessica Moore poses with her pitbull-type dogs Bonnie, right, Tazi, centre, and her mother's dog Chance on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Beaconsfield, Que.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadians are infatuated with dogs according to stats from one tech company

May searches related to dog adoptions reached an all-time high according to Google Canada

B.C. is also the hot spot for people looking to give a dog a home

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — An apology in advance to the cats and other pets across the country, but Canadians are feeling the puppy love, according to some new search stats.

Just in time for International Dog Day on Wednesday, Google Canada is reporting results that show in May searches related to dog adoptions reached an all-time high.

“Dogs are a hooman’s (sic) best friend and we’re spending more time than ever with them – it’s no surprise search trends in Canada have spiked for those looking for canine companionship,” a release from Google Canada reads.

The release adds so far this year a search interest in dogs grew two times more than cats in Canada.

“Similar spikes have been seen over the past month for “dog bandanas” (+250%) and “good dog names” (+450%), showing Canadian infatuation goes beyond puppy love.”

And apparently, country-wide Canada loves to look for details on German Shepherds which also happens to be the number one dog breed to search for in British Columbia.

The top searched dogs across the country include Boykin Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Cane Corso, and Mexican Hairless Dogs.

B.C. is also the province most interested in Googling details about how to adopt a dog, with Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Manitoba rounding out the pack.

As for the most popular how-to? It’s how to train a puppy. This is followed by more specific searches about how to cool down a dog, how to potty train a pup, and how to stop your dog from barking.