The Golden Retriever is the most loved dog breed on the internet in 2021 (so far)

Oldest Golden Retriever. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Oldest Golden Retriever. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) /

It’s official! The Golden Retriever is the most loved dog breed on the internet. It’s true, we all love Goldens! However, can you guess which dog breed came in close behind? Let’s just say Golden Retrievers may not hold the No. 1 spot for long.

I love Golden Retrievers, you love Gold Retrievers, we all love Golden Retrievers! In a study by Money, after analyzing social media posts and reactions, the source learned which animals are the most loved (as well as the most destructive dog breeds).

It helps that the pandemic has increased the demand for a pet, and dogs come in as the most popular pet. Think about it, most of us (particularly those who live alone or only one other person) have been pretty lonely over the past year.

A dog instantly brightens up a home and cheers anyone up! It’s even been proven that dogs help our mental health. Science!

Naturally, a loyal, obedient, and cuddly dog breed was going to rank high. We weren’t expecting this breed to rank quite so high, but it’s always a good surprise. So way to go, Golden Retrievers! We love you.

Click on the source (linked above) to read more fun facts about dog breeds and currently trending pets. But for the top 5 most loved dog breeds, read on.

Golden Retriever and the top 5 most loved dog breeds

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Bernese Mountain Dog
  5. Cockapoo

Can I just brag about my trendy neighborhood? With the exception of the Bernese Mountain Dog, someone in my street has at least one of these dog breeds, it’s always fun watching them outside playing or going out for a walk.

And doesn’t everyone love Buddy and his pups from the Air Bud/Air Buddies franchise, or Full House’s Comet? There are also social media stars like Kevin the Golden and Charlie the Golden on Instagram and Facebook that are fun follows. Plus gold is the highest Olympic medal, adding to their brilliance and success.

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Were you expecting this dog breed to be No. 1? Do you agree they are the most cuddly and loyal pets? I have a Goldendoodle, but that counts as a Golden Retriever, right? Doodles can be a tad more hyper, though.