Google Trends reveals what are the most searched for breeds and pets

Have you ever wondered what dog breeds are the most popular when it comes to Google searches? How about the most popular pet? With the help of Google Trends, we have learned some fascinating details about what people are searching for when it comes to dogs, pets, and even the how tos of pet ownership.

So if you have ever been curious about what breeds are the most popular in different states or which pets in general have been the most searched in each state, have no fear because Google Trends has the answer! (And of course so do we because they sent them our way.)

Let’s start off by going over the top dog breeds being searched for and then we can give deeper into all the other things people are searching for when it comes to pets and pet ownership. (And just in case you were wondering, this is one year’s worth of data compiled between April 28, 2021 and April 27, 2022.)

Google Trends offers insight into what breeds and pets are being searched for

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Google Trends Shares Top Dog Breeds in Each State, Pet Data. Image courtesy of Google Trends

When it comes to dog breeds being searched on Google, the top four breeds are:

  • Bulldog (it seems that 24 states were on the Bulldog hunt with this search, making it the number one searched for dog breed.)
  • Shiba Inu (14 states seemed to be looking for all the information on these gorgeous dogs)
  • Labrador Retriever (10 states topped this search)
  • German Shepherd (And then we have the final pup on this list, the German Shepherd, who was at the top of searches in two states.)

And when it comes to our pets and animals in general, the most searched for “how to’s” in the course of a year include these top 10 searches:

  1. How to pet a cat
  2. How to pet a dog
  3. to grieve a pet
  4. How to get pet insurance
  5. How to deal with the loss of a pet
  6. How to become a pet groomer
  7. How to get pet urine smell out of carpet
  8. How to remove pet stains from carpet
  9. How to fly with a dog
  10. How to make your pet an emotional support animal

So what else did we learn from the Google Trends insights into what people are searching for? Well, how about the fact that while cats are definitely highly searched, dog information is searched for 2.5 times more than cat information in the United States. And it seems like Alaska is the only state that is searching more for dog videos than cats.

Another major search that occurred over the course of the year revolved around finding the best pet cameras to watch our pets when we are not home. And with more people heading back to the office after bringing home a new companion at the start of the pandemic, this makes perfect sense. (Searches for the best pet camera more than doubled from previous years.)

But we want to know what you think of these searches. And have you done any of these searches for yourself in the last year? What breed of dog do you search for when it comes to learning all of the things? And are you a cat video or a dog video person?