We all know Canada as the snowy place filled with friendly people. Did you know they are home to some of the worlds most popular dog breeds?
1. Labrador Retriever
The worlds most popular dog originated from Canada. Derived from the St. John’s Water Dog, this family oriented dog was actually bred in Newfoundland. The dog from Labrador became the large, long furred dog we see and know today, and the dog from Newfoundland became the Labrador. That’s not confusing at all!
Lovably known as “Newfie’s” these larger than life dogs origin relies in their name. This Canadian gentle giant derives from the St. John’s Water Dog and Portuguese Mastiffs. They were often bred with St. Bernard’s as well. They have been known to have an uncanny ability to rescue people from water without any training.
3. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
This beautiful red coated retriever is a Canadian beauty. While it’s origins outside of Nova Scotia aren’t known, it is guessed that the origin of its ancestry is a mix of collie, retriever and spaniel.
4. Canadian Eskimo Dog
This arctic working dog is considered to be one of the oldest and rarest breeds of indigenous canines. In 2008 the dog faced extinction with only 300 of the breed left in the world.
5. Labrador Husky
Labrador Husky is a breed that was used a lot as a working dog in the north of Canadian. Many of these dogs face homelessness due to their services not being needed and a lack of spay/neuter programs in rural parts of Canada. They are energetic, fun loving and hard working dogs.