As more people gained a "pandemic pet" over the last year, a new study revealed the most popular dog breeds in Chicago from 2020 to 2021.
According to Rover, the Cockapoo was the top-ranked dog over the past year for Chicago residents.
Here's a list of the top five:
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- English Bulldog
- French Bulldog
As the coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay indoors, 67% of American dog owners reported getting a new furry friend during 2020 and 2021, according to Rover's study.
Nationally, the study found that Goldendoodles made the biggest leap in popularity over the past year, making them the study's "pandemic puppy" breed.
The top 10 dogs nationwide were as follows: Mixed breed, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shephard, Goldendoodle, Chihuahua, Siberian Huskey, Yorkshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier and Australian Shephard.
Mixed dogs came out on top this year, with more than half of survey participants saying they got dogs who were combination of breeds, Rover said.
According to the study, the top qualities people look for in a dog are a pup that will snuggle, a breed that will get along with other pets and a breed that is highly intelligent.