Labrador Retriever tops list compiled by nation’s largest doggy day care and boarding franchise for National Dog Day

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Aug. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest doggy day care and boarding franchise, is sharing the highest dog breeds for 2022 based on its database of nearly 400,000 Campers across the U.S. and Canada.

While kennel clubs share annual lists of the preferred breeds based on purebred dog registrations, Camp Bow Wow’s top 10 list includes purebreds, mixed-breed dogs (listed by their primary breed) and popular crossbreeds, including two doodles. 

Camp Bow Wow Top 10 Dog Breeds for 2022

For the fifth 12 months in a row, the ever-popular Labrador Retriever (including Lab mixes) tops the list. The Goldendoodle is available in second, followed by mixed and purebred German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Australian Shepherd, Pit Bull Terrier, Beagle, Husky and Boxer. Rounding out the highest 10 is the Labradoodle.

In response to Camp Bow Wow’s Animal Health and Behavioral Expert, Erin Askeland, MSc, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, the Labrador Retriever is the preferred breed for a lot of reasons.
“Labs are very versatile and have a friendly, outgoing temperament,” says Askeland. “They’re great companions for each adventurous outdoor activities and relaxing at home. All of this makes them great family dogs.”

Nonetheless, Askeland says the breed is just one aspect to contemplate when selecting a pet. She says to contemplate whether your lifestyle is more sedentary or energetic, if you’ve or plan to have children, how much time you’ll be able to dedicate to socializing and training a recent pup and the way much time you spend away from home. It’s also essential to contemplate whether you favor small or large dogs, how much time you’ll be able to commit to grooming and when you want your dog to have interaction in a particular activity.

“While a dog’s breed can play into certain tendencies and behaviors, it is vital to not let the breed alone determine whether to bring a particular dog into your own home,” says Askeland. “At Camp Bow Wow, we love all breeds – including all of the wonderful mixes we see every day – and imagine every dog deserves a loving home. Animal shelters and rescues have many breeds and mixes that may make great additions to your loved ones.”

Regardless of the dog’s breed, an awesome approach to have a good time National Dog Day is treating your dog to a fun day at Camp for socialization, exercise and enrichment. For more information, go to  

About Camp Bow Wow 

Westminster, Colorado-based Camp Bow Wow is North America’s largest pet care franchise, with over 200 locations in 40 states and Canada. Since 2000, the Camp concept has provided the very best levels of fun, safety and repair for its Campers and peace of mind for his or her parents. Dogs romp together in an open-play environment, and pricing is all-inclusive. Along with day care and overnight boarding, the corporate offers personalized enrichment opportunities, grooming services and a rewards-based dog training program. The Camp Bow Wow brand family also includes The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing urgent medical care funds to dogs who’re homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills. Camp Bow Wow, an entirely owned subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, since 2017, has been ranked on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list for 11 consecutive years. For more information, go to

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