5 Incredible Dog Breeds Popular with Celebrities
George Orwell retorted satirically in ‘Animal Farm’ that “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others”. This maxim holds true for and applies to celebrity dogs. Yes, there are dogs, and there are celebrity dogs. The whole world loves to keep selves updated about everything famous personalities and tinsel town celebrities say, do, and own.
And so when it comes to celebrity dogs, they obviously stand out from the canine crowd that commoners take as pets. So which dog breeds catch celebrities’ fancy? Five dog breeds most popular with the US population are Labrador, German Shepherd dog, Golden Retriever, French Bulldog, and Bulldog.
French bulldog was the hot favorite amongst celebrities followed by German shepherd dog, Labrador, Golden Retriever, and Pomeranian.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, popularly called Corgi has been the choice pet for many royal dynasties for generations. It is alleged that Flemish weavers and Vikings brought the ancestors of Corgis along with them as they migrated from their homelands to Wales. Corgis have been herding and guarding livestock and cattle since 10th cent, making them one of the earliest herding dog breeds.
Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, the longest-reigning monarch in British history maintained a pack of over 30 Corgis. When or whenever a list of the world’s top 10 popular royal dog breeds is drawn up, the Corgi will inevitably make it to that list.
Chihuahua-the world’s smallest canine breed, native to Mexico-has long been a favorite of the celebrities. This petite, adorable, and cute little dog also featured in numerous movies, including Legally Blonde and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, thereby buttressing its iconic status. Chihuahuas and celebrities, both exalted ones and the rank and file, have bonded with each other fairly well for long.
And the number of jet-setters and the well-heeled that brandish their Chihuahuas reads like a who’s who list-Paris Hilton, Demi Moore, Katherine Heigl, and so on.
3. French Bulldog
The French bulldog is another diminutive breed that has tiptoed into the hearts of the hoi polloi, thanks to celebrities. Taking care of French bulldogs is not only a breeze but they also make charming companions; two good reasons why they’re a hit with celebs.
Celebrities who own a French bulldog include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Hilary Duff, and Hugh Jackman to name a few.
4. Maltese Poodles
Maltese poodles, or Maltipoos, are the cynosure of all eyes, including the rich and famous. What it is about this dog breed that makes it equally popular with superstars and masses? Though the Maltese Poodles may not be able to protect you you’d surely go out of the way to safeguard your cuddly, downy, and endearing pet.
Eva Longoria, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Simpson, and Halle Berry are some renowned owners of Maltipoos.
5. Labrador Retriever or Labrador
The Labrador retriever voted the most admired breed in the US in 2017, continued to be so for 27 consecutive years. Not only the American public seems to be fascinated with Labradors but even celebs tend to be obsessed with them. Labradors make good family pets as they’re extremely intelligent and sociable and also very friendly with children.
Famous personalities having Labradors as pets include Drew Barrymore, Steve Martin, Elton John, Emily Blunt, and Jennifer Garner.