For someone like me who barely asks permission to pet puppers passing by on the street, every day is a day to celebrate doggos. But then there are days like National Dog Day, where our favorite floofers get a little extra attention.
In honor of this most important day of puppreciation this Sunday, Dogust 26, we took at look at Google Trends to sniff out what people search for when it comes to canines.
If you’re like me, you probably have your own unique dog needs. Are you on the hunt for a hound dog pic? Do you feel like your bowwow-logical clock is ticking, and you’re hankering to bring a new BFF home with you from the shelter? Does your next weekend project involve turning your kitchen into a barkery for churning out homemade biscuits? No matter what you’re looking for, Search has it all.
Have a sploot, and let’s dig into some of the top queries and questions people in the U.S. have asked about dogs in the past 12 months.
Of all the canine curiosities that might cause your head to tilt, these are the top dog-related questions:
- How to draw a dog
- Why do dogs eat grass?
- How long are dogs pregnant for?
- Why do dogs eat poop?
- Why do dogs lick?
Let’s admit it: we all talk to dogs, and I, for one, am convinced they understand us. But sometimes it’s clear we’re not speaking the same language. Here are the top “what does it mean” dog related searches we’ve seen:
- What does it mean when a dog licks you?
- What does it mean when a dog howls?
- What does it mean when a dog eats grass?
- What does it mean when a dog’s nose is dry?
- What does it mean when a dog shakes?
We all love to teach our dogs new tricks. Here are the top “how to teach my dog to” related searches:
- How to teach my dog to speak
- How to teach my dog to fetch
- How to teach my dog to roll over
- How to teach my dog to play dead
- How to teach my dog to shake
- How to teach my dog to come when called
- How to teach my dog to heel
- How to teach my dog to smile
- How to teach my dog to find things
- How to teach my dog to stay
Especially on National Dog Day, all the good boys (and girls) out there deserve a treat. If you’re a DIY-inclined dog parent (or neighbor, or stranger who just loves dogs), give one of these top searched dog recipes a try:
- Dog treat recipes
- Dog food recipes
- Dog cake recipe
- Dog birthday cake recipe
- Dog biscuit recipe
- Dog ice cream recipe
- Dog cookie recipe
- Dog cupcake recipe
- Peanut butter dog treats recipe
- Dog shampoo recipe
Our furry friends come in all shapes, sizes and varieties of softness and fluff. Of all the perfect pooches out there, here are the breeds that saw the most Google Images searches:
- Siberian Husky
- Pit bull
- German Shepherd
- Labrador Retriever
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
If you’re having a ruff time expressing your love of labradoodles, leonbergers and lhasa apsos, nothing gets the message across like a GIF. Check out the top puppers on our GIF search engine, Tenor, so you can say “I love you” or “I need a belly rub” with the adorable canine of your choice.