National Purebred Dog Day

A regally posed purebred dog, wearing a fancy collar, showcasing its distinct breed, in a lush park setting..
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Yip, Yap, Yowl! It's National Purebred Dog Day, a day of robust cuteness and regal austerity. It's when we treasure our purebred pals, giving those pedigrees the recognition they deserve.

When is Purebred Dog Day?

It's national purebred dog day on the 1st May.


It's time to fetch your favorite pet photos because on National Purebred Dog Day, we're taking a delightful paws...oops, pause...from our busy lives to celebrate our pedigree pets, the pampered poodles, brave bulldogs and charming collies who've captured our hearts.

Tale of the Tail

Based on digital chatter that we've sniffed out, we detected a rather whopping 2375 mentions of National Purebred Dog Day online. That's a lot of barking! Clearly we all love talking about our purebred pooches. The most mentions were on 1st May 2017 when the internet practically wagged its own tail with purebred doggy delight.

Paw-some History

Celebrated globally, this fur-filled day is designed to value and appreciate the diversity, heritage, and predictability of purebred dogs. But it's not all just puppy love - purebred dogs can serve in frontline roles, such as police dogs or guide dogs, so their contribution is more than just looking cool in a dog show or acting as an adorable doorstop.

Hounds of Honor

This day also paws...erm, pays tribute to purebred dogs for their role in history. From faithful companions to royal households, to the smallest of lapdogs captivated by the world's greatest fashionistas, they've had their paw prints embedded on the timeline of human history.

Did you know?

Did you know that purebred dogs are divided into eight major groups: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, and Foundation Stock Service Group. How's that for some trivia to chew on?


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First identified

26th April 2015

Most mentioned on

1st May 2017

Total mentions


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