Meet The Most Popular Dogs On TikTok

By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 18 July 2023

Dogs are fondly known as man’s best friend and have been ever since the domestication of the wolf during the late Mesolithic period. Since then, there’s been many dog breeds bred for hunting, herding, and companionship.

So it’s not surprising they make themselves known on social media apps such as TikTok, where the hashtag #dog has amassed 244.8 billion views. Below are the breeds which rank as the most popular on TikTok.

Here is the research from PuppyHero which analysed 218 dog breeds to put the top ten most popular dog breeds on TikTok together.

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#1 Golden Retriever 

TheGolden Retriever is the most popular breed on TikTok, with the hashtag #goldenretriever gathering a massive 21.2 billion views. It’s not hard to see why this dog is number one, golden retrievers have a friendly and intelligent personality, which makes them perfect family pets and excellent guide dogs. 

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#2 GermanShepherd Dog

German Shepherds, also known as Alsatian dogs, are the second most popular dog breed on TikTok, with the hashtag #germanshepherd gaining 9.1 billion views. This dog breed is favoured by police units around the world for its loyal and courageous temperament. With  its wolf-like appearance, this breed is striking. 

#3 Rottweiler

Rottweilers are confident dogs. Known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers’ dogs, because their main use was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. The #Rottweiler has 8b views on TikTok.


#4 Pug

Sturdy and compact, the pug is a muscly dog which comes light brown and black and originally hails from China. The #pug hashtag has 6.7b views on TikTok.


#5 French Bulldog

The French bulldog first appeared in Paris in the mid nineteenth-century as a result of cross breeding. The #Frenchbulldog has gained 5.4b views on TikTok.

#6 Labrador Retriever

The #LabradorRetriever hashtag has 5.3b views on TikTok.


#7 Bulldog

The #Bulldog hashtag has 5.2b views on TikTok.

# 8 Pomeranian

The #Pomeranian hashtag has 5b views on TikTok.

#9 Poodle

The #poodle hashtag has 3.4b views on TikTok.

#10 Border Collie

The #BorderCollie hashtag has 2.9b views on TikTok.has 2.9b views on TikTok.


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