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Most popular dog breed in Singapore

Updated: Nov 14, 2019



When it comes to choosing a dog breed in Singapore, one has to be mindful that not all dogs are accepted into the regular HDB flat. All in all, out of the many dog breeds that are available in Singapore to keep as a pet, there are 62 of them that are allowed in HDB. For those Corgi lovers, you might be dismayed to know that they are actually not HDB-approved. For a complete listing, you can refer to this website.


In any case, should you be deciding on which dog breeds to choose, here is a list of the top 3 dogs in each category.


Top 3 HDB approved dogs


1. Shih Tzu

The top HDB approved dog that you can find in most homes is the Shih Tzu. It is also one of the few dogs that do not require frequent exercises, hence perfect for people who wish to have a TV companion. The average lifespan is about 13 years, and the average cost of owning a Shih Tzu across its lifespan can amount to be $25,000.


Here is a breakdown of the costs.


2. Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is another dog that is pretty popular when it comes to HDB approved dogs. It does require some maintenance due to its fur, but that is all good if you decide to groom the dog yourself. It is a small dog, and hence most HDB owners would like to keep one as a pet. It is also very cute, and can be a crowd pleaser. The average lifespan is about 14 years, and the average cost amounts to $22,000 across the 14 years.


Here is a breakdown of the costs.


3. Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is popular in Singapore due to its jovial and cute outlook. While the fur can look pretty glorious, it will require some effort on your end to help the dog maintain its fur. The average cost of rearing the Spitz can amount to $27,800 across 14 years.


Here is a breakdown of the costs.


Top 3 Non-HDB approved dogs


1. Labrador Retriever

When it comes to having a non-HDB approved dog, the top choice here is actually the Labrador retriever. Another popular variant is the Golden Retriever. With its long fur, you can expect yourself to spend some time maintaining their coat. On average, the cost of breeding the dog will be $36,000 across 12 years.


Here is the breakdown of the cost.


2. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is a popular dog that is commonly employed in the police unit. On average, the dog can live up 11 years, amounting to $31,000 when it comes to rearing them.


Here is the breakdown of the cost.


3. Corgi

The Corgi is one of the top favourite when it comes to owning a dog, and this is especially so for non-HDB dwellers. Their average lifespan is 12 years, amount to a cot of $21,500.


Here is the breakdown of the cost.


Wrapping up

As you can see, the cost of rearing the dog can be high, and if you are caught unaware, you might be paying more for the dog. To safe guard yourself, it will be important for you to purchase a pet insurance, and the best place to get that will be from the Prestige Pets Insurance.

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