Forest Lake Has the Most Dogs in the City

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Who doesn’t love dogs? A whole lot of people in Brisbane, it seems,as it is home to over 100,000 registered dogs. And the city’s top choice of breed? A labrador retriever!

The Brisbane City Council’s latest dog registration data shows that there are 9,195 registered labrador retrievers in the area, making it the city’s most popular dog. Other popular dog breeds include Maltese, Staffordshire bull terrier, poodle, and border collie.

Dogs such as dachshunds, pugs and French bulldogs are also popular in the city. Forest Lake shows that residents here have mostly owned dachshunds, with record showing 56, whilst there are 26 pugs registered in Bracken Ridge, and 22 French bulldogs in Morningside.

Still, the data reveals that the Brisbane suburb most populated by dogs is Forest Lake with 2,450 registered dogs.


Rank Suburb No. of dogs
1 Forest Lake 2450
2 Bracken Ridge 2342
3 The Gap 1920
4 Carindale 1690
5 Ashgrove 1493
6 Camp Hill 1438
7 Manly West 1427
8 Brighton 1426
9 Wynnum West 1313
10 Wavell Heights 1261

There are 25 suburbs where residents are living among more than 1k dogs.

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On the other hand, suburbs with the least number of dogs are Moreton Island (1), Eagle Farm (1), Enoggera Reservoir (2), Karawatha (4), Kooringal (4), Lake Manchester (1), and Lytton (3).

The council continues to encourage the community to register their dogs as it is also under state government law. Dogs three months of age must be registered and you can check out the fees here.

Register your dogs here!