National Purebred Dog Day
Wed, May 1, 2024

National Purebred Dog Day

National Purebred Dog Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to purebred dogs. These animals have been faithful human companions for a long time. Today there are many breeds, each of which we need to preserve for future generations. To this end, the holiday, celebrated on May 1, was created.


The history of National Purebred Dog Day begins in 2013. Writer Susie Sheremi took the initiative to create the holiday. She encouraged owners to cherish their pets and supported people who put their efforts into caring for and rescuing these animals. Purebred dogs are special animals that are very much appreciated today.

Dogs were domesticated more than 30,000 years ago. Initially, they were used for practical purposes: as guards of the house and assistants in hunting. Much later, dogs were introduced simply as pets. Many of the existing breeds are the result of natural evolution, while others are the result of the work of genetic engineers who artificially bred new breeds with desired characteristics.

Interesting facts

  • Today there are more than 400 breeds of dogs, many of which are quite rare and very expensive!
  • The Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle are the most popular decorative dog breeds.
  • Today, dogs are involved in many areas of life: they work in the police, the army, as escorts for blind people, guards of the territory, in the rescue services, etc.

How to celebrate

Learn more facts about these animals today. Visit dog shelters and bring food, medicine, or just help out financially. If you’ve been wanting a pet for a long time, a holiday is a great way to make your dream come true!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they have a dog. If not, what breed would they like to get?

When is National Purebred Dog Day celebrated in 2024?

National Purebred Dog Day is observed on May 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 1 2024
Thursday May 1 2025