National Purebred Dog Day

National Purebred Dog Day is a holiday that falls on May 1st annually and celebrates the heritage and diversity of purebred dogs. Every purebred dog was bred for a very specific purpose. For example, the Great Pyrenees was bred to deal with wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops.

The Pointer is a breed designed to point toward game birds. That’s why each of these breeds has its own characteristics that make them well-suited to the job they were bred to do. Anyone who owns a purebred dog, or is interested in owning one, might want to take the time to celebrate this holiday when it rolls around.

The History of National Purebred Dog Day

This holiday was created by writer Susi Szeremy in 2013. She created this holiday because she felt that the conversation about responsible pet ownership needed to be supplemented with the voice of those people who owned purebred dogs.

This holiday has been celebrated every year since by purebred dog owners and those who are thinking about buying a purebred dog. It’s likely to be a holiday that will be observed for many years to come as it seems like the popularity of purebred dogs isn’t going to wane anytime in the near future.

Observing National Purebred Dog Day

How is National Purebred Dog Day celebrated? Well, it can be celebrated in any number of different ways, depending on whether a person owns a purebred dog or not. For those pet owners who do own a purebred dog, this holiday can be observed by heaping praise and treats on them.

It’s a day to take them to the groomer, buy them a new dog toy, or take them out for a walk or to the dog park. For people who don’t own a purebred dog but think that they might want to own one, this is a holiday for them to do their research and due diligence.

Taking a new dog into the home isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It requires patience, responsibility, and the willingness of the person to provide for their dog’s needs. This is especially true for purebred dogs, so anyone thinking of adopting one should take the time to research the breed.

Everyone celebrating this holiday can also observe it in other ways. They can donate money to dog shelters and other organizations that help rescue abandoned dogs, they can share their purebred dog stories with friends and family members, and they can spread the news of this holiday online using the hashtag #PurebredDogDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday