REVEALED: The most popular dog breeds of 2019

We’ve brought you many ‘most popular of 2019’ lists over the past few weeks, including the most popular baby names of the year, but we’ve gotta say… this one has to be our favourite.

The most popular dog breeds of 2019 have been revealed and it’s again made us question what we did to deserve these precious animals in our lives.

The list is according to Google, with the search engine revealing these are the dog breeds most people Googled this year.

Whilst some are no-brainers (helloooooo beautiful angel Golden Retriever), some others that made the list are a little surprising if we’re being honest.

I mean, where’s the Maltese ShihTzu and Corgis at? (Totally non-bias at all…)

Without further ado, here are the top 10 favourite dog breeds of the year:

10. English Cocker Spaniel

9. Great Pyrenees

8. Bernese Mountain Dog

7. Malinois (Beligian Shepherd)

6. Cane Corso

5. Doberman Pinscher

4. Rottweiler

3. Australian Shepherd

2. Poodle

1. Golden Retriever

 

OPTICAL ILLUSION: Photo of little girl holding popcorn baffles the internet

ANOTHER frustrating optical illusion has emerged online, baffling social media users around the country.

The mind-boggling photo was shared to Facebook last week, where it has gone viral with thousands of comments and shares.

In the innocent image, an adorable young girl can be seen standing in a park with a cute bow in her hair and a cozy scarf around her neck.

However, when you look down at her legs something appears to be not quite right.

Take a look for yourself…

At first glance it looks like the youngster has super tiny legs, however upon closer inspection of the image it’s revealed she’s actually holding a bag of popcorn, which just so happens to perfectly blend in with the dried grass behind her.

Ahhh you got us again!

OMG… This Kmart shopper’s $7.50 Christmas hack is genius!

The 1st of December is just around corner, which means Michael Buble is defrosting as we speak.

It also means we’re just four days away from being able to put up all of our Christmas decorations without being judged by the ‘grinches’ and let me tell you, I’ve been counting down until this day for weeks now.

One Aussie mum has gotten a head start on her Christmas decorations this year and has come up with a genius hack involving a $7.50 gym ball sold at Kmart.

Taking to the Kmart Hacks & Décor Facebook page, Amy shared how she managed to turn the gym ball into a giant Christmas bauble for outside her home and people are freaking out.

“I’ve spent the last 3 weeks working on these super-sized outside baubles but they are finally finished!” Amy wrote.

“Pretty much everything from Kmart!! 3 gym balls, monochrome rope and acrylic paint (they are coated with a waterproof clear gloss) and a S***LOAD of patience.”

“The gold tops are metal bowls that i have liquid nails on, I used superglue for the rope and I have attached a funnel (like petrol funnel to the bottom so they can’t blow around in the wind.”

PHOTO: Facebook

The Christmas hack has since gone viral on social media, with hundreds of people praising Amy for her ingenious idea.

“Now this tops ALL the Kmart hacks I’ve seen. Bloody brilliant. Love love love these,” one person wrote.

“Best Xmas hack by far. That is clearly thinking outside the box. Super impressed,” commented another.

WATCH: The purr-fect Christmas video you never knew you needed until now

Cute cats, dogs AND hot, sexy firemen… well our Christmas has just been made!

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything that could top the Australian Firefighters Calendar, they go ahead and team up some smokin’ hot heroic firemen with ridiculously adorable animals for a Christmas special and THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

We’ve managed to get our hands on two of the newly-released clips and to no surprise, they’re extra steamy with a side of incredibly sweet.

If you’re more of a cat person this one’s for you:

Phwoar… that’s one way to get the heart rate up!

Or if you prefer pooches, this one will be sure to put a smile on your dile:

“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar,” director David Rogers says.

If you missed out on purchasing this year’s Australian Firefighters Calendar, you can get your paws on the hottest (and cutest) calendar EVER here.

WATCH: Australia Post’s sweet Christmas ad is warming hearts across the country

“Spread the Merry this Christmas” – that’s the message from Australia Post’s adorable new Christmas ad that is warming hearts around the country.

The video, which is encouraging Australians to be more thoughtful this festive season, features a young boy named Alfie who tries to get his elderly and lonely neighbour to take part in the holiday celebrations.

Despite constantly refusing the youngsters kind gestures, Alfie doesn’t give up on his mission to spread the Merry… Does he succeed? You’ll just have to watch the video below to find out!

Australia Post’s CMO Amber Collins says all it takes is a small act of kindness to make a difference.

“This year we are encouraging all Australians to Spread the Merry by making somebody’s day special,” Ms Collins said.

“Christmas is a time to connect with friends, family and community and the campaign demonstrates how Australia Post makes it easy to reach out to more people.”

Australia Post Executive General Manager Nicole Sheffield encouraged Aussies to add “just one more person to their Christmas list”

“It really is about joy and I think if we could just add one more person to our Christmas list, this will be our best Christmas yet,” Ms Sheffield told Today Extra.

“It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a card, something small, just that personal touch, and remembering someone will mean a lot.”

Australia Post delivered more than 40 million parcels in December last year, with even more deliveries expected to be made this festive season.

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