List of most popular species

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This is a list of the most popular species (phenotypes) in the furry fandom, according to various sources. This data is by no means authoritative or complete, and should be used as a guideline only. The lists have been cropped to the top 30 results for brevity.

Contents data (August 2006)
Rank Species
1 Wolf
2 Fox
3 Other
4 Dragon
5 Cat
6 Tiger
7 Dog
8 Lion
9 Rabbit
10 Raccoon
11 Leopard
12 Bear
13 Panther
14 Otter
15 Skunk
16 Horse
17 Cheetah
18 Were
19 Coyote
20 (tie) Kangaroo
20 (tie) Cougar
22 Gryphon
23 Bat
24 Ferret
25 Hyena
26 (tie) Dinosaur
26 (tie) Jackal
28 Rat
29 Squirrel
30 Mouse
WikiFur category data (November 2007)
Rank Species
1 Wolf
2 Fox
3 Dragon
4 Cat
5 Lion
6 Tiger
7 Rabbit
8 Raccoon
9 Dog
10 Skunk
11 Kangaroo
12 Otter
13 Bear
14 Horse
15 Cheetah
16 Mouse
17 Squirrel
18 Rat
19 (tie) Ferret
19 (tie) Snow Leopard
21 (tie) Coyote
21 (tie) Cougar
21 (tie) Gryphon
24 Hyena
25 (tie) Leopard
25 (tie) Bird
27 Unicorn
28 Orca
29 (tie) Dinosaur
29 (tie) Lynx
Furry Research Center (June 2008)
Rank Species
1 Wolf
2 Fox
3 Domestic cat
4 Dragon
5 Tiger
6 Unspecified domestic dog
7 Lion
8 Rabbit
9 Husky
10 Raccoon
11 Horse
12 Coyote
13 Otter
14 Cheetah
15 Snow Leopard
16 Bear
17 Skunk
18 Cougar
19 Arctic fox
20 Panther
21 Other domestic dog
22 Hybrid (excluding folf)
23 (tie) Kitsune
23 (tie) Rat
23 (tie) Hyena
WikiFur category data (February 2011)
Rank Species
1 Fox
2 Wolf
3 Dog
4 Dragon
5 Cat
6 Tiger
7 Lion
8 Raccoon
9 Rabbit
10 Skunk
11 Bear
12 Otter
13 Horse
14 Coyote
15 Cheetah
16 Hyena
17 Snow Leopard
18 Kangaroo
19 Bird
20 Rat
21 Gryphon
22 Leopard
23 Lynx
24 Ferret
25 (tie) Cougar
25 (tie) Dinosaur
27 Squirrel
28 Jackal
29 Deer
30 Bat

[edit] Notes and sources

[edit] WikiFur data

The February 2011 count uses WikiFur's species categorisation system to find which species are most popular amongst people who have WikiFur articles, under the assumption that it is a representative cross-section of the furry fandom at large. They are cross-referenced with the people category so that non-fursona characters are filtered out.

This study counts hybrid characters and groups similar species and sub-species together to get a more accurate number (e.g. species in the husky category are counted within the dog category instead as a standalone group).

The November 2007 count was conducted differently and is derived from the list of most linked to categories according to which character categories contain the most articles. It does not take into account hybrids and does not group related species (e.g. snowshoe hares are counted as a different species than hares, they are not grouped together).

[edit] Furry Research Center data

Data provided by the Furry Research Center was sampled from the first 5000 respondents to the 2008 version of the Furry Survey. Of those, 3785 provided an answer for the question "If you identify with a particular animal, which one is it?"

Some species were split into subcategories. Dogs, for example, could be selected by particular breed; this division leading to an under-representation of dogs in general in the results.

The published results are available on the Furry Research Center website.

[edit] data

This information is derived from's statistics page before it was removed (archive). uses a set species list which users choose from, thus the presence of "Other" on the results.

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