The Dog’s Trust recently conducted a survey about all dogs in the UK and it’s sure to set tails wagging. This week we take a look at the results and find out which breed really is Britain’s top dog.
Britain’s Top 3 Dog Breeds
UK’s top dog breed according to the 345,703 people who completed Dog’s Trust survey, Labrador is the UK’s most popular dog breed across all age groups. Yellow, Chocolate, Black or Red, take your pick! The Labrador retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog. Historically, he earned his keep as a fisherman’s helper: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from the chilly North Atlantic. Today’s Labrador retriever is as good-natured and hard working as his ancestors, and he’s Britain’s most popular breed. These days the Lab works as a retriever for hunters, assistance dog to the handicapped and search and rescue dog, among other canine jobs. Their sweet nature makes them an easy pet to own. Considering a Labrador retriever as a pet is a great option for you and your family. You won’t be sorry!
2) Cocker Spaniel
Coming second place is the Cocker Spaniel. Whether you have a working or a show Cocker Spaniel, these energetic pooches will be great additions to your family. Originally bred as hunting companions, they were used to find and retrieve woodcocks. They are highly intelligent and have an eagerness for training, this makes them great family pets.
The third place was taken by the Cockapoo, a cross breed that has quickly become a family favourite in the last few years. Cockapoos are a cross between Cocker Spaniels and Poodles, bred to make the perfect family dog. They are affectionate dogs who are easy to train and hardly shed so are perfect for people with allergies.
Thinking of getting a new dog to join your family? Why not explore our breed page and look at the products we’ve hand selected for each breed – they’re the perfect way to start your shopping list.
What Are Britain's Top Dog Names?
Britain’s top three dog names were also revealed, with Poppy coming in first place with 6155 dogs, Bella in second place with 5282 dogs and Alfie in third place with 4976 dogs. If you’re looking to get your dog’s name on their bed or blanket, why not take a look at our personalised collection? Our seamstresses are able to embroider any name so even if your dog hasn’t got one of these top three names, we will be able to make something, especially for them.
How Do People Interact With Their Dogs?
Dogs really are man’s best friend. It truly is great to see how dogs really do love the company of humans and the love they have for what they do. The bond with a dog and trust in each other is something special. Unsurprisingly a huge 85% of dog owners frequently tell their dogs that they love them. 62% of dog owners celebrate their dog’s birthday, if you’re one of that 62% why not check out our dog birthday and party collection to give them the most pawsome birthday!