What is your favourite Dog Breed?
It is impossible to know exactly how many breeds of dog are in the world as there is so many variations of breeds but there is always a dog big or small to suit you. Here is a list of the UK’s 10 most popular dog breeds.
Kind, intelligent, strong, playful and loyal the boxer makes a great family dog, they usually live over 10 years.
9. German Shepherd
Widely used within the police force they are great guard dogs but also have a loving side, they need a lot of exercise to prevent boredom which can make them destructive. Lives up to 10 years.
8. French Bulldog
Recently they have become popular with their trademark bat ears which people find amusing, they are small playful dogs that are easily pleased. Live 8- 10 years.
A small breed with distinct features, they have a great temperament and but if they are not trained they can be very mischievous. Live for 11 years.
Known for herding abilities, highly intelligent, easy to train and very energetic. They are friendly with both dogs and animals. Live 14 years.
5. Springer Spaniel
Obedient, quick learning dogs that require over 2 hours of exercise daily, they need consistent training to prevent behaviour issues occurring. They love water and live for 12 years.
4. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
They often have a stigma of being vicious however they are loving, friendly dogs who are great with children, if they are well socialised they are not aggressive and live up to 12 years.
3. Golden Retriever
Large, lovable, charming dogs who have a lot of patience and enjoy training as they are eager to please. They are often used as guide dogs and live for 10 years.
Most popular service dog due to their reliable nature, they are good swimmers and are very calm dogs who crave human affection and want to feel loved. They live up to 10 years.
1. Mixed Breed (Heinz 57)
Mixed breed dogs have a variety of different temperaments depending on the breeds they are mixed with, they are very popular and often have very individual quirky personalities because of their mixed genetics. They often live longer than the average dog often over 14 years.