August 16, 2021, 13:59
New research has seen Staffordshire Bull Terriers take first place, just behind Black Labrador in first place.
There are around 8.5 million dog owners in the UK, and we all think our wonderful dog is the best.
However, new data has taken an unbiased stance and found out which breeds are actually the most popular in Britain, and the results may surprise you.
TeamDogs have teamed up with Pooch and Mutt to give us the ultimate roster, and number one is the Staffordshire Bull Terriers, also known as Staffy.
For people who own or have had a Staffy, it’s no surprise that they’ve taken the top spot, with their loving and sensitive natures.
A very good reason why Staffordshire Bull Terriers have also become number one is their affection for children, which stems from the Victorian era when they were known as “Nanny Dog”.
In fact, the breed is best known for being brave, smart, and great with children.
In second place were the Black Labradors, a breed beloved across the world and a great family dog.
The Staffy and the Labrador are followed by the Boxer, the Greyhound, the Border Collie and the German Shepherd.
Cockapoos, Border Terriers, Cocker Spaniels and Jack Russells also made the top ten list.
The list includes a total of 51 dog breeds, sadly with the Afghan Hound – known to be self-confident, independent and clownish – at the bottom of the list.
Other surprising placements include the Queen’s favorite dog breed, the Corgi, which arrived at number 33, as well as the Toy Poodle at number 34.
Find the entire ranking on Team Dogs, and the top ten here:
1. Staffordshire Bull Terriers
2. Black Labrador
5. Border Collie
6. German Shepherd
8. Border Terrier
9. English Cocker Spaniel
10. Jack Russel