Whether you love a bouncy labrador, a feisty yorkie, or a cheeky dachshund, everyone seems to have their favourite dog breed. But which breeds topped the list of the UK’s favourites in 2020?
According to Rover.com, the world’s largest network of 5‑star pet sitters and dog walkers, their database shows exactly which breeds the nation favoured last year.
Rover.com reports the top 20 dog breeds as:
- Mixed breed
- Labrador retriever
- Cocker spaniel
- Jack russell terrier
- Staffordshire bull terrier
- French bulldog
- Border collie
- Shih tzu
- German shepherd
- Golden retriever
- Yorkshire terrier
- English springer spaniel
- Cavalier king charles spaniel
- West highland white terrier
- Bichon frise
With adoption figures at an all-time high last year due to people spending more time at home during the pandemic, mixed breeds are standing proud at the top of the list. With many more people continuing to work from home in 2021, it’s likely the adoption trend will continue.
We are delighted to see mixed breeds as the number one choice. In general, mixed breeds are less likely to suffer from breed-specific health issues than purebreds. Plus, with many dogs in rescue centres being mixed breeds, a surge in numbers hopefully means more unwanted dogs have found their ‘furever’ homes.
Did your dog make the list? Share a photo of your dog and tell us their breed on our social pages and let’s celebrate the many different breeds together!