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2021's Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

Jul 30, 2020

Updated: 07/09/2021

The world’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers, has once again conducted a survey of over 20,000 pet owners in the UK to discover what dog is the most popular in 2021. You can find their article here -

Any dog lover will be quick to tell you what they think the most popular breeds are. What would you say? The Labrador? The Staffordshire Bull Terrier? We’re sure that many would say the adorable Cockapoo. These three are all in the list of 2021’s most popular dog breeds, but in what order?

Don’t worry if you’re favourite dog breed isn’t in this list; it doesn’t make them any less perfect.

2021’s most popular dog breeds in the UK:

  1. Mixed breed
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Cockapoo
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Cocker Spaniel
  6. Dachshund
  7. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  8. Jack Russell Terrier
  9. Border Collie
  10. Chihuahua
  11. German Shepherd
  12. Golden Retriever
  13. Shih Tzu
  14. Pug
  15. Yorkshire Terrier
  16. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  17. Labradoodle
  18. Beagle
  19. English Springer Spaniel
  20. Pomeranian

    Are there any breeds on this list that you didn’t expect, or one that is missing?

    This list only has 10 of the hundreds of types of dogs you can choose from, so making the right choice can seem difficult. That's why we've created individual guides for the most popular dogs which you can find in our Pet Advice column.

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