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The Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK in 2022

The number of people welcoming dogs into their families is at an all-time high. In the last few years, when everyone was forced to stay indoors, often alone, these four-legged friends have been a constant source of comfort, warmth, and entertainment. As this trend continues and more and more individuals and families buy or adopt dogs, we look at some of the most popular dog breeds in the UK in 2022 that are the top choices for bringing home.

  • Labrador Retrievers

The most popular dog breed in the UK also happens to be one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Labrador Retrievers are sweet, intelligent, loving, gentle yet energetic dogs that are easy to train and are loved by kids and adults alike. Although they grow quite majestic in size, they are great pets for families due to their gentle nature and friendliness. They like outdoor adventures just as much as curling up next to you on the couch while you’re working or watching television.

  • French Bulldogs

Once a rarity, the adorable French Bulldog is now one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK. Small and quiet, these sweet little dogs, with their distinct ears, are perfect for city dwellings. While often clingy to their owners, French Bulldogs are still very friendly and loving and a great pet to have around, especially if you live on your own in a small house or apartment. They are also comfortable around other dogs and pets and hence, a great option for people with multiple pets.

  • Cocker Spaniels

Smart, happy, gentle, and adorably small and cute, Cocker Spaniels have been one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK for many years. Thanks to their limited exercise requirements, they make for great pets for busy and professional owners. Because of their small size, they are ideal for apartments and small houses and their even temperament makes them the perfect pet for kids.

  • Springer Spaniels

Another traditional gundog that is a close cousin of the Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniels are just as popular with families and individuals in the UK. They are intelligent, active, and have a keen urge for retrieval, making them fun and entertaining for adults and kids alike. If you love swimming and going to the beach, Springer Spaniels are an excellent choice for a pet as they will love water and swimming just as much as you.

  • British Bulldogs

The most easily recognisable dog breed, the British Bulldog is considered the country’s unofficial mascot by many. Stubborn yet loyal and affectionate, they make excellent guard dogs. British Bulldogs are loved for their signature “squished” faces and are one of the most popular dog breeds in the country, not to mention one of the most expensive ones.

  • Honourable Mentions

Many other dog breeds enjoy enviable popularity in the UK. Some of these favourites include:

  • Dachshunds
  • German Shepherds
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Labradors
  • Jack Russel Terriers
  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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