The Top 10 Best Dog Breeds to Own for 2019

The Top 10 Best Dog Breeds to Own for 2019

People of the UK have spoken! Britain's Top 100 Dogs were ranked a few weeks ago, thanks to a poll run by ITV. Here's how the Great British public voted their top 10 breeds for the year.

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10) Mixed Breeds

While not an singular breed, Mixed Breeds as a category takes over the 10th spot of Britain's Top 100 Dogs. 


9) Golden Retriever

One of the most popular breeds globally, Golden Retrievers were originally bred as gun dogs to 'retrieve' waterfowl during various shooting parties.

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8) German Shepherd

One of our favourites for sure, the German Shepherd is a smart and easily trained dog. German Shepherds are very active, and need exercise daily. German Shepherds are often used by police and were one of the first breeds used as service dogs.


7) Border Collie

Border Collies are furry geniuses! They are bred to be independent problem solvers which are more than capable of solving difficult tasks.


6) Boxer

Boxers are actually related to Bullenbeissers, a breed which as used to hunt wild boar and stag. Boxers are known to snore as they have short muzzles!


5) Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is ever-growing in popularity, and are known for being gentle and caring. They are easy-going and affectionate but can be quite lively! Cocker Spaniels are considered to be generally good with children.

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4) Springer Spaniel

Springer Spaniels have a strong desire to be with people and to be working. The have an abundance of energy, along with a fair amount of intelligence. Springer Spaniels are quite easy to train, and do have a retrieving urge like most spaniels.


3) Labrador

Labradors are a globally-loved breed, and enjoy being around people. Labradors need a lot of affection, as well as exercise to burn off their energy! 


2) Cockapoo

The second most popular breed in Britain is the Cockapoo. Crossed between a Spaniel and Poodle, they are one of the oldest "designer" dog breeds and have been popular in the USA since the early 60's. Most Cockapoos inherit the Spaniel's playful traits, and the Poodle's intelligence and trainability. 


1) Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The results are in folks! The Staffie is officially the UK's Best Dog Breed for 2019. Despite their appearance, Staffies are lovers and not fighters. Staffies need two things, close human contact and a chance to play and enjoy themselves. The Staffie is deservedly at the top of the list of best breeds!



With thanks to Hills Pet, ITV & PetairUK for facts in this article.

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