In this article, we will be taking a look at the top five most common dog breeds in the United Kingdom. As the list seems to change depending on where the information is sourced from, the order of these dog breeds may change slightly on other websites making their own list.
From what we have seen when researching this post, the actual dog breeds tend to be the same just in a slightly different order. That said, let’s get into the list:-
First up on our list is the tried and tested labrador. They have been listed as the most popular dog breed in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, and Canada for years and there is no sign of them losing their crown in either of these countries or any other breed coming close to them.
They are popular with dog owners in all walks of life as they are good with families with young children, households with other pets, and can be a good dog for short to middle distance runners who like to run with their dog.
Next up on our list, we have the Cocker Spaniel. A very popular breed in the United Kingdom, especially in the southern counties of England. It is a smaller dog breed than the Labrador covered above making it an ideal dog for anyone who lives in a small house or flat.
With the Spaniel sub-set of dog breeds being originally bred for hunting the Eurasian woodcock, most spaniel breeds can have plenty of energy to be a good walking, hiking or short distance running partner for their owners.
They are another dog breed that is popular with families with young children or households with other animals. Additionally, the Cocker Spaniel is also popular with older people due to its small size and lower exercise requirements.
English Springer Spaniel
Next up, we have the English Springer Spaniel, another dog breed from the Spaniel sub-set of breeds. A similar breed to the Cocker Spaniel covered above with the same characteristics. They are also ideal for the same sorts of people mentioned above.
Next up on our list is the trusty German Shepherd a larger dog that the Special breeds covered above that can often grow to be larger than a Labrador too. They make the ideal dog breed for people in most situations due to their nature. They are popular in households with other pets or small children as well as people living alone.
As the breed was originally bred as a herding dog, they have a high amount of energy genetically coded into them making them the perfect dog for anyone who wants to use their dog as their running buddy. You will be hard set to our run your German Shepherd even on its worst day.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Next up, we have the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This bread has been steadily increasing in popularity over the past few years and we only expect this to continue over the coming years. A smaller dog breed that is a similar size to the spaniel that is loyal and loving.
Again, they are another breed that can fit into most households without much issue. Unfortunately, they are one of the breeds that have been demonized by the mainstream media over the years but the breed is steadily recovering from the damage caused.