Following a new UK pet industry report on the lockdown by Pets4Homes, petGuard.co.uk has announced a list of the most popular dog breeds across Britain during the pandemic. The report gives a comparison of June 2021 ranking versus a year ago, based on demand per dog breed by measuring the number of buyers looking for that breed against the availability of dogs and puppies.
And as working life resumes following on from lockdown, www.petGuard.co.uk has also produced a guide to help people make the right choice of dog breed for them noting characteristics like friendliness, grooming needs and intelligence. The guide examines the traits of the 20 most popular dog breeds of 2021 based on the data in from Pets4Homes. Here is the first part of the guide starting from numbers one to 11:
The Golden Retriever’s tolerant personality made them a popular choice in the Pets4Homes top 20 breeds. Life expectancy 10-12 years; Friendliness 5/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 3/5; Intelligence 5/5
Cane Corso's were used as working dogs and originated in Italy. A protective nature and powerful build make them more suitable for experienced dog owners. Life expectancy 10-12 years; Friendliness 3/5; Energy level 4/5; Grooming intensity 0/5; Intelligence 5/5
Lurchers are highly intelligent and adaptable to training or being left alone if gradually eased into it. Life expectancy 13-15 years; Friendliness 2/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 2/5; Intelligence 5/5
Labradoodles are very affectionate, friendly and sociable, making them ideal as a guide dog or family dog. Life expectancy 12-14 years; Friendliness 5/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 1/5; Intelligence 4/5