Rover Reveals The UK’s Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020
Report Reveals Mixed Breed As Leading Breed Among British, as Dog Adoption Rates Increase Since the Start of Covid-19 Pandemic
June 24, 2020 – Rover.com®, the world’s largest and most trusted network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers, today released “UK’s Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020,” its report ranking the top 20 most popular dog breeds across the country within 10 major cities. The top three dog breeds of 2020 are mixed breed, Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel.
Similar surveys were run in the US and Canada where both countries also selected mixed breed as the most preferred breed this year. According to a 2019 poll of 10,000 people from the UK, the Labrador still ranks among the top three in most popular breeds, but mixed breeds have moved up 10 spots to the country’s favorite in 2020. Last year’s favorites included Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cockapoo and Labrador.
“These days we’re more likely to think of dogs as family members than pets,” said Thea Mathias, pet trends expert. “We confide in our pets, snuggle with our pets and exercise with our pets. Fortunately, there’s a dog out there for everyone, whether you’re looking for a companion for yourself, your family, or for your other pets.”
To help prospective parents learn more about the best dog breed options based on their lifestyle and personal preferences, Rover created the Dog Breed Selector Tool.
The UK’s Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020: Report Findings
Rover analyzed and ranked the 20 most popular dog breeds across the country, and looked at the 10 largest U.K. cities, including London, Birmingham, and Liverpool to find the top five most popular dog breeds.
Top 20: UK’s Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020
- Mixed Breed
- Labrador Retriever
- Cocker Spaniel
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- French Bulldog
- Border Collie
- Shih Tzu
- German Shepherd Dog
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
- English Springer Spaniel
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- West Highland White Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Miniature Schnauzer
To view the full report on popular dog breeds, please visit this page.
About the Report
Rover data from June 2020 includes the top 20 list of the most popular dog breeds across the United Kingdom as well as the top five most popular breeds in 10 British cities.
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