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Chubby Dogs: Here are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that can easily become fat - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐶

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 30/01/2023 David Hepburn

Some dog breeds just love their food so need their families to make sure they don’t pile on the puppy pounds.

© If you welcome these breeds of dog into your home you should keep an eye on your new pet's waistline...

More of us than ever before have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes in the last few years, as there has bee a huge increase in demand for puppies.

And the extent of that soaring in demand has been shown by the latest registrations statistics from the UK Kennel Club, up nearly 40 per cent from 250,649 in 2020 to 349,013 in 2021.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

© Shameless food thieves, Lanrador Retrievers will literally eat until they are ill. They actually hav...

Our lifestyle has a huge bearing on which type of dog will work best for us – if you have limited space you might want to look at small dogs, while the more elderly pet owner should place certain breeds at the top of their wishlist.

© The Beagle has been bred to have a great sense of smell in order to track animals for hunters. Today...

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Meanwhile, certain breeds have particular attributes which mean that they need a little extra looking after, including some dogs that are predisposed to putting on weight and becoming unhealthy.

© Another breed that has been bred to track down prey - both above and below ground - the Dachshound i...

These dogs just don’t know when they are full, so careful portion control, ensuring they aren’t able to steal food, and regular weigh-ins are key to them living long and healthy lives.

© Small dogs don't burn off calories as quickly as large dogs, so a breed like the Cavalier KIng Charl...

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