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Top Dogs 2022: Here are the 24 most popular breeds of adorable dog in the UK - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐶

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 5 days ago David Hepburn

It’s been a bumper few years for dog ownership, with more of us than ever before welcoming a new four-legged friend into our homes – and our hearts.

© Many breeds of dog have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the last couple of years.

One of the unexpected effects of the global pandemic – and the resulting series of lockdowns – was an increase in demand for puppies.

© Once again, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the UK with 61,559 registrations in 20...

And the extent of that soaring in demand has been shown by the latest registrations statistics from the UK Kennel Club released this week.

© Continuing its recent increase in popularity the French Bulldog is the UK's second most popular bree...

In 2021 they registered a remarkable 349,013 dogs, compared to 250,659 in 2020 – an increase of 39.2 per cent year-on-year.

© A gun dog known for its active, good-natured personality, the Cocker Spaniel is the UK's third most ...

Of the 221 different recognised breeds of pedigree dog, many saw huge increases, including the ever-popular Labrador Retriever with 61,559 registrations in 2021 compared with 39,905 the year before.

© The Bulldog is one of the breed of dog most closely associated with the UK and remains popular - wit...

And many of the rarer dogs also had a good year – for example the Glen of Imaal Terrier enjoyed a 130 per cent increase in popularity from 36 registrations in 2020 to 83 in 2021.

© If you think you've been seeing more Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshunds around of late you're probab...

Here are the 24 breeds that have received the most new registrations in according to the latest Kennel Club figures.

© The second spaniel in the top 10, the English Springer Spaniel had 14,579 registrations last year.

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© Friendly, loyal and obedient, the Golden Retriever was originally bred in 19th century Scotland and ...

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