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Top Dogs in the UK: Here are Britain's most popular breeds of adorable pup - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐕

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 18/05/2022 David Hepburn

With dog ownership rocketing over lockdown, here are the lovable pups that have been most sought after across the UK.

a group of people sitting around a dog © These are the most popular dogs breeds according to the Kennel Club.

Many of us welcomed new four-legged family members over the last two years, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent.

a close up of a dog © The new top dog is the Labrador Retriever, which has seen its popularity increase by 13 per cent ove...

While there are a huge range of diverse breeds across the country, some are a rarer sight in parks than others according to the research by outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Millets.

a dog sitting on a table © After taking the title of most popular dog in 2019, the French Bulldog drops to second place after a...

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a large brown dog lying on a bed © The third most popular dog in Britain is the Cocker Spaniel - which can actually be one of two disti...

Just a single Azawakh was registered with the Kennel Club in 2020, while less than 300 new Deerhounds, King Charles Spaniels or Cardigan Welsh Corgis were registered, meaning they are now considered ‘vulnerable’.

a dog sitting in the grass © The fourth most popular dog is the Bulldog, with over 11,000 registered last year, an increase of 17...

But others have seen their popularity soar – here are the top 13 most popular breeds.

a brown dog lying on the grass © Breaking into the top five is the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund, which has enjoyed a 24 per cent...

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a close up of a dog in a field © Springer Spaniels are still a common choice for dog owners, coming in at sixth, but registrations ar...

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