Do you want to give a dog a home? How do you know how your dog will behave? How do you know how big your dog will get? Or how much exercise a dog will need?
The good news is that a dog’s breed will provide some guidance on the above questions. The bad news; not all dogs will match their breed characteristics. For example, I have a lovely boarder terrier called Jess. His breed standard suggests he should be between 6-7 kg. He is 12 kg – now he’s not overweight, he’s just a big dog like his parents who we met when buying Jess as a puppy.
Which are the most popular dog breeds in the UK?
Some breeds are more popular in certain environments. Chihuahua, Pug, and the Dachshund are more popular among city-dwellers due to their smaller size and are often referred to as toy breeds or companion dogs. If you are looking for a dog that will protect your family or property you may consider breeds such as Doberman, German Shepherd, and Miniature Schnauzer. These breeds have the tendency to bark loudly to alert their owners of unwanted or unexpected people, but almost never attack familiar people.
Learn more about the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the UK by going through this list curated by Kennel Store before making a decision to get a pup home.
You may also like our article on 5 rare dog breeds. Some of these you will have heard of, but are unlikely to have met.