We all know what our favourite dog breed is. It’s either (a) whatever breed our dog is or (b) the breed of the last dog we saw. Sometimes it’s both.
However, the British public has nonetheless attempted to settle on an ‘official’ answer to the question that has plagues us for years, namely ‘which is the goodest boy?’.
Well, technically they went with ‘which is the UK’s favourite breed of dog’, but the premise is the same.
The nation’s favourites were counted down on ITV show Britain’s Favourite Dogs – honestly, why would you need to do any more with the title when that description alone is enough to get people glued to their TVs – with celebrities sharing stories of their pets throughout the programme.
If you missed it, we’ve got the top 10 for you right here.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It’s the lad with the big floppy ears. I know what you’re about to say, all dogs have big floppy ears, but you knew exactly what I was talking about. Does he look like King Charles? Doesn’t actually matter, mate.
Once voted dog most likely to record a hugely hyped but ultimately disappointing Britpop album.
Look how much this fella loves you. You can head into the kitchen to make a cuppa and when you’re back he’ll jump into a hug. Sure, you’ve spilled your tea everywhere, but it doesn’t matter.
It’s got the sort of name you’d have found hilarious aged 15, and looks like a hairy baby (but in a good way). What’s not to love?
We love spaniels, don’t we? Fair play, this guy would catch the hell out of a frisbee.
He rounds up sheep by day, and rounds up hugs by night.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
You know how people say dogs look like their owners? This is easier with Staffies, who basically look like people with a light coating of fur.
They say you should never trust a man with two first names. Oddly, the reverse is true of dogs with two human names – always trust Jack Russells, especially this one.
A nice cover-all term for all manner of dogs, including this adorable boy. Look at his face.
I’m not saying one breed of dog is better than all the others, but you are, people of Britain. That’s exactly what you’re saying. And it’s this one. Aww, he thinks he’s people.
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