Following a new UK pet industry report on the lockdown by Pets4Homes, petGuard.co.uk has announced a list of the most popular dog breeds across Britain during the pandemic. The report gives a comparison of June 2021 ranking versus a year ago based on demand per dog breed by measuring the number of buyers looking for that breed against the availability of dogs and puppies.
And as working life resumes following on from lockdown, www.petGuard.co.uk has also produced a guide to help people make the right choice of dog breed for them noting characteristics like friendliness, grooming needs and intelligence. The guide examines the traits of the 20 most popular dog breeds of 2021 based on the data in from Pets4Homes. Here is the second part of the guide featuring numbers 12 to 20.
Border Collies are at number 12 on the list. They are still the farmer’s choice of working dog for gathering sheep in the UK. Life expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 3/5; Intelligence 5/5
A Maltipoo is a cross between Maltese and Poodle and at number 13. They are extremely loving and fun, which makes them a perfect addition to any family. Life Expectancy 10-13 years; Friendliness 5/5; Energy level 3/5; Grooming intensity 2/5; Intelligence 4/5
Rottweilers are number 14 in the list. Life Expectancy 9-10 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 4/5; Grooming intensity 0/5; Intelligence 5/5
Cocker Spaniels are at number 15. They tend to be friendly, adaptable and easy to train. Life Expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 4/5; Grooming intensity 4/5; Intelligence 4/5