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.
Hungarian Vizslas are at number 16. They are gorgeous gold coloured dogs that are very active and require a minimum of two hours of exercise a day. Life Expectancy; 12-14 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 0/5; Intelligence 5/5
Dachshunds are at number 17. They are very cute, friendly and playful and like to snuggle up on the sofa with the whole family. Life Expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 3/5; Energy level 3/5; Grooming intensity 2/5; Intelligence 4/5
The Chow Chow is at number 18. They tend to be protective, independent and reserved. Life Expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 1/5; Energy level 2/5; Grooming intensity 4/5; Intelligence 1/5
The German Shepherd is at number 19. They evoke respect and authority. They are trained to do so due to their intelligence, courage and strength but they have their soft side too. Life Expectancy 10-14 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 0/5; Intelligence 5/5