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​Labrador Wins Britain's Top 100 Dog Breeds, As Voted For By The Public

​Labrador Wins Britain's Top 100 Dog Breeds, As Voted For By The Public

The results were shared on 'Britain's Favourite Dogs: Top 100' on ITV, and featured some slightly unfamiliar breeds alongside old favourites

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Following a huge survey of 10,000 people,Britain's most popular dogs have been revealed. The results of the comprehensive survey - which required dog owners to submit what type of dog they own - were shared on Britain's Favourite Dogs: Top 100 on ITV, presented by Sara Cox and Ben Fogle.

Credit: Britain's Favourite Dogs: Top 100

The show got off to a cracking start, with viewers left baffled by Fogle's gate fail.

After that, the only way was up as Fogle and Cox counted their way towards the coveted top spot.

The results featured many breeds that most of us had probably never heard of (Hungarian Vizsla, Basenji or Dandie Dinmont anyone?), but arrived in much more familiar territory once they got into the top 20.

That included the Greyhound, Chihuahua, Boxer, Dachshund, Golden Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, Labradoodle, West Highland Terrier, Shih-Tzu, Pug, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, German Shepherd, Cockapoo, Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Jack Russell and mixed breed.

And the top dog will probably come as no surprise: the humble Labrador.


The second choice caused a bit of upset on Twitter, as people were less than happy that 'mixed breed' beat registered breeds to the silver medal. In fact, the number of crossbreeds also caused a degree of consternation.

"Wish they were all actual registered breeds and not mongrels/crossbreeds," tweeted one viewer, while another aimed the following at ITV: "You should be ashamed of yourselves, barely any of these are actual breeds. They're cross bred to make money."

Meanwhile, a third viewer was much more succinct about their views, posting: "Most of them were crossbreeds, stupid programme."

Oh well, can't please everyone, I guess.


100. Dandie dinmont

99. Bedlington terrier

98. Welsh terrier

97. Wheaten terrier

96. Airedale terrier

95. Gordon setter

94. Saluki

93. Lakeland terrier

92. Chorkie

91. Jorkie

90. Staffy Jack

89. Goldador

88. Poochon

87. Bullmastiff


86. Dogue de Bordeaux

85. Leonberger

84. St Bernard

83. Fox terrier

82. Corgi

81. Chinese crested

80. Shih-poo

79. Boston terrier


78. Sheprador

77. Rhodesian ridgeback

76. Staffrador

75. Japanese Akita

74. Basenji

73. Schnoodle

72. Italian spinone

71. English pointer

70. Rough collie

69. English bull terrier

68. Border Jack

67. Sproodle

66. Chow Chow

65. Flat-coated retriever

64. Jug

63. Afghan hound


62. Shar Pei

61. Shollie

60. Hungarian vizsla

59. Bearded collie

58. Puggle

57. German short-haired pointer

56. Great Dane

55. Old English sheepdog

54. Scottish terrier

53. Shetland sheepdog

52. Doberman pinscher

51. Tibetan terrier

50. Alaskan malamute

49. Sprollie

48. Maltese

47. Parson Russell terrier

46. Patterdale

45. Newfoundland

44. Borador

43. Cairn terrier


42. Weimaraner

41. Irish setter

40. Jackahuahua

39. Dalmatian

38. Springador

37. Whippet

36. Sprocker

35. Pomeranian

34. Cavapoo

33. Basset hound

32. Rottweiler

31. French bulldog


30. Cavachon

29. Miniature schnauzer

28. Siberian husky

27. Lhasa apso

26. British bulldog

25. Bichon frise

24. Lurcher

23. Beagle

22. Poodle

21. Border terrier

20. Greyhound

19. Chihuahua

18. Boxer

17. Dachshund


16. Golden retriever

15. Yorkshire terrier

14. Labradoodle (Labrador and Poodle)

13. West Highland terrier

12. Shih-tzu

11. Pug

10. Cavalier King Charles spaniel

9. Springer spaniel

8. German shepherd

7. Cockapoo

6. Cocker Spaniel

5. Border Collie

4. Staffordshire bull terrier

3. Jack Russell

2. Mixed Breed

1. Labrador

The Labrador's paws are the ones to beat having raced across the finish line in first place, being voted Britons' top dog breed.

Its no surprise really as Lab's are known for being a very intelligent, loyal and calm breed. You will often find these dogs being used as guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Animals, Dogs