A new survey of 2,000 UK dog owners from Frontline® Spot On flea and tick protection has been figuring out our poochy preferences in order to reveal the UK's ultimate dog.
The results show that we're still a nation that loves traditional British dogs and all their quirks. In fact the survey found that our ideal dog would have the floppy ears of a King Charles spaniel, the body of a border collie, the short fur of a bulldog, the snout of a labrador, the golden colour of a retriever and the long-flowing tail of an Irish setter. Quite a combination!
But when it comes to the perfect proportion of our pups, Brits are quite divided, with dog owners in the capital more likely to opt for tea-cup sized hounds above any other region in the UK, whilst those in the East Midlands favour a more robust four-legged companion.
And while long-haired lovelies are the in doggy hairstyle in London, Yorkshire dog owners tend to prefer more ‘style-able’ tresses.
Sticking to tradition, the survey showed that our penchant for British pooches is also matched with our preference for traditional names, with Rover and Rex topping the list of most popular dog names.
And what about the woofs? Apparently one in three (30 per cent) British dog owners said the mid-range woof of a labrador is their favourite sound for a pooch. A quarter (26 per cent) also confessed that if they had choice, their ideal dog would live as long as they did.
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