The Boxer is the most popular dog breed in the UK in 2021, new research shows.
As 2021 draws to a close, a study that analyzed the number of annual online searches for different dog breeds recognized by the Kennel Club shows the most popular breeds in the UK.
Analysis of the data revealed that the Boxer is the most searched dog breed in Britain, with an average of 3,204,000 searches during the year.
The Japanese dog breed, Shiba Inu, comes second on the list, with 3,036,000 searches in the past 12 months.
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The French Bulldog ranks third on the list of popular dog breeds in the UK, with the small dog breed generating around 2,484,000 searches in 2021.
A spokesperson for those who conducted the study said: “Dogs are one of the most popular pets in UK households, so it’s interesting to see which breeds are the most popular in the country. Data shows that the Boxer is the most popular breed, and this is likely due to the fact that they have desirable characteristics such as playfulness, intelligence, and loyalty. During the blockages of the past two years, many people have sought companionship in the form of a dog, as owners are often able to spend more time with their four-legged friend due to working from home.
The Cocker Spaniel comes fourth on the list, which averaged 192,000 searches per month, which equates to 2,304,000 searches during the year.
Golden Retriever is the fifth most popular dog breed in the UK, as the popular hunting dog has been Googled approximately 2,136,000 times during the year.
Favorite of Queen Victoria, the Pomeranian comes in sixth place on the list. In 2021, the German breed generated 2,004,000 searches by the British public.
Seventh on the list is the Chow Chow. The Chinese breed is very popular among the British over the past year, it has been Googled 1,944,000 times.
Shih Tzu and Dachshund jointly occupy eighth place on the list, with 1,476,000 searches, while the Beagle ends the top ten list with 1,368,000 searches.