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Britain's Best Loved Dog Breed - Cast Your Vote

With aking place until May 5th, we’re celebrating one of Britain’s most popular four-legged friends – the dog.

Sorry your time will come, but in the meantime, take a look at some of the most popular and best loved dog breeds from the following GJW Titmuss list.

From small to large, cute to cuddly, and clever to mischievous, each breed has their own individual characteristics and charm.

Don’t forget to cast your own vote too at the end of this post to tell us your favourite!


First up on the list is the happy and inquisitive shorthaired hound - the Beagle.

These adorable and compact dogs are small to medium in size, are full of energy and make great companions for both kids and adults alike.

As the perfect and with Snoopy acting as the famous counterpart, the Beagle has made our list due to its friendly nature and standout characteristics.

Labrador Retriever

Friendly, warm and intelligent, the Labrador Retriever is a good-natured breed and another top choice for those looking for loyal family dogs.

This breed has a good reputation among all dog lovers, not just Lab fans, and although the puppies are fairly lively, they slow down to become more relaxed as they get older.

For an outgoing and easy to please dog, the Labrador Retriever is one of the most renowned of its kind.


Famous for their appearance in the 1996 film, 101 Dalmatians, these dogs are extremely distinctive from their white body and black spots.

As one of the most recognised breeds in the world, they are also sleek and athletic and require a lot of exercise too.

The film certainly had a helping hand in increasing the popularity of this breed, but Dalmatians really are beautiful, unique and intelligent dogs.

Cocker Spaniel

The classic Cocker Spaniel has gained widespread popularity for decades and is a charming and cheerful dog to own.

Following on with the film theme, guess who featured in The Lady and the Tramp as one of the starring roles? Yes, you’ve got it - the lady was in fact a Cocker Spaniel.

Sound temperament, gentle natured and a trustworthy companion, this breed is the ideal choice for many owners up and down the country.

German Shepherd

Quick trainers, devoted to their owners and affectionate, the German Shepherd can be a soppy companion and a tough and protective guard dog at the same time.

Often used as police dogs to chase and bring down criminals on the run, these working dogs are versatile, yet they have a real loyal side too.

Regardless of whether it’s a working bond for the police or the blind, or a natural relationship between dog and owner, German Shepherds will always be by your side.

Border Collie

One of the smartest breeds around, the high-energy and obedient Border Collie is also one of the healthiest dogs too.

This premier herding dog has the ability to control a flock of sheep on farms all over the country and is also extremely competent in canine sports such as flyball and tracking.

A favourite for both farmers and families alike, the Border Collie is a friendly, loyal and enthusiastic animal to own.

Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is alert, good-natured and was originally bred to help with fox hunting to drive the foxes out from where they were hiding.

As a result of their history, they still have a strong tendency to hunt and dig and also require a fair bit of exercise to keep them active and encourage their development.

Great companions that enjoy to play whenever the opportunity arises, you certainly won’t get bored of the Border Terrier!


Last on our list is the small, unique and squishy faced toy breed – the Pug.

These little dogs love human companionship more so than other breeds and often play up or show off when there’s an audience to entertain.

Training can be tricky at times, although perseverance is definitely worth it when the end result is an affectionate, charming and mischievous but loving member of the family.

Over to you

Perhaps you’ve spotted your favourite breed in our list, or maybe we’ve missed them out, well don’t worry, now’s the chance to have your say.

There really are so many different sizes, characteristics and features that are encapsulated in each individual dog breed – but here at GJW Titmuss we simply love them all.

Thanks for reading our latest post, please take our poll below and tell us what your number one breed is from the following list of options.

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