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Top 8 Most British Dog Breeds



There are many dog breeds that originate from Britain. Over the years, some have become very well known for being British. They have something about them that makes them particularly British and have won the hearts of the nation.

 

However, a few British dogs have declined in popularity and are on the vulnerable native dog breeds list. If you are thinking of getting a dog make sure you consider one of these dogs

 

There are breeds of dogs for lots of different purposes in Britain. From hunting dogs to sheepdogs and lapdogs. Here are some of the most British dogs.

 

1. English Foxhound

The English Foxhound is an iconic dog in British history. Originally bred as a hunting dog to hunt foxes, they look like  a larger version of the Beagle. English Foxhounds feature in many British paintings and literature.

 

2. English Bulldog

The English Bulldog is an extremely popular dog. It’s one of Britains oldest indigenous breeds. The Bulldog had to be on the list as it is the national dog of Great Britain.

 

3. Corgi

The Corgi is the Queen’s choice of dog, what more is there to say? Corgi’s are UK royalty and have earned their place in the palace. Originally a Welsh breed of dog the Corgi has become popular in the UK.

 

4. English Setter

Aside from the fact that they have ‘English’ in their name, the English Setter is a well known dog in the UK. The English Setter is one of a few others in the Setter family which includes Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and black-and-tan Gordon Setters.

 

5. Old English Sheepdog

How could we forget the Old English Sheepdog. Today this dog is well known for its appearances in Dulux paint adverts, which has increased awareness of the breed. They were developed in England as a herding dog.

 

6. King Charles Spaniel

The ever so cute King Charles Spaniel is an extrmely popular choice of dog breed in Britain. Few can resist their adorable charm. The King Charles Spaniel was favoured by aristocracy and named after King Charles II of Britain.

 

7. Bull Terrier

This dog has very distinctive looks. Although they don’t look like the cutest or friendliest of dogs they actually have a lovely nature and adore human company. James Hinks first standardised the breed type in the 1850s.

 

8. Beagle

The Beagle surely can’t be left off the list. Out of all the hounds the beagle is probably the most popular. Beagles were bred in the UK to hunt with men on foot.

 

9. Border Collie

Everyone knows the infamous Collie as a dog that is extremely good at herding sheep. Collies are one of the most intelligent dogs, they need a lot of stimulation and exercise. They were first bred in the English Scottish border for herding purposes.

 

10. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffies have a big reputation in the UK, which isn’t always positive. Despite their reputation they make fantastic family pets and are the fifth most popular dog breed in the UK.

 

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