Following a new UK pet industry report on the lockdown by Pets4Homes, petGuard.co.uk has announced a list of the most popular dog breeds in Britain during the pandemic. The report compares the June 2021 rankings versus a year ago based on demand by dog breed by measuring the number of buyers looking for that breed versus the availability of dogs and puppies.
And as working life picks up after the lockdown, www.petGuard.co.uk has also produced a guide to help people make the right dog breed choice for them by noting characteristics like usability, needs for grooming and intelligence. The guide examines the characteristics of the 20 most popular dog breeds of 2021 based on data from Pets4Homes. Here is the second part of the guide with numbers 12 to 20.
Border Collies are at number 12 on the list. They are still the working dog chosen by farmers to collect sheep in the UK. Life expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 5/5; Grooming intensity 3/5; Intelligence 5/5
A Maltipoo is a cross between Maltese and Poodle and at number 13. They are extremely affectionate and fun to be around, making them a perfect addition to any family. Life expectancy 10-13 years; Friendliness 5/5; Energy level 3/5; Grooming intensity 2/5; Intelligence 4/5
Rottweilers are number 14 on the list. Life expectancy 9-10 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 4/5; Grooming intensity 0/5; Intelligence 5/5
Cockers are at number 15. They tend to be friendly, adaptable, and easy to train. Life expectancy 12-15 years; Friendliness 4/5; Energy level 4/5; Grooming intensity 4/5; Intelligence 4/5