And here is the (belated) part 2 of the most popular dogs in the UK list. Some of these will come as no surprise, whilst others might not be so obvious.
There are an English and American variant. The breed dates back to the 14th century.
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A golden retriever’s main purpose was to retrieve ducks during a hunt. They are now some of the most popular pets in the world.
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King Charles Spaniel
A royal favourite as well. British and Russian royalty have often owned members of this small dog breed.
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West Highland White Terrier
A Scottish breed, as the name implies. Various ancient Scottish clans have bred the West Highland White Terrier.
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Often associated with aggression, yet most Bulldogs are kind dogs. Well known for their distinctive appearance.
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A survey of UK-based dog lovers has revealed the most popular dog breeds in the UK. The following dogs were found to be amongst the most popular :
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The next 5 on the list will follow shortly. What is interesting to note is that 80% of the most popular dogs are actually British dogs. It seems that the Brits do favour their own dog breeds above others. Almost half of the people participating in the survey preferred quiet dogs. Loyalty and cuteness were major factors in deciding what kind of dog to take into their home. Men seem to have a preference for larger dogs, women for smaller dogs. A majority of dog owners want to become good friends with their dogs, which is good to hear!
Several hundred years ago this cute little dog was bred to hunt foxes. They are smart, charming, and great to have around. But they do demand quite a bit of attention from their owners!
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Because of their intelligence and natural desire to hunt, the Jack Russell Terrier requires an active lifestyle. They would certainly thrive in the country, or in houses close to parks and green areas in which they can run around and satisfy their curiosity. Training the Jack Russell Terrier isn’t an easy job. Potential owners must realise that it will take time and effort to get these great little dogs to behave properly. If you haven’t got the time, or have no desire to spend time on training your new dog, then perhaps you should look for a different breed.
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Once the Russell Terrier is trained, however, you will find that you now have a wonderful companion. Their intelligence will amaze you at times, and their loyalty towards those who treat them well will make you feel proud of your pet.
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Great dogs for those people with active lifestyles willing to spend plenty of time with their canine friends!
If you’re looking for a cat that hasn’t lost its wild looks, then perhaps you should
take a look at the Bengal cat. They still look like badasses. And unlike many other cat breeds, the Bengal doesn’t mind taking a swim if it feels like it. In general, the Bengal cat is an energetic creature with a healthy dose of curiosity.
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You can see how related the Bengal cat is to its ancestor, the Asian leopard cat. Some people describe the Bengal as a miniature leopard, and they have a point.
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The Bengal is actually a hybrid of a domestic cat and a leopard cat. It took quite a few generations before the Bengal cat was properly domesticated. At that point it has lost a large part of its wild temperament, and made it suitable as a pet.
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