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Published On: Mon, Feb 4th, 2019

Britain’s Top 100 Dogs 2019: Most Popular Breeds As The UK Votes

UNITED KINGDOM – Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been named the country’s favorite dog breed in a result that left viewers delighted and outraged.

Staffies saw off competition from popular breeds such as the Labrador and the Springer Spaniel to claim the top spot in a nation of dog lovers.

A mammoth two-and-a-half hour rundown last night saw the country’s 217 recognized dog breeds whittled down to a top 100.

Based on a poll of 10,000 people for ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Dogs show, popular breeds such as the German Shepherd and Cocker Spaniel managed to nab spots in the top 10.

However, a shock was on the cards when last year’s winning breed, the Labrador, came in at third, behind the Cockapoo, a mix of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.

‘Top 100 dogs will hopefully go a long way to dispel the myth that they’re an aggressive breed. Lola loves all people but people often back off when they see her, don’t brandish all staffies with the same brush.’

Hosts Ben Fogle and Sara Cox then announced the often-maligned breed of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as the winner, causing jubilation online from many.

But some viewers were left disappointed by the result, describing staffies as ‘aggressive’ and ‘dangerous’.

User @mjk1m said: ‘Staffies are dangerous dogs. Who is even questioning this? Potentially dangerous to people and certainly to other animals, cats and dogs included.’

However many staffie fans fired back, stating that had a bad reputation due to poor owners who forced it to be aggressive, exploiting its high trainability.


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