British breeds making a comeback in the UK include whippets, English bulldogs, and corgis

The British were crazy about designer dogs last year because of the lockdown, with Cockapoos becoming one of the most sought after breeds with the price of a puppy tripling as breeders tried to make money when asked.

But it seems that when the British were looking for a four-legged friend, given the cost of popular puppy breeds soaring in the wake of the pandemic, they turned to less “trending” options.

Now, the Kennel Club’s list of the UK’s most popular dog breeds has revealed that previously unpopular breeds like whippets and English bulldogs are more in demand than ever.

Preferred by the Queen, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi saw demand rise nearly 200 percent and made it into the top 20 most popular breeds in London for the first time.

And while the celebrity-loved French Bulldog is still the most popular breed in many parts of the country, more and more Britons are opting for British dogs like Bedlington and Parson Russell Terriers.

And while the French Bulldog, which had a whopping £ 3,100 price tag in late 2020, topped several parts of the country – the loyal Labrador was voted number one in the UK.

A total of 19 breeds previously listed as Endangered or Endangered have gained popularity during the pandemic, including the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Welsh Terrier.

Another pooch that is enjoying renewed popularity is the Whippet, affectionate dogs that are great for smaller spaces and have made it onto the list of the ten most popular breeds in London.

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Hundreds of puppies bought during the pandemic are being resold or given to rescue centers.

Sellers flooded pet websites with ads for dogs between the ages of six and twelve months in early January.

Many owners admitted that they either don’t have the time or money to look after them.

The price of puppies rose to more than £ 3,000 for some breeds in the past year as many people work from home or have been on leave.

Dozens of ads have now appeared on sites like Pets4you and Preloved as owners hope to recoup their costs.

More than 1,800 people have called the Dogs Trust in the past three months to drop off dogs under one year old.

The charity received 114 calls on December 27 and 28 alone, including for 19 puppies under nine months old.

The RSPCA said it was “really concerned” that so many dogs are being resold and is preparing for more animals to be released.

The French bulldog once again took first place in London, but the taste varied depending on the location – with trendy East London preferring the miniature straight-haired dachshund

Areas in north London, including Islington and Kings Cross, had the highest entry of the Whippet and were the only area in London to select the English Springer Spaniel.

Wealthy West Londoners like Kensington and Notting Hill were fans of the miniature long-haired dachshund, which only competed with the expensive Pomeranian.

North West London, including Hampstead and Brent Cross, is the only area in London that has the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, while the Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever were the two most popular options.

South-east London areas such as Lewisham and Woolwich also preferred Whippet and Pomeranian, while contrary to the trend, south-west London areas Wandsworth and Tooting chose the Border Terrier as favorites.

Kennel Club spokesman Bill Lambert believes the reason for this increase is because owners are “throwing their net out” when it comes to the type of dog they’re looking for.

“We’re so fortunate to have such a wide variety of breeds in this country, and we’re excited to see some of our previously overlooked canine companions enjoying a surge in popularity in the capital, especially some of our historic native breeds,” he said.

“The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a real success story – it went from the brink of disappearing in the capital to one of Londoners’ favorite dogs and some other breeds rarely seen on the streets of London did well during the lockdown .

“We hope this is a sign that Londoners are starting to cast their nets wider as they consider their breed of dog, although the French Bulldog is still a favorite in the nation’s capital.

“This is a breed that can suffer from some serious health problems and, despite its popularity, is not for everyone.

“There are many other British and Irish races in danger of disappearing from the streets of our capital city right now, so we encourage people to spend time researching the wide range of breeds – and they can at our upcoming Discover Dogs event 150 breeds meet under one roof. ” in London – to make sure they find something that’s right for you and your lifestyle. ‘

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The most popular breeds in each area of ​​the UK:
EAST NORTH WEST NORTHWEST SOUTH-EAST SOUTHWEST LONDON OVERALL
1 French bulldog French bulldog French bulldog French bulldog French bulldog French bulldog French bulldog
2 Miniature straight-haired dachshund Labrador Labrador Cocker spaniel Labrador Labrador Retriever Labrador
3 Labrador Cocker spaniel Cocker spaniel Labrador Cocker spaniel Cocker spaniel Cocker spaniel
4th Bulldog Miniature straight-haired dachshund Miniature straight-haired dachshund Golden retriever Miniature straight-haired dachshund Miniature straight-haired dachshund Miniature straight-haired dachshund
5 Cocker spaniel Whippet Pomerania pug Bulldog Golden retriever Golden retriever
6th Whippet Golden retriever Golden retriever Miniature straight-haired dachshund Whippet Miniature Schnauzer Bulldog
7th Pomerania Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer Whippet pug Pomerania Whippet
8th Miniature Schnauzer Bulldog Bulldog Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer Bulldog Miniature Schnauzer
9 Golden retriever pug Whippet Pomerania Golden retriever Border terrier Pomerania
10 pug English springer spaniel Miniature long-haired dachshund Staffordshire bull terrier Pomerania Miniature long-haired dachshund pug

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