Great British Dog Survey 2017

03 Nov 2017

The Results are in!

Do you own the nation’s most popular dog?

The Great British Dog Survey got tails wagging again this year. Thousands of dog lovers across the UK shared just what their four-legged friends mean to them - from their cheekiest habits to their preferred treats, we’ve found out just what keeps our nation’s dogs happy…and the results are now in!

We’ve chosen some of our favourite facts to share, but you can view the full results here.

What’s the UK’s most popular dog breed?

According to our survey, Labrador retrievers are the most popular breed again this year, with cockapoo’s rising to the top of the most popular cross breeds.

What are the nation’s favourite dog names?

There’s been a bit of change in our top 20 male and female dog names from last year. Molly and Jack have moved down the table, there are a couple of brand new entries and Dexter has moved up a whopping nine places! Has your dog’s name made it into the top 20?

What toy gets our dogs tails wagging the most?

We asked what toy your four-legged friend likes to play with most, and found that most pooches prefer a soft cuddly toy. In fact, over 35% of our nation’s dogs like to cosy up with their own furry friend, which is a change at the top from the good old fashioned ball last year! What toy does your dog prefer to play with?


Great British Dog Survey

The full results

View the full results of the survey.

Or an accessible word document or PDF document of the results.