This breed has been named Britain’s favourite dog

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They’re man’s best friends and the nation’s most popular pets, with one in four of us sharing our home with a dog.

With 217 recognised breeds, there’s a lot to choose from but it turns out Staffordshire Bull Terriers are Britain’s favourite dog.

ITV carried out a survey of 10,000 people to find out which dog breed is Britain’s favourite and Sara Cox and Ben Fogle revealed the results.

Here’s the full list of Britain’s top 100 dogs.

Britain’s top 100 dogs

1. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was named as Britain’s favourite dog.

They were originally bred in the 19th century as fighting dogs, but most owners say they are softer than that.

Unfortunately being the nation’s favourite dog hasn’t stopped them being the most likely breed to be found in rescue centres.

2. Cockapoo

The cocker spaniel and poodle cross is the most popular mixed breed in Britain and dates back to the 1960s.

It’s not hard to see why!

3. Labrador

Usually at the top, the Labrador has been knocked down a few places but it’s still the world’s most popular assistance dog.

If trained they can help with anything from guiding the blind to doing the washing.

4. Springer Spaniel

With one of the best senses of smell of all breeds of dog, the military use Springer Spaniels to sniff out explosives.

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5. Cocker Spaniel

Cockers love food which is pretty lucky if your name is Cooper, whose owner James Martin is a famous chef!

6. Boxer

Boxers are renowned for being very bouncy.

They’re also possibly one of the cutest of all the dog breeds when they’re puppies (sorry not sorry).

7. Border Collie

A herding dog and the brightest of all dog breeds, it can understand up to 1,000 words.

They also get bored really quickly, so don’t get one of these if you can’t dedicate a lot of time and energy to it – or it’ll develop anxiety and destructive behaviors.

8. German Shepherd

These dogs are most often used as police dogs.

9. Golden Retriever

These beauties were originally bred as gun dogs to retrieve water fowl.

They’re also commonly bred with Labradors.

10. Mixed breed

They don’t really count as a breed but they incorporate around 400,000 different varieties of mixed breeds – also known as mongrels and mutts.

11. Flat Coated Retriever

Another breed that are often used as assistance dogs.

12. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are delightful small versions of their full-sized cousins and they’re a better fit for smaller houses.

They’re pretty stubborn and give the BEST side-eyes if they don’t want to do something – just a super cute dog.

I’ll stop now.

13. Labradoodle

A Labrador and poodle mix.

Bred to be a low-shedding dog so they are ideal for people with allergies.

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They can grow to be quite big though.

14. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

This is one of Britain’s oldest terrier breeds and also one of the rarest dogs in the world.

15. Cavachon

Another mixed breed, the Cavachon is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise.

Also known as, a cute ball of fluff.

16. Welsh Terrier

Typical terrier, they like chasing animals – particularly badgers, foxes and otters.

17. Weimaraner

These noble-looking dogs are born with stripes for camouflage.

They can also grow pretty big!

18. Daschund

Also known as a sausage dog. Unsurprisingly Daschunds often have sausage related names including Sizzle and Weiner.

19. Doberman Pinscher

Developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in 1890.

20. Jack Russell

These little dogs were bred in England around 200 years ago to hunt foxes.

Like many terriers they can be quite yappy and possessive over their owner.

21. Cavapoo

22. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

23. Sprollie

24. Lakeland Terrier

25. Dalmation

26. Springador

27. Border Terrier

28. Welsh Pembroke Corgi

29. Great Dane

30. English Setter

31. Beagle

32. English Bull Terrier

33. Tibetan Terrier

34. Irish Water Spaniel

35. West Highland White Terrier

36. Shetland Sheepdog

37. Lurcher

38. Rottweiler

39. Whippet

40. Greyhound

41. Shih Tzu

42. French Bulldog

43. German Short Haired Pointer

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44. Schnauzer

45. Poodle

46. Manchester Terrier

47. Pug

48. Rhodesian Ridgeback

49. Old English Sheepdog

50. Hungarian Vizsla

51. Chihauhau

52. Bedlington Terrier

53. Welsh Cardigan Corgi

54. Yorkshire Terrier

55. Newfoundland

56. Olde English Bulldogge

57. Siberian Husky

58. Irish Terrier

59. British Bulldog

60. Basset Hound

61. Bloodhound

62. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

63. Lhasa Apso

64. Bichon Frise

65. Rough Collie

66. English Pointer

67. Bearded Collie

68. Sealyham Terrier

69. Pug/Beagle (Puggle)

70. Irish Setter

71. Alaskan Malamute

72. Parson Russell Terrier

73. Saluki

74. St Bernard

75. Norfolk Terrier

76. Bernese Mountain Dog

77. Scottish terrier

78. Japanese Akita

79. Maltese Terrier

80. Pomeranian

81. Airedale terrier

82. Gordon Setter

83. Welsh Springer Spaniel

84. Samoyed

85. Wire Fox Terrier

86. Bullmastiff

87. Cairn terrier

88. Chow Chow

89. Schipperke

90. Boston terrier

91. Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

92. Borzoi

93. Sussex Spaniel

94. Irish Wolfhound

95. Chinese Crested

96. Sproodle

97. Leonberger

98. Australian Shepherd

99. Afghan hound

100. Otterhound

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