Here are the top 10 dog breeds in the UK, according to Rover (2021).

  • Mixed Breeds
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Cockapoo
  • French Bulldog
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dachshund
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Border Collie
  • Chihuahua
Mixed breed dog

Mixed Breeds

As you can see, mixed breeds took the top spot! There are so many different mixes out there, all unique and beautiful! They can be great pets and tend to have fewer health issues compared to pure breeds because of their genetic diversity. This is Flossy the Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog x Poodle!)


Labrador Retriever

Labradors can be both friendly, family pets as well as strong, hard-working dogs. Some labs work as assistance dogs, competitors in dog shows, and search and rescue dogs, to name a few. They are easy-going and love attention and exercise!



The Cockapoo is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. They are very friendly and considered good family dogs as they are good with children! They love attention and thrive off socialisation and training.

French bulldogs

French Bulldog

Frenchies are usually very laid back and adapt easily to situations. They are also considered good family pets and are good with children of all ages. They are often gentle and love to show affection.

Cocker spaniel puppy

Cocker Spaniel

These dogs generally fit in very well with family life as they are so friendly and sociable. However, they are energetic and need plenty of patience and training, which they will love as they love spending time with people!



Also known as the sausage dog, dachshunds are very loyal and make good watchdogs. This means they also love to dig and bark, making them very playful! They can be described as strong-willed and know what they want!


Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Despite their muscular appearance, Staffies are very gentle, affectionate dogs and form strong bonds with their owners/family! They are so playful and gentle with children that they are also known in the UK as "the nanny dog!"  They also love to chew things and have a lot of energy!

Jack Russell

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russells are adventurous and loving. They are most suited to households with older children and need plenty of exercise and training. They are very charming and will reward your time and patience with devotion!

Border collie

Border Collie

Collies are very intelligent and alert dogs, who enjoy lots of exercise. They are gentle and affectionate and make great family pets. They are considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world!



These little dogs can be sassy and energetic and are protective over their family! They are loyal and friendly and don't require as much exercise as larger dogs. They enjoy spending time with people and thrive in both single-person households and families.

Although these breeds are the nation's current favourites, all breeds of dog are beautiful and all are welcome here at Joanne Photography! 

Which other breeds do you think should be on the list?

We recognise that all dogs are unique and loved tremendously by their families, so why not contact us so we can create some lasting images of your furry friend(s)?!