What is Wakefield’s most popular dog breed?

Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The UK is a nation of dog lovers and Wakefield is no different.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been named the city’s favourite dog.

Research by the BBC has found that in the past decade 3,800 Staffordshire Bull Terriers were registered in Wakefield, by companies Animalcare and Petlog.

Labrador Retrievers were in second place with 3,500 registrations, while Jack Russell Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and German Shepherds made up the top five pack with 2,900, 2,100 and 1,800 registrations respectively.

Across the UK, Labrador Retrievers were named the most popular dog breed.

The BBC’s research included five million dogs but excluded crossbreeds.

An estimated 25 per cent of British households owns a dog.