Dalmatians named top dog by children, survey reveals
Dalmatians have been crowned top dog in a new national children’s survey in which children named their favourite pooch.
The Puppy In My Pocket® toy brand went on the hunt to discover which dog breed kiddies across the UK liked most, and the results might just surprise you! Contrary to the popular belief that children find beautifully “ugly” dogs such as Pugs and French Bulldogs most appealing, traditionally favourite hounds won out, with Dalmatians the overall winner.
The national survey* was held in celebration of popular girls toy brand Puppy In My Pocket which made a return earlier this year. It asked girls and boys for their favourite breed at the National Pet Show in London and via children’s press. Options ranged from the Dachshund and Tibetan Terrier to the Lhasa Apso and curly-furred Poodle. Respondents could also vote for their own top canine breed if their favourite was not listed.
The results from close to 1,000 young participants revealed the Dalmatian to be the clear favourite after securing just over one in five (21%) votes. The results also revealed:
• The Cocker Spaniel (14%) came in second.
• The Labrador made it into a close third (13%).
• Fourth favourite was the Jack Russell (6%).
• The Poodle (4%) also made it into the top five.
• In a very surprising move, children were least likely to vote for “ugly” dogs, with Pugs (3%) and Bulldogs (3%) among breeds that registered low as kid’s favourites.
We think these results are very surprising – what is your child’s favourite dog breed? It’s the Pug here in our office with our own resident pet pug, Doug!