Dog Breeds

10 Best of British dog breeds

Written by Bronwyn Hall

Of course, I am a fan of dog breeds across the world. However, I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a soft spot for those breeds with origins right here in the UK.

So here are 10 best of British dog breeds that I just can’t resist!

1. The British Bulldog

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It’s no shock that the British Bulldog comes in at number one! A natural couch potato who is friendly and loyal.

2. The English Springer Spaniel



The gorgeous English Springer is an all round sweetheart! Active, intelligent and affectionate, he will compliment almost any family.

3. The Yorkshire Terrier

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At an average height of 16cm, the Yorkie is full of surprises! A bold, brave and confident personality in a cute package!

4. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier



The lovely Staffie often gets a bad reputation. However, when properly trained, they are loving, loyal and smart.

5. The Border Collie

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The intelligent Border Collie – often referred to as a sheepdog – is a wonderful breed. Beauty and brains; they are alert and active!

6. The English Setter



The proud looking Setter is a joy to behold! However, their strong will and mischievous personality means that they are best suited to experienced owners.

7. The Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi

The favourite of the Queen – you can’t get more British than that! This bold little fella is outgoing and friendly which makes him an absolute treat to be around.

8. The English Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier’s looks usually evoke feelings akin to Marmite – you either love them or hate them! Personally, I can’t get enough of their adorable egg-shaped heads. Couple that with their sweet and keen personalities and you have a winner!

9. The Scottish Terrier


The Scottish Terrier is a proud looking chap who is independent and feisty. Their star is set to rise since the Scottish Terrier, Knoppa, won Best in Show at Crufts!

10. The West Highland Terrier

The Westie is another classic British breed spotted by their distinctive white coat. Hypoallergenic and around 40cm in height, they are friendly and independent.

About the author

Bronwyn Hall

Somebody once called me a fairy dogmother but most people call me a crazy dog lady.