They may be your best friend but is your dog’s breed as well loved by others in Liverpool and the North West?
Data provided by the Kennel Club, which manages the Petlog microchipping database, has revealed which dog breeds are the most popular in each part of the UK.
Certain breeds, including English springer spaniels and golden retrievers, dominate the rankings in every region.
Some, such as whippets, however are less universally well loved, only making it into the top 10 in a few regions.
The data is based on puppy registrations in 2020, and is the Kennel Club’s most up to date record.
Read on to find out the top 10 breeds in the North West.
French bulldogs were the most popular breed in 2020. Demand for this small breed reportedly soared during the pandemic.
2. Labrador retriever
Labrador retrievers were second most popular. Even-tempered and gentle, labradors have a reputation as a great option for families.
3. Cocker spaniel
Cocker spaniels were the third most popular breed. They are described by the charity People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) as "lively dogs who love to play" whose tails are always wagging.
As quintessentially English as they come, Bulldogs bagged the fourth spot in the North West.