Happy National Dog Day!

It’s National Dog Day and we couldn’t be more thrilled here at Tailster HQ! We thought we’d delve a little deeper into the pooch world and, with some help from our friends at Frontline, find out the facts about our dog obsession in the UK.


A survey of thousands of dog owners found, unsurprisingly, men prefer bigger dogs whereas women prefer petite pooches. Surprisingly, however, dog may not be man’s best friend – only 54% of men said they look for friendship in dogs compared to a whopping 65% of women! That age old saying may have to be changed!


The top traits we look for in dogs are loyalty, cuteness, cleanliness and discipline, and over 50% of dog owners say they prefer a quiet pooch.

And as for the top 10 breeds in the UK, well, can you guess the results? See if you’re right below!





10: West Highland White Terrier

9: Bulldog

8: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

7: Golden Retriever

6: Cocker Spaniel

5: Boxer

4: Yorkshire Terrier

3: Border Collie

2: German Shepherd

1: Labrador Retreiver


Were you right? What’s your favourite breed? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @tailstercom!

A note about what we do at Tailster.

Tailster.com is the online website that helps dog owners find trusted, local and insured dog boarders, sitters and walkers at times like going away on holiday, ad-hoc emergencies or for regular walks. If you need a sitter, click here and let us know what you need and we will find the right dog boarder or sitter for you quickly.

You can also apply to become a dog walker or dog boarder in order to help our dog owners looking for dog boarding and walking services.

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