There’s no denying that in the UK we are keen lovers of dogs, and its emerged that here in North Wales Labradors are the most popular breed. The lovable four-legged friends beat off stiff competition from Spaniels and Golden Retrievers to be crowned as number one for pet pooches, recent figures by the Kennel Club have revealed. If you needed any more convincing of the Labrador’s popular status, the number of this particular pedigree dog registered in North Wales in the last 9 years between 2005 and 2014 show that 20.6% were Labrador Retrievers. The Labrador’s strongest competition came from the English Springer Spaniel with 8.94% of pooches registered over the same time period, and the smaller breed, the Cocker Spaniel making up 7.28%. The final two breeds to make the top five were Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (4.74%), with the Golden Retriever followed very close behind in fifth, on 4.62%. The figures come from the Kennel Club who are the charity responsible for acting as a governing body for canine activities in the UK. What’s more is that the stats have also highlighted how the French Bulldog popularity has sky-rocketed in the last 10 years, seeing almost six times as many being registered with the Kennel Club between 2010 and 2014 in comparison to the five years prior to that. The presence of dogs on social media site Instagram has also meant increases in popularity for some breeds. There’s also been a surge in appeal for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, which according to the Kennel Club is a “vulnerable native breed”. This particular breed’s popularity has raised by a whopping 100% in the first half of 2015, when compared to the same period last year. If you’re looking for a dog friendly caravan, North Wales, so that you can enjoy a break with a man’s best friend by your side, then why not take a look at our Holiday Homes today?