As America votes the Labrador it's favourite dog for the 25th year running, Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, is championing the joys of the humble crossbreed.
With just 7% of the dogs rehomed by Dogs Trust in 2015 Labrador types and nearly 20% of the dogs defined as a crossbreed of some form, we can safely say crossbreeds are our most popular dog and we will always have a plethora of adorable crossbreed dogs of all shapes and sizes awaiting loving new homes at our 20 rehoming centres across the UK.
It is extremely important to do your research and choose a dog that best suits your lifestyle before making the commitment to bring a four-legged friend into your home but chances are, there is a crossbreed out there who will bring just as much joy to your lives as any pedigree. In fact, bringing a rescue dog into your home is hugely rewarding as you’re offering a dog a second chance at happiness.
The world’s best dog can’t be defined by a breed; it is any dog that, when you come home tired and flop onto the couch, will walk backwards and forwards under you so that your overhanging hand can stroke it without you even moving a muscle.