Labradors have come out as the ‘top dog’ in a survey run by Dogs for Good.
To mark its 30th anniversary, the Banbury charity conducted a health survey, asking people how dogs contributed to their health and wellbeing.
Of the 66 breeds recorded in the survey, 22 per cent of respondents cited Labradors as their favourite breed. The top five names cited were Millie (or Milly), Rosie, Milo, Bella and Pippa.
The survey also asked respondents what they considered to be the most important benefit of owning their dog and 59 per cent said overall happiness.
One respondent said: “My dog makes me laugh and laugh. She is a constant reminder that for all the sadness in the world, life really is wonderful and precious.”
One-fifth said getting them out and about was a major benefit of having a dog. For more on 30 years of Dogs for Good, visit www.dogsforgood.org.