10,000 people across the nation were polled, and they chose Labrador as their favourite breed! Yup, passing the Jack Russell and the Border Collie, the Labrador has officially succeeded the role as the Nation's Favourite dog. The results were broadcast on ITV's Britain's Favourite Dogs and after two and a half hours of adorable dog's and a few familiar faces including Prince Harry.
Former soldier John Flint, who uses a wheelchair after a sustaining a spinal injury during army training, is assisted by his Labrador Jester. The pair met Harry at the Invictus games last year.
Host Ben Fogle – himself a Labrador owner – finally announced the winning breed, saying: ‘They are kind, loyal and loving, can you blame the nation?’
His co-presenter Sara Cox added: ‘People love a lab, that’s why they’re seen in every street, and every park. They seem to understand humans like no other breed. ‘Every dog is a winner but the Labrador is top dog.’
We told the news to our very own adorable labrador, Cinder, and she seemed very happy to hear the news! (or maybe it was just the treat behind the camera....)