How do UK dog beds compare to those around the world?
All over the world, people love their pets. And thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to see dog bed photos and videos from across the globe
But can a collection of adorable photos tell us which dog breeds are most popular in other countries? Well, Kloof (the social network for pets), thinks it can. Using data collected from posts, including information about users’ locations, they’ve put together a handy visualisation to show us which are the most popular dog breeds across a number of territories.
Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting finds below, and which beds suit the most popular breeds.
The UK – Labrador
Here in the UK, we’re a nation of dog lovers. And it turns out that the Labrador is our favourite. They’re a really intelligent breed, which makes them nice and easy to train. If you’ve got one of your own, you’ll know that they tend to be lively and energetic, and that means plenty of personality. They’re excellent with children, too.
Ideal dog bed: Although Labradors tend to be relatively low maintenance (for example, they don’t moult as much as some other breeds, and they don’t need clipping or trimming as standard), they need to take care of their hips throughout their life. They can develop joint problems such as hip dysplasia or arthritis as they get older, so they’ll require an orthopaedic mattress to keep them comfortable and supported when then sit and lie down.
Republic of Ireland – Jack Russell
Just over the water in Ireland, it turns out that the Jack Russell is the most popular breed. They may be small, but they have bags of energy (especially when they’re puppies). Because they never stop running around (apart from when they’re getting belly rubs and treats), this breed is best suited to active owners.
Ideal dog bed: When it comes to the perfect place for a Jack Russell to lay down, they prefer something cosy and high-edged. It’s important to keep them off the ground and sheltered from drafts.
France – Poodle
Mais oui, the French seem to love their poodles! From miniature to full-size, this breed comes in lots of different types and sizes. They’re one of the most intelligent types of canine around, making them really easy to train. They also have a tendency to get on well with other cats and dogs.
Ideal dog bed: Did you know that poodles tend to drop more hair? With this in mind, when looking for their perfect dog bed you should keep an eye out for fabric that’s quick and simple to vacuum.
Argentina – English Bulldog
English bulldogs (or British Bulldogs) are one of the most popular breeds in the world, and they’re proving a real favourite over in Argentina. Who can resist those adorable ‘Winston Churchill’ wrinkled faces? As for their temperament, they can be friendly with strangers (if not a little reserved) and they generally have a sweet nature.
Ideal dog bed: English Bulldogs are a particularly muscly breed, so they really enjoy the comfort of an orthopaedic mattress. It provides a healthy dose of support for their hips and joints. You may also find that your English bulldog drools, in which case it’s worth looking out for something waterproof for quick and simple upkeep.
A few other interesting facts…
- Small dogs are 61% more likely to be seen wearing costumes than large dogs.
- Piuppies receive 1.7 times more likes than adult dog photos.
Here’s the perfect dog bed for your pooch…
Browse our range of designer dog beds with a bold, modern design and you’re sure to find a solution for your pet. Hardwearing, beautiful and definitely Instagram-friendly, how could you possibly resist?
By Raised By Humans