Do you own one of the poshest dog breeds in the UK? Top 10 posh pooches revealed

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Several celebrity dog owners who are deemed upper-class are thought to have had a major influence which breeds are considered ‘posh’. Examples include TV presenter Ben Fogle’s black Labrador Inca, and, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s new puppy Nova — a fox-red Labrador. Unsurpisingly, Corgis are also a popular choice among the rich and famous thanks to them being a firm favourite with the Queen.

Dogs who have also appeared on successful television series have impacted the nation’s thoughts on posh pups such as Downton Abbey’s Labrador Isis and horticulturist Monty Don’s late Golden Retriever Nigel.

Don’t forget about the smaller four-legged friends, Jack Russells, pugs and rescue dogs who have also pulled at people’s heartstrings. Boris and Carrie Johnson’s crossbreed Dilyn features on numerous official photographs and moments shared on social media.

French Bulldogs have also become a firm favourite among city-dwellers thanks to their petite size.

Cockapoos are one of the most in-demand dogs according to London pet shops due to their easy temperaments and lack of shedding.

Also rivalling fellow canines among the affluent and well-to-do are Dachshunds – ideal for those who enjoy long country walks or mini weekend getaways.

But taking the crown as the poshest dog is the Labrador, not only is this breed often ranked top for happiness but also for friendliness – a favourite choice among families.

Annika Purdey, a contributor for Tatler, said: “They have good manners. You can have them in the drawing room when people come for drinks or in the dining room over supper.

“They’re brilliant with children.”

So which dogs made the it into the top ten? Here is the list:

1. BLACK, YELLOW OR CHOCOLATE LABRADORS

2. RESCUE DOGS

3. WHIPPETS

4. COCKER SPANIELS

5. MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS

6. PUGS

7. GREAT DANES

8. CORGIS

9. JACK RUSSELLS

10. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS

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