New figures from the dog welfare charity showed half of the top 10 fastest breeds to gain popularity from 2018 to 2019 were native to Britain.
The Norwich terrier saw the biggest surge in popularity, increasing by 58% between 2018 and 2019, followed by the ancient Scottish breed, the Gordon Setter, which increased by 41%.
Overall, the Labrador is Britain’s most popular dog breed – a position previously held by the French bulldog, the charity said.
Of the top 10 breeds that decreased in popularity during the same period, eight originated from overseas.
They include the Siberian husky, which fell by 37%, and the Chihuahua – believed to originate from Mexico – which dropped by 26%.