The UK is undeniably a nation of dog lovers, with a whopping one in four of us now sharing our homes with a canine companion. There are currently 217 recognised breeds plus thousands of combinations of cross breed, but which is the nation’s favourite?
Britain’s Favourite Dogs will air on Tuesday 16th January 2018 on ITV1 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Presented by Sara Cox and Ben Fogle, ‘Britain’s Favourite Dogs‘ is one-off programme reveals the top 100 dog breeds in the Britain today, having surveyed 10,000 people on the type of dog they own to provide one of the most comprehensive surveys of dog ownership ever to be undertaken in the UK.
Tall or tiny, sleek or shaggy, behind every dashing dog is a doting owner and amongst their number one fans are some familiar faces too. During the course of the two-and-a-half-hour programme we run down the chart from 100 to 1 and meet some famous faces in the process. Geri Haliwell, Simon Gregson, Gok Wan, James Martin, Gabby Logan, Louis Smith, Michael Ball, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby all introduce us to their beloved canine friends and even Prince Harry will be making an appearance during the countdown, as we share stories of the nation’s most extraordinary, talented and heroic hounds.
The programme will feature fascinating facts about the heritage, key characteristics and personality traits of every breed in the chart, illustrated by beautifully captured slow motion images of each and every dog. It’s an epic dog-athon of a show celebrating the love between dog owners and their best friends.