When the lockdown blues set in, people were even more motivated than usual to hang out with a furry friend.
And pet popularity shows no signs of slowing down as the Kennel Club reports an almost eight percent increase in dog ownership over the course of 2020.
There are so many to choose from and every dog has its own unique personality no matter the breed.
However, different breeds have traits associated with them and so this can be a good starting point to ensure that you are getting a dog that will suit you and that you can offer a good lifestyle and home to.
Here are the most popular breeds in Sheffield, according to Borrow My Doggy.
Labradors took the top spot. The intelligent and easy-to-train labradors are particularly popular with families. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Another popular cocker spaniel because it is easy to train. Also gentle and relaxed, but happy to be active, so a good hiking partner. (Photo by Sarah Stier / Getty Images) (Photo by Sarah Stier / Getty Images)
Photo: Sarah Stier
As a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, these popular dogs inherit the easy-going temperament typical of both parent breeds. They are easy to train but require a lot of maintenance. (Photo: Getty)
Border Collies, the most intelligent breed of dog in the world, can make an incomparable companion. They take up a lot of space and activity to keep them happy and busy and so are only for those who can provide it. (Photo by Desiree Navarro / Getty Images)
Photo: Desiree Navarro