Snow's here Dad Henry Wag 1stLast week saw the formal announcement of the winners of Henry Wag’s latest photo competition and ITV’s Britain’s favourite dogs.

Running through December was Henry Wag’s Facebook photo competition on the theme of Having Fun with Your Dog in the Autumn/Winter with prizes from Henry Wag’s range of microfibre towels.

We were bowled over by the quality and variety of entries. After some early jostling for position as voters picked their favourites, 3 clear winners, shown here, emerged from the pack. To make entry easy we only asked for contact details so that we could contact to arrange delivery afterwards. We were very surprised therefore to discover that all 3 winners came from the North West of England.

Woooah here comes the snow Henry Wag 2ndThe winners were:

  1. Jonathan from Nelson (above), entitled Snow’s Here Dad winning a large microfibre towel
  2. Luan from Burnley.(alongside)  Wooah Here Come’s the Snow winning a small microfibre towel
  3. Veronica from Hyde (below) I Can Flyyyyy winning a microfibre cleaning glove.

We will be running more competitions through our Facebook page in 2018 so don’t forget to like us to stay informed.

Britain’s Favourite Dogs

At Henry Wag, we are always researching pet needs and collecting the latest research. So we looked forward to the results of the ITV survey broadcast across prime-time viewing. It was great viewing last year when it was only a top 10.The results did provide some controversy.

I can flyyyyyy Henry Wag 3rdThe top ten Britain’s favourite dogs are:

  1. Labrador
  2. Mixed breeds
  3. Jack Russell
  4. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  5. Border Collie
  6. Cocker Spaniel
  7. Cockapoo
  8. German Shepherd
  9. Springer Spaniel
  10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Perhaps not unexpected that the faithful Labrador tops the poll with some 0.5M in the country. But there is nowhere in the top 10 for the French Bulldog. The registration of these is predicted by the Kennel Club to overtake Labrador registrations by the end of this year. This is explicable as this is a poll of 10,000 people as to what are their favourite dogs, not what dog do they own.

Less explainable is number 2 mixed breeds. Especially as number 7, Cockapoo is surely a mixed breed and there are others in the 100? There are some 217 recognised breeds so the second place shows that most people are probably still lumping the UK’s 400,000 mixed breed dogs together.

To Henry Wag, it doesn’t matter what dog you have or which is your favourite as long as you both have fun together.