German Shepherds currently rank in the top 10 in the race to find the UK’s favourite dog breed – but with weeks still to go until the competition ends they need your vote to stay in the running.
Competition for the top spot has been fierce with more than 2,000 votes cast from across the country so far.
The Manchester Evening News is backing German Shepherds as the nation’s most cherished breed – currently in seventh place – but you can vote for whichever dog you like the most at our sister site Team Dogs.
Don’t worry if you’ve already taken part – from today you will be able to register a second vote.
Every Friday morning, the 10 least popular breeds are dropped from the competition so make sure you don’t miss your chance to keep your favourite in the running.
Those eliminated on Friday were Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Welsh Springers, Havanese, Poochon, Irish Setter, Maltipom, St Bernard, Irish Wolfhound, Pekingese and Afghan Hounds.
A further 10 are now in the ‘dog house’ section of the leaderboard and risk being relegated later this week.
German Shepherds are incredibly loyal dogs with a lot of love to give. The breed is known for its high intelligence and multitude of talents. And despite their fearsome reputation, they have a goofy and loving personality.
The pointy-eared dogs are totally devoted to their family and will put their life on the line for you. It’s no surprise then that these dogs are police dogs, military dogs, and support dogs. The breed is also popular in a lot of films, including Sam from I Am Legend, starring Will Smith.
With their shaggy coats, bright brown eyes, and long legs, we couldn’t help but choose the handsome breed for the win.
Our readers had a lot to say in support of the loveable German breed. Steve Hodgson, wrote on facebook: “German Shepherd all the way. Wonderful, intelligent dogs.”
Deborah Starman Ankers added: “German Shepherd has to take the top spot. The best dogs ever.”
Make sure to support your favourite breed to keep them in the running. You can see the leaderboard and cast your vote here.