With their clever and affectionate traits, it’s no wonder Mirror favourite – the black lab – is so high in the leaderboard
Black Labradors currently rank in the top five in the race to find the UK’s favourite dog breed – but with weeks still to go until the competition 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 Mirror is backing Black Labs as the nation’s most cherished breed – currently in second 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.
Black labs are energetic and loving, and overall, the perfect family dog, Wales News reports.
Recently stats revealed black dogs are far less likely to be adopted because of their colour and that they are apparently hard to photograph.
So we’re here to show the dark-haired beauties some love. With their silky soft ears, bright eyes, and button snout they deserve your votes.
Our readers had a lot to say in support of Black Labs.
Join our brand new website TeamDogs now.
Maybe when you get there, make sharing a picture of your dog in our Top Dogs feed your very brilliant first job.
Jenny Convery wrote on Facebook: “Black Labradors are the best. So intelligent and protective.”
Leslie Carter added: “All Labradors are the best dogs.”
Make sure to support your favourite breed to keep them in the running. You can see the leaderboard and cast your vote here.