This creature may look like it was cooked up by a mad scientist but it’s actually the nation’s favourite dog.
With the ears of a Cocker Spaniel, the face and body of a Golden Retriever, and the legs of a Greyhound, what is not to like?
Don’t head for the hills just yet, this fella is just an artistic impression of our favourite dog features all rolled into one.
A survey of dog lovers found no designer dog breeds in the top spots for cuteness.
Most of them still believe the humble Golden Retriever has the best fur, face and body.
Unsurprisingly, the Cocker Spaniel’s floppy ears were the most desired, but perhaps the biggest shock was in the leg category.
The Greyhound’s spindly and lightning fast legs beat all other breeds, contributing to quite a bizarre package when you combine all these features together.
Despite celebrities and social media driving up sales of ‘fashionable’ breeds, the survey recorded few votes for Pugs and French Bulldogs.
The research also found that half of Brits have a favourite breed but only a third of people own their preferred dog.
A quarter of people don’t own their favourite breed as it does not suit their lifestyle.
And one in six Brits have discovered their favourite breed is too expensive.
Ryan O’Meara, co-founder of dogsblog.com, said: ‘Over the years, our dog adoption website has noticed a distinct increase in dog lovers actively choosing to adopt cross-breed dogs.
‘There has been a noticeable rise in people searching to adopt a Golden Retriever cross-breed, for their health and longevity.
‘People are rightly searching for breeds with personalities and traits that will suit their lifestyle and we hope they continue to do so.’
Prit Powar, Head of Pet Insurance at Direct Line, said: ‘As a nation of dog lovers, it’s no surprise that most of us have a favourite dog breed.
‘This is why we felt it interesting to combine the most popular features from different dog breeds to find the UK’s perfect crossbreed.
‘It’s refreshing to see that traditional dogs like the Golden Retriever are still appreciated by Brits, as social media trends2 would have us believe otherwise.’