A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – Kennel Club figures show dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.
Some dogs are always hungry and are experts at making their humans feel guilty when they are tucking into a meal – whining, looking mournful and pawing at their owner until they give in and drop a scrap into their awaiting mouth.
It can be particularly annoying for guests, who may take a dim view of a hungry dog intently watching every bite they take.
Training a dog to go to lie down in a particular spot during meal times and never feeding your pooch at the table, are two tactics to tackle this behaviour, particularly if you have opted for one of the breeds that have a propensity to mooch.
Here are the 10 dogs most likely to beg at the table, according to the American Kennel Club.