The number of dogs bought in lockdown has shot up as people look for new companions.
Dog ownership soared by nearly eight per cent last year according to the Kennel Club, as lockdown meant people felt more able to open their home up to a new puppy.
There seems to be no letting up in the popularity of pups, as prices continue to rise as demand outstrips supply.
Some pooches certainly need more care than others – from dogs that require regular professional grooming, to dogs that need constant stimulation to be happy.
If you don’t want a dog that is going to take up a huge amount of your time then there are certain breeds your should consider scoring off your list.
Here are the 10 highest-maintenance breeds of dog, according to the American Kennel Club.