A large number of us decided last year to welcome new puppies into our homes – Kennel Club numbers show dog ownership has increased nearly 8 percent – and demand for four-legged friends remains high after the lockdown.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs as well as numerous crossbreeds to choose from.
Our lifestyles have a huge impact on what type of dog is best for us – when space is tight you may want to look to small dogs, while older pet owners should put certain breeds at the top of their wish-lists.
In the meantime, certain breeds have a reputation for being shy, which means they may be shy and unwilling to participate in games with other dogs or to welcome strangers into your home.
Here are the 10 shyest dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club.
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