Vet outlines the five favourite dog breeds he’d love to get in pet guide for owners

Border terriers rank at number four for Ben. He said of the type of dog: “For me, if I was to get a small dog, they would be my top choice.

“In my experience, they are quite affectionate little dogs, and compared to other terriers maybe they form slightly strong attachments with people.”

Border terriers are also “quite robust health wise”, he said, but are prone to luxating patellas – or out of place knee joints.

At number three on Ben’s list is the Hungarian wire-haired vizsla, which he rates because they have a “really lovely temperament”, he said.