How chic is your dog? All breeds from Labrador to Corgi, ranked
Visit any drafty stately home in the British countryside and you can be sure of one thing: that there will be one or three Labradors in the house, leaving fur on the sofa and footprints of muddy paws in the kitchen. Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey had a yellow lab called Isis (yes, yes – but the name was less of a problem when the series launched in 2010), Ben Fogle took his beloved Black Labrador to Castaway, and Monty Don’s Nigel became a national treasure.
Today, Rishi Sunak brought Britain’s most aristocratic dog to the heart of government, presenting the public with Nova, a red Labrador puppy on Thursday. The news shocked the world of society dog watchers. As Boris and Carrie Johnson rescued their Jack-Russell cross from a Welsh breeder who was considering slaughtering it, Sunak chose a beloved dog from the British establishment.
“I think the reason fancy people still love Labradors so much is that they’re sweet and loyal, incredibly greedy and quite thick, so I’m a little disappointed because I would have thought our chancellor would have maybe opted for something a little faster. clever. An indicator maybe, ”explains Sophie Money-Coutts, bestselling author and resident columnist at Telegraph. “Or even a rescue like his boss, although some people fear rescues if they have young children. But Labrador is still a status symbol, so maybe that’s what Rishi was looking for. “