Anxious Dogs: Here are the 10 breeds of adorable dog most likely to suffer from separation anxiety - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐶
Some pups find it difficult to adjust to being alone – a problem that will have beem amplified by many dogs having more human company over the pandemic.
Dog ownership soared over the pandemic 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.
But now that Covid restrictions have come to an end, dog owners will be leaving their new pets at home more as they take advantage of rediscovered freedoms.
It might come as a shock to dogs that are used to their human friends staying in with them over lockdown, with some breeds likely to take it particularly hard.
Symptoms of the condition includue destructive behaviour, signs of stress, persistant howling or whining, and even stomach complaints.
Here are 10 of the breeds that are most susceptible to suffering from separation anxiety, according to the American Kennel Club - pups you should avoid if you intend to leave them for more than a couple of hours a day.