Many dogs aren't merely pets - they also carry out important jobs for their handlers.

These are the 10 most useful breeds of adorable working dog that make all our lives better - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐢

Demand for pups has continued to soar post-lockdown, but not all dog breeds are simply beloved pets – many carry out a range of important jobs.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 10:57 am

It’s been a boom time for pets over the last couple of years – Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged during the global pandemic.

There are a huge number of pedigree dogs – 221 to be exact – along with numerous crossbreeds, and some of them have a very particular set of skills that make them very useful to fulfil certain tasks.

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From army and police dogs, to sight and hearing dogs, they help make all our lives better.

And for those looking for a puppy, they can also make wonderful family pets, with a great combination of intelligence and empathy.

Here are the 10 most useful breeds of working dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

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