Today (August 26) marks International Dog Day 2021, when the world consciously recognises the joy of having a four-legged friend (or three) around.

Whether you have always had a dog or are new to the world of all things canine, we want to know your favourite breed.

Do you prefer your best friend to be big, small, with short or long hair? Use our poll below to cast a vote.

If the breed you prefer isn't mentioned, why not let us know in the Facebook or Twitter comments which cute pooch we have missed.