Dalmatians, Corgis and Spaniels feature on new set of Royal Mail stamps

New stamps celebrate the UK's love of dogs, with figures showing a third of households across the country owning one.

Royal Mail issue new set of stamps featuring UK’s favourite dog breeds including Corgis and Dalmatians

Royal Mail is issuing a new set of stamps featuring images of some of the nation’s favourite dog breeds.

The stamps show a Dalmatian, Jack Russell-type terrier, Labrador Retriever, Border Collie, whippet, Siberian Husky, Chihuahua, cocker spaniel, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and pug.

The Royal Mail noted that more people around the world own a dog than any other pet, and a third of households in the UK have one.

David Gold, Royal Mail’s director of external affairs and policy said: “British people are known for their love of animals, and especially dogs.

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“We hope that these beautiful stamps will bring added joy when they drop through people’s letterboxes on cards and letters – and remind our customers to place their cherished dog in another room when opening the door to collect mail from their postie.”

Royal Mail worked on the stamp issue with animal expert Tamsin Pickeral, who is the author of The Dog: 5,000 Years Of The Dog in Art and The Spirit of the Dog.

The stamps, and a range of collectible products, are available from today.

– Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week will take place in the first week of July.

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