Despite Britain being a nation of pet lovers, more than a fifth of owners have regretted choosing their pet breed according to a new study. The study found more than half of cat and dog owners don’t research their breed before ownership, which leads to owners feeling pet regret. Some reasons for pet regret include realising their allergic to that type of breed or they simply don’t like their personality.

To help combat owners regretting their pet choices, Sainsbury’s Bank has launched Pawfect Match, a new tool to help potential owners make informed decisions when choosing a pet breed.  Whether you prefer taking your pet out for long walks or a pet that doesn’t shed, the tool can match the right breed to your preferences.