Brits are known for having a great affection for their canine friends, and new data has revealed the top ten list of the most pampered breeds of pooches living in the lap of luxury in UK homes.
A survey carried out by online pet supplies retailer Yappy.com, has named Cavapoochons, Maltipoos and Chow Chows as the nations most spoiled dogs. The study included over 300 popular breeds and 450,000 pet owner profiles to conclude that these breeds are most likely to have owners who over-indulge their canine companions.
With more people working from home over the last year in lockdown, the nation saw a ‘puppy boom’ as 3.2 million families became dog owners – and we now know which pooch is the top dog in terms of treats and gifts:
The top ten most spoilt dog breeds are:
- Chow Chow
- Flat-Coated Retriever
- Shih Poo
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Hungarian Vizsla
The triple-crossbreed Cavapoochon (which is a cute mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Poodle) topped the list, presumably because owners cannot resist their puppy-dog eyes and playful personality.
Following close behind is the Maltipoo, a breed with a non-shedding coat that makes them a popular pet with anyone with allergies. Celebrities also love this cuddly breed– TV presenter Laura Whitmore is the proud owner of a Maltipoo named Mick Jagger!
Respondents to the survey have admitted to spending hundreds of pounds on their pampered pats with gifts including a £300 custom-made beanbag, a massage bed, an indoor doghouse, a personalised suitcase, a Louis Vuitton collar, a Prada handbag, an orthopaedic bed, an iPad, a treadmill and an ultrasonic toothbrush.
Yappy.com’s founder John Smith said: “Dog lovers are increasingly spoiling their pets and treating their fur babies as human members of the family. This desire to give our dogs a life of luxury that they truly deserve and access to the best quality products and services possible is driving sales of indulgent products that enhance your pet’s life like never before.
“Our e-commerce business has seen huge demand for unique, personalised dog gifts throughout the past year as owners increasingly look to spoil their dogs in new ways and mark their pet’s birthday, gotcha day and even events such as Father’s Day with a tailored card and gift to their pawrent.”