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Pampered Pooches: It’s A Ruff Life

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Posted on May 15, 2023, 1 p.m.

We occasionally post articles outside of anti-aging, health, and wellness that are just for fun. This is one of them, it is about pampering our furry little waggy-tailed friends, and we hope that it brings a little smile to your face or perhaps a giggle. I know that a spoil my little doggie to the best of my abilities, do you?

Most people try their best to provide everything they can for their doggies, some dogs live a pampered lifestyle, and some dogs even live a life of luxury. As it turns out there are certain breeds that live more lavishly than others, according to a recent double opt-in survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Solid Gold you may own one of America’s most spoiled breeds of doggie.

Most people really do love to spoil their dogs, according to a poll of 2,000 American dog owners. 60% of the respondents reported that they believe they own the world’s most spoiled dog. 79% of Herding dog owners such as Australian Shepards, Corgis, and Border Collies reported that their dogs are treated better than royalty at home, as did 79% of Terrier breed owners and 79% of Sporting dog owners. 

Two-thirds of the respondents reported owning a herding dog, non-sporting breeds such as Shiba Inu, Boston Terriers, and Bulldogs placed second for the most pampered breeds in the nation, and Terrier breeds such as Scottish Terriers, Russell Terriers, and Staffordshire Terriers placed third. 

Not surprisingly, 96% of the respondents reported spoiling their puppers in a variety of ways, in fact, 37% of the respondents said that they treat their dogs so well that they would switch bodies with their furry companions for a day if they could. If it were possible to switch for a day, 47% said that they would probably play all day long, 42% said that they would sleep until noon, 37% said that they would sleep in places where they typically wouldn’t be able to, 34% would try to get humans to play with them, 32% would bark at strangers if they woke up as their dog and 32% would roll around on a nice patch of grass. 

4 in 5 of the respondents say that they treat and talk to their dogs as if they were human, with 32% reporting that they talk to their dogs as if they were small children, 18% say that they talk to their dogs like they are babies, and 18% talk normally to their dogs as if they were talking to another adult. 

Two-thirds of Terrier owners give their dogs extra treats throughout the day, and 29% of Toy Breed owners only give their dogs bottled or filtered water. 28% of Herding dog owners take their puppers with them on vacations, and 26% of Working doggies get to enjoy meals that are handmade by their owners. 

“Most of us will make the claim our dog is ‘the’ most spoiled dog, but there’s a clear trend pointing towards smaller breeds as being the most doted on,” says vice president of marketing at Solid Gold, Yvethe Tyszka, in a statement. “Regardless of size or breed, all dog owners agree their pups deserve the best with delicious treats, walks, and all of our attention.” 

75% of women take pride in being a dog mom, with 67% believing that they should also be celebrated on Mother’s Day, and 58% plan to spoil themselves with their dogs on Mother’s Day. 32% of women respondents reported that they treat their dogs better than they do themselves, 17% said that they treated their doggies better than their children, and 16% reported treating their little furry bundles of unconditional love better than their significant others. 

“Mother’s Day is the time for ‘dog moms’ to receive lots of love and affection from their fur baby,” continues Tyszka. “A perfect day to celebrate the dog mom in your life to something special this year, and then of course treat your dog, too.”  

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