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These Breeds Were Voted as 'America's Most Spoiled Dogs

By
Andrea


Do you own an Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, or Corgi? According to a recent poll, you might just be the proud owner of one of America's most spoiled dogs. In a survey of 2,000 dog owners, a staggering sixty percent claimed to have the "world's most spoiled dog." Interestingly, two-thirds of these owners were referring to herding dogs, such as the Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, and Corgi.

When it comes to the most luxuriated breeds in the nation, non-sporting dogs like Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Shiba Inus came in second place, earning 64% of the vote. Following closely behind were terrier breeds, including Russell Terriers, Scottish Terriers, and Staffordshire Terriers, with 59% of the vote.

What sets these dogs apart is not just their owners' claims of spoiling, but also the evidence of their lavish treatment. A whopping 79% of herding dog owners stated that their furry friends live like royalty at home. And it doesn't stop there—96% of the surveyed dog owners admitted to spoiling their pets in various ways. In fact, 37% of them stated that they treat their dogs so well that they would gladly switch bodies with them for a day if given the opportunity.

So, what would these dedicated owners do if they could be their dogs for a day? The responses varied, but the most popular choices included playing all day long (47%), sleeping in until noon (42%), and enjoying the privilege of sleeping in forbidden places (37%).

The survey, commissioned by Solid Gold and conducted by OnePoll, also revealed interesting insights into specific dog breeds.

The tendency to spoil dogs and treat them as part of the family can be attributed to the fact that a significant majority of owners—four in five—treat and interact with their dogs as if they were human. For many owners, their dogs are like children, with 32% of respondents admitting to speaking to their dogs as if they were kids. Additionally, 18% of owners converse with their furry friends as if they were babies or adults. These dogs are not just fed regular dog food; they are often treated to specially prepared meals made by hand in the kitchen.

The survey, commissioned by Solid Gold and conducted by OnePoll, also revealed interesting insights into specific dog breeds. Among terrier owners, two-thirds of them admitted to delighting their dogs with extra treats throughout the day. Toy breed owners, on the other hand, revealed a penchant for serving their beloved pups the finest bottled or filtered water in their bowls.

Interestingly, the survey showed that dogs often receive more lavish treatment than their owners themselves. Thirty-two percent of women confessed to likely pampering their dogs more than they pamper themselves. Furthermore, another third of the surveyed women admitted to treating their dogs better than their own children and significant others.

Yvethe Tyszka, the vice president of marketing at Solid Gold, commented on the survey results, stating, "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."