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Almost 1 in 5 Spend More on their Dog than Their Partner at Christmas
Posted on: November 28 2013
In our recent survey called ‘Your Dog at Christmas’ we asked you how much you treat your canine companions during the festive season, with nearly 1 in 5 respondents (17%) spending more on their dog than their partner at Christmas!
We asked you 10 questions to find out about Christmas dog shopping habits, the average amount spent, and the gifts that dogs get given by the rest of the family. The results showed that 92% of respondents will be buying their dog a present this Christmas, with the majority spending between £21 and £50.
Dogs are becomingly increasingly humanised and are often considered part of the family. The survey results really bring this to life, especially given that some dogs come higher in the pecking order than their partners. Friends and relatives are also generous at this time of year, with the majority reporting that their dogs usually receive 2 presents from friends or relatives at Christmas.
It’s not just presents that dogs get to enjoy at Christmas. 32% of respondents’ dogs will have waggy tails on the first of December as they enjoy the first treat from their doggy advent calendar. When the big day arrives, a huge 84% of respondents’ dogs will be tucking in to a doggy Christmas dinner or extra treats this year. As for stockings, 64% will make sure their dog has a Christmas dog stocking to open, packed full of tasty treats and toys.
The survey results show that dogs across the country will be truly considered part of the family in the run up to Christmas, and on the day itself with presents and dinner. We know how much dogs enjoy joining in with the festivities. Oscar, our chief tester at Muddy Paws is eagerly awaiting the start of December when he can open the first door of his Advent Calendar! Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey.
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