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Muddy Paws Fans Walk their Dogs the Equivalent of London to New York EVERY Week!

You & Your Dog InfographicIn a Facebook survey called ‘You & Your Dog’ that we recently carried out on our Facebook page, dog owners confessed to some very interesting facts about their canine companions, highlighting just how much they are considered part of the family.

The 190 fans who took part in the Facebook survey collectively walk their four-legged friends an impressive 3,462 miles every week, just 3 miles short of walking from London to New York! Facebook fans were asked nine questions to find out about their walking habits, number of dogs and toys they owned, the most popular breeds, names, and even the most common and bizarre questions they ask their dog.

Coming in first place for the most popular breed is the Labrador. Not surprising given how obedient, affectionate and good-natured these dogs are. The second most popular breed is the working Cocker Spaniel and in third place is the Border Collie.  Of these dogs, Alfie is the most popular name amongst the 190 fans, closely followed Ozzie and Milo.

58% of Muddy Paws fans own one dog, 24% have two, and 18% have three or more pooches. They really are considered part of the family.  So much so that 64% of owners surveyed allow their dog to sleep on their bed. It’s not all a case of ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ though, as the fans collectively own 2,720 toys, making playtime an important part of time spent with their dogs.

It seems Muddy Paws fans also talk to their dog (who doesn’t?) and the most common questions they ask their canine companion are ‘Would you like us to get another dog so you could have a friend?’ and ‘Are you happy?’. There are hundreds of bizarre questions that the fans ask their dogs, but the strangest question from all answers was ‘Why are you scared of moustaches?’. And it seems moustaches aren’t the only thing dogs are afraid of. The five most common fears are the hoover, the dog’s own shadow, loud noises, the vet and other dogs.

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Rupert Brown

Rupert owns and runs Muddy Paws with his wife Emma. Having set up the company when Oscar was a puppy 8 years ago (the famous chief tester here at Muddy Paws HQ), Rupert has lots of experience when it comes to looking after a canine companion. Visit Rupert's Google+ profile.

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