Oscar, chief taster at Muddy Paws
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How many of you claim that your dog is “part of the family?” We certainly do! But to what extent is your dog “part of the family?” When it comes to Christmas shopping, do you favour your four-legged family members over your two-legged family members?
Well, dog specialists Muddy Paws have recently carried out a new survey called ‘Your Dog at Christmas’ in which dog owners confess to where their dogs rate in the pecking order by stating how much they treat their canine companions during the festive season.
And the results? Astoundingly, 1 in 5 respondents will spend more on their dog this Christmas than their two –legged partner! Well, dogs are part of the family –right?
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Muddy Paws subscribers were asked 10 questions to find out about their Christmas dog shopping habits. The results showed that 92% of respondents will be buying their dog a present this Christmas, with the majority spending between £21 and £50. 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.
But it’s not only the one day on 25th of December that see’s our canine companions doted upon. 32% of respondents’ dogs have waggy tails every day from the 1st to the 25th of December as they enjoy a scrumptious 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 and as for stocking, well, 64% will make sure their dog has a Christmas stocking to open, packed full of tasty treats and toys.
The survey results show that dogs all across the country will be doted upon in the run up to Christmas, and on the day itself with presents and dinner. Muddy Paws know how much dogs enjoy joining in with the festivities; and we agree. One thing is for sure, as a nation of pet lovers, we consider our canine companions to be truly “part of the family”.
The data based on responses from 100 people, carried out using Survey Monkey from 25/11/13.
We are delighted to welcome the Muddy Paws team to the Dog Blog – great survey, really interesting insight! For your chance to take part in future surveys, sign up for the Muddy Paws newsletter here: www.muddypaws.co.uk (the link is just underneath the top banner on the home page).
Muddy Paws is a dog product supply company based in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife Rupert and Emma Brown, Muddy Paws prides itself high quality dog products from top brands including Hugo & Hennie, Ruffwear, and Hurtta.
Oscar the Cocker Spaniel is chief tester at Muddy Paws HQ, nothing goes onto the website without getting the paws up from Oscar. When not hard at work, Oscar can be found chasing tennis balls or in the photo booth modelling the latest doggy products.
With over 30,000 orders shipped to dog lovers both in the UK and overseas every year, there’s nothing you won’t find for you four-legged friend at Muddy Paws.
From Rupert and Emma: “Our aim at Muddy Paws is a simple one. To provide you with the best possible range of products that are great looking, superb quality, and yet still represent excellent value for money. Muddy Paws was borne from our own frustration of simply not being able to find this elsewhere on the web and from our rapidly growing list of happy Muddy Paws customers we know that we were not the only ones!
We pride ourselves on our first class customer service and if you need to get in touch we can assure you of a speedy response, friendly voice and team who are as passionate about dogs as you are.
We are constantly sourcing new and exciting products and really welcome your feedback so if you have any comments, questions or suggestions we would love to hear from you.”
For more information visit the Muddy Paws website http://www.muddypaws.co.uk/ or contact Rupert or Emma Brown on 0845 362 9663.
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