- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:23PM
A recent survey, conducted on an array of dogs all over Britain, has shown what dogs are the naughtiest, and what name you should avoid giving your dog if you're wanting a nice one.
Apparently, dogs named 'Max' are the ones that cause the most mischief, and will find themselves in the dog-box more often than not for chewing shoes and/or causing general mayhem.
The breeds that are the naughtiest start with a humble Jack Russell.
Even though the cute little balls of energy look like they couldn't hurt a fly, four out of ten owners won't leave them alone in the house in fear of everything being chewed.
Labradors also feature on the list, for the same reason - their abundance of energy makes them a threat to anything at all in a house.
But before we name and shame every breed, here are some stats;
Last year, pet insurance companies paid out over $10 million NZD to owners in the UK alone for dogs that had swallowed foreign objects, and close to five million for pooches that had been poisoned after eating a forbidden item.
Jonny Armstrong, head of Pets at Home Insurance spoke to the Mirror about it;
“We all know that our pets can get themselves into bumps and scrapes as a result of their naughtiness.
“If your pet ever puts themselves in danger through ingesting something they shouldn’t have, then ensure you seek medical attention from a veterinary surgeon immediately. Ensure you keep anything they shouldn’t have locked away in order to prevent any unwanted mishaps taking place as a result.”
Ten naughtiest dog breeds by number of claims:
2. Jack Russell
3. Cocker Spaniel
4. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
5. Border Collie
6. Golden Retriever
7. Labrador Retriever
8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
9. German Sheppard
10. Yorkshire Terrier