Scratch surveyed nearly 13,000 dog owners to find out which dog breeds were the most popular, but they also found a number of other surprising results.
33% of dog owners under 35 confirmed they have an Instagram account for their dog – but they’re not the only ones who want to share their adorable puppies with the world! 29% of 35-44 year olds also admitted to having Instagram accounts dedicated to dogs.
The survey also confirmed the massive role COVID has played in household decisions to add a dog to the family, with 45% of respondents having purchased a dog in the past two years.
Before COVID, only 22% of respondents spent all day with their dogs, but that number has doubled to 44% now that so many people are working from home.
While an overwhelming number of respondents said they would consider adopting their next dog, only 19% of the 13,000 dogs surveyed were rescued – nearly 60% were brought home by a breeder.
Do you think dogs and owners can look alike? The survey also learned that 3 out of 4 people chose breeds with similar personalities to their own!
More than half of respondents also admitted that their dogs own their own clothes.
Scratch also compiled a list of the funniest things dogs have destroyed, including a wall, $600 headphones, a Tiffany and company collar and… homework.
“My relationship with my neighbors,” added another cheeky dog owner.
The survey also revealed the ten most popular dog names in Australia, with Luna taking the top spot.
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The survey also revealed intimate details about dog owners’ sleeping arrangements, with two in three Australians admitting their dogs sleep in their bedrooms.
For dogs lucky enough to sleep in their owner’s bedroom, 73% are allowed on the bed and 56% are allowed under the sheets!