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Muddy Paws Fans Spend More on Their Dog Than Their Partner at Christmas!

Lots of people consider their dog to be part of the family, and recently carried out a survey which found dogs to be very high up the pecking order in households this Christmas. They surveyed their Facebook fans and email subscribers and found that nearly 1 in 5 spend more on their dog than their partner at Christmas! A staggering 92% of respondents will be buying their dog a present this Christmas, with the average spending between $28.95 and $68.93.

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It’s not just dog owners that are generous during the festive period, but friends and family too. The survey results showed that their dogs usually receive 2 presents from relatives at Christmas. So they’ll have lots of presents under the Christmas tree to enjoy on the big day. Oscar, chief tester at, always gets a little treat at Christmas and even has an advent calendar, along with 32% of the survey respondents. After all, dogs should be allowed to enjoy the countdown to Christmas too.

The survey also showed that dogs up and down the country will be enjoying a tasty dinner or enjoying a few extra treats to get into the festive spirit. Eighty-four percent of survey respondents said that their dog will be enjoying a doggie Christmas dinner or some extra treats. Let’s hope lots of dogs will enjoy Christmas this year, as it sounds like they’re in for a treat!


Written by Tessay Rogers for Muddy Paws. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Rupert and Emma Brown, Muddy Paws ships over 30,000 orders every year and prides itself on excellent customer service and high quality dog products from top brands including Ruffwear, Hurtta and Hugo & Hennie. For more information visit the website


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