If you spend plenty of time cleaning up after your dog, it’s natural to wonder whether you happen to be the owner of the shaggiest, messiest pooch on the planet.
Well, now you can find out exactly where your best bud sits on the ‘hair-ometer’.
The hairiest dogs in the UK have officially been revealed.
Cordless cleaning experts at Gtech have published a brand new infographic showing the bushiest breeds in Britain.
German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Charles Spaniels are all at the top end of the shaggy scale, whilst Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Cockapoos and French Bulldogs rank among the least hairy.
The infographic also includes tips on how to control pet hair in the home whilst busting a few myths along the way. Research shows that hair length does not impact shedding levels in dogs, and that shaving isn’t an effective or recommended method to stop moulting, either.
The information arrives at an important time. More Brits have been returning to workplaces and spending less time at home in 2021, and experts have claimed that a culture of poor pet management has started creeping in as a result.
According to the Kennel Club, a shocking one in five new dog owners admit they didn’t consider the extra responsibilities of pet ownership upon purchase. One in four say they did less than two hours of research prior to bringing their new dog home.
By taking time to research breeds, prospective pet owners can prepare themselves to look after their dogs more effectively.
A Gtech spokesperson commented: “We all love our pets, but cleaning up after them often feels like more of a chore than an act of enjoyment.
“Hopefully this helpful infographic shows current and prospective pet owners just some of the info you might not know prior to purchasing a dog.
“That way, when you do bring your bundle of fluff home, you’re well prepared for the exciting – and hairy! – time ahead.”
You can read the complete results and view full research online.
For further insights from the Gtech team, visit the Gtech blog.
Founded in 2001, Gtech Technology is an independent British company committed to creating the best-loved home and lifestyle products that make people’s lives easier.
Specialising in the design and manufacture of cordless home and garden appliances such as vacuum cleaners, floor sweepers and electric bikes, Gtech offers lightweight, innovative items that enable homeowners to take care of their properties in the best possible way.
Gtech is regarded as one of the most esteemed companies of its kind – having sold over 22 million products across 19 countries worldwide over 20 years.