Great Danes and Chihuahuas – Most Destructive Dogs

The average Great Dane cost its owners $1200.00 over its lifetime in stained carpets, wrecked furniture and chewed cables, while chihuahuas notch up an impressive $1300.00 dollars worth of damage.

Mastiffs came third, costing their owners $1100.00 over a lifetime while Basset Hounds were found to cause $1100.00 of damage on average. Finishing off the top five is the Whippet, which will leave a trail of destruction totaling $1000.00. Other dogs with wrecking tendencies include English Setters, Bulldogs, Dachshunds and Boxers.

Among horror stories that emerged in the study was one about a Great Dane who thought the patio doors he was hurtling towards were open and knocked them straight out of the wall. Another owner told how his Border Collie’s wagging tail knocked over a large glass of red wine onto a cream carpet, two days after it had been laid at a cost of $6000.00.

Mike Pickard, Head of Risk and Underwriting at esure pet insurance, said a dog’s destructive tendencies comes down to boredom. “To help minimize your dog’s destructive behavior, remember to house train them from a very early age, maintain their health with regular vet check-ups, and give them plenty of exercise,” he said.

How much money has your dog cost you in damages?

[Source: Telegraph.co.uk]

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Seeing Dogs From Space

Seeing Dogs From Space

Boris the dog is big enough to be seen from space…kind of.

The three-year-old bull mastiff tips the scales at a whopping 196 lbs, and was tracked laying in the garden by a Google Earth satellite.

His huge brown body can clearly be seen stretched out in his favorite position.

The massive mastiff lives with the Milner family who run the Tudor Grange Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset.

They were stunned when they zoomed in on their property online and saw the brown blob in the garden.

Fran Milner, 24, whose parents Bob and Carol run the hotel, said: “My brother-in-law was on the internet one day when he decided to look at a satellite picture of our hotel.

“He zoomed in a little way and noticed a big brown blob on the grass in front of the sundial.

“Then he realized it was Boris. He was in his favorite place. He loves lying there because it is a bit of a sun trap.

“We all had a look and couldn’t believe it. I knew he was big but didn’t think he was big enough to be seen from space.”

The satellites used to take the Google Earth images operate at an orbit of between 300 and 450 miles up in space.

The Milners have owned Boris since he was eight-weeks-old.

The average size of a bull mastiff is 126 lbs but they suspected he would be on the large size as his dad was also enormous.

Fran said the fact he regularly wolfs down a full English breakfast could have something to do with it too.
[Source: The Sun]

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