We are heading into the "dog days of Summer" so an info-post about dogs seems appropriate.

First of all, our condolences to the Biden family on the recent passing of their 13 year old German Shepherd, Champ.  The official statement reads. " He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family.... in our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion."

Champ may have been the President of the United State's dog, but that description of Champ and his importance to the family sounds like your dog or my dog or every family's dog...which is why we are willing to spoil them.

Have you heard of Yappy.com?  Yappy.com is a tailor-made gifts, cards and accessories online retailer for dog and cat lovers.  They keep track of all the cool stuff people are buying to spoil their pets and here is some interesting info about which dogs are the top dogs.

Yappy.com has studied over 300 popular breeds and over 5000 individual pet profiles to identify the most opulent pups from every area of the US. and their data has unveiled , this athletic and noble breed is the most likely to be lavished with treats and gifts by their owners.  The US's most spoiled dog breed is the Doberman Pinscher.   Does that surprise you?  American Kennel Club records show the Doberman is #19 on America's Most Popular Dog List.  Which means those who own them really spoil them!

In a People article from a couple years ago, "Doberman Pinschers...   peaked the interest of six different states, dominating google searches more than any other breed."

The regal and slightly menacing looking dogs are celebrated for their loyal, intelligent, and protective personality traits.


In second place is the Whippet  and the third most spoiled dog breed is the Great Dane. .

This is the full list of the top ten most spoiled breeds over the whole of the USA:

3Great Dane
5American Bulldog
6Shetland Sheepdog
8Springer Spaniel
9Shih Tzu
10Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


In the Northwest, the tail wagging winner is the Shetland Sheepdog or ‘Sheltie’  The top spoiled dog in Washington and Oregon is described as " beautiful and energetic... highly-intelligent ...needs lots of exercise...ideal pets for outdoor-loving active families ... Shelties have gorgeous double coats to protect them from the harsh elements of the rain and wind of the Northwest.

What's in a name?  Perhaps a clue to how spoiled a dog might become.  The collected info shows that dogs named Charlie are the most spoiled in the US followed by Lucy and Bella .

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