- Moggie cat crowned as the most disastrous pet breed
- Labrador takes top spot as the naughtiest dog breed
- Hilarious (but super cute) pictures of pets caught in the act
There’s no denying that a pet makes a house a home, and nearly half (44%) of households agree1. But, as sweet as they are, they can wreak absolute havoc on your home – as new research by regulated property buyers, Good Move reveals2.
Good Move spoke with pet owners across the country to determine the pets that are causing the most damage in their home. According to owners, the ten most destructive pet breeds are:
- Moggie cat (9.3%)
- Labrador dog (8.0%)
- British Shorthair cat (6.3%)
- Border Collie dog (3.0%)
- Parrot (2.8%)
- Beagle dog (2.7%)
- Cocker Spaniel dog (2.6%)
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog (2.6%)
- English Springer Spaniel dog (2.4%)
- Bengal cat (2.3%)
And the damage these little rascals have caused is as followed:
- Dug up flowers/grass in the garden (35%)
- Ripped furnishings including sofas, chairs, and cushions (29%)
- Urinated/pooed on furnishings including sofas, beds, and carpets (28%)
- Scratched furnishings including doors and cabinets (28%)
- Chewed their owners favourite shoes and clothes (26%)
Some owners even revealed that their furry friends had ripped wallpaper off walls, chewed wood panelling and opened the kiddies Christmas presents. What’s more, some little devils have even left rodent entrails on carpets!
Considering the research findings, Good Move also put a call out for pet owners to name and shame their naughty four-legged friends. Here are some caught in the act:
Caption: Mario, Cavachon, destroyed his mum’s plants and got mucky paw prints everywhere.
Caption: Miya, British Shorthair cat, pleased with herself after destroying the Christmas tree.
Caption: Darcy, Boxer dog, stole her human sisters bedding off her bed and made a snowstorm.
Caption: Bear, Malinois dog, literally tearing apart everything he can get his paws on.
Caption: Magic, Dwarf Lop rabbit, chewed through her owner’s Apple MacBook laptop wire whilst it was still on charge (now that could have been fatal!).
Commenting on the research findings, Nima Ghasri, Director at Good Move, says: “It’s no secret that we all love our furry companions, but the little devils can cause damage to our household contents, as our research has revealed.
“If you’re looking to purchase one of the slightly “naughtier” pet breeds, be sure to keep valuable items out of their way to ensure nothing gets damaged. A lot of the time, when a pet acts out, it’s usually because they’re bored. So, take them for a walk, or grab their favourite toy to play with. After all, you don’t want your brand-new sofa, or freshly laid carpet to bear the brunt of their mischievous behaviour!”