The dirtiest dog breeds most likely to pick up mud on a walk have been revealed – and Yorkshire Terriers have taken the top spot.
As part of a scientific study conducted by Jeep, a sample of 30 breeds was tested to find out which picked up the most dirt during a walk. Rain, muddy ground and storms can make daily walks difficult, but some puppies are more prone to damage than others.
The survey of 2,000 dog owners found that owners spend about an hour and 20 minutes each week cleaning up after their muddy furry friends. In fact, 61% of owners thoroughly clean their dog at least once a week, while 35% clean their car once or more after a muddy walk.
While Yorkshire Terriers took the top spot, other muddy breeds include Bearded Collies, Border Collies, Saint Bernards and Cocker Spaniels. After taking three long walks, it was found that these puppies are among those who pick up the most dirt.
“Dog breed and size, environment and weather all influence the amount of evidence recovered,” said Lorna Dawson, who worked on the search. Mail online. “We are delighted to be working on this interesting experiment with a range of dogs and their owners. Using similar approaches to those used in our forensic work, we were able to disentangle the many factors at play and show some insights into those- ci. primary and secondary transfer interactions.”
Take a look at the full research below…
Top 15 Muddiest Dog Breeds
- Yorkshire terrier
- bearded collie
- border collie
- Saint Bernard
- Sproodle (cross between a Miniature Poodle and an English Springer Spaniel)
- bernese mountain dog
- miniature pinscher
- Basset Hound
- Lhasa Apso Cross
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