Most Brits Would Choose Their Dogs Over Their Partners

A new study has revealed that most Brits would rather choose their dog over their partner, although we're hardly surprised.

While we already knew that our pooches are our best friends, it seems that if it really came to 'it's me or the dog,' our significant others could be out the door as two thirds of people admitted their four-legged friend would come first.

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Credit: Pexels

The study, by UK pet healthcare company Everypaw, looked at 1,000 dogs owners and proved the unbreakable bond between doggos and their owners.

Twenty-eight per cent of people surveyed admitted that they would still let their four-legged friend sleep on the bed every night, even if their partner was staying over too.

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Credit: Pexels

More commonly a huge 85 per cent of owners surveyed admitted to allowing their dogs on the sofa and on their beds - because where else are you going to get a proper cuddle?

Some partners might find themselves being kicked to the kerb as 22 per cent of dog owners revealed their dog is the boss of their household - although we sneakily think this could be a little higher but people are afraid to admit it.

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Credit: Pexels

When it comes to setting boundaries, some owners have no problem in getting up close and personal with their pooch as a whopping 29 per cent of those surveyed said they let their dogs lick their face.

While we obviously want to get as close as possible to our furry babies, Everypaw vet Dr Anna Foreman points out it's not always a good idea to let our pooches lick our faces.

She said: "Although face licking is generally fine for healthy humans, if people are immunocompromised (if they're older or very young for example), then there is a risk to health."

To be honest, we're hardly surprised - we already knew our pooches came first.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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