Your Dog Causes Almost $400 Worth Of Damage To Your Stuff Each Year…Find Out Which Breeds Are The Most/Least Destructive?

Your Dog Causes Almost $400 Worth Of Damage To Your Stuff Each Year…Find Out Which Breeds Are The Most/Least Destructive?

It’s hard to put a price tag on all the GOOD stuff dogs do for us . . . like keeping us company, giving us a reason to go on walks, and protecting us by barking at EVERYTHING.  But we can put a price on all the BAD stuff they do.

According to a new study, the average dog does $392 worth of damage to stuff around the house every year.  Making them the MOST destructive pet you can own . . . unless you’ve got a rhino in your house or something.

The second most destructive pet is a cat, but they didn’t give a dollar figure.  And the pet that causes the LEAST amount of destruction is a guinea pig.  Although a fish has to be right up there too.

Top 10 Most Destructive Dogs (Lifetime cost in damage)

Chihuahua … $1,468

Dachshund … $1,373

Boxer … $1,329

Dalmatian … $1,314

Bulldog … $1,270

Great Dane … $1.171

Husky … $1,137

Beagle … $1,031

Pointer … $1,019

German shepherd … $951
Top 10 Least Destructive Dogs (Lifetime cost in damage)

Staffordshire bull terrier … $301

West highland white terrier … $308

Yorkshire terrier … $383

Spaniel … $390

Whippet … $425

Shih tzu … $469

Labrador … $474

Jack Russell … $539

Rottweiler … $586

Sheepdog … $588

 

(image via flickr.com/Pete Bellis used under creative commons)

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