10 Dog Breeds Most Likely To Be Spoiled By Their Owners


Following a fur baby boom over the last year with over 3.2 million Brits all becoming puppy parents, 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 UK.

Cavapoochon, the triple crossbreed (a mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Poodle) came out as the UK’s most pampered pet, with Maltipoos and Chow Chows in close second and third place.

The Top Three Dogs Most Likely To Be Spoilt

Cavapoochons are celebrated for their puppy looks and are the most likely dog in the UK to be lavished with treats and gifts. They are extremely playful with cheery personalities and are incredibly generous with kisses and cuddles – no wonder they find themselves living the life of luxury!

Maltipoo comes hot on the tail of the Cavapoochon as the UK’s second most-spoiled dog. These silky-coated pups are ideal for owners with allergies, are easy to train and are full of adoring personality! Maltipoos are much-loved by celebrities too, with famous names such as Laura Whitmore being proud owners.

In third is the cuddly Chow Chow. One of the oldest dog breeds in the world, Chow Chows are now one of the most expensive dog breeds in the UK and are the third most spoiled! Thanks to their teddy bear appearance, the breed is highly sought-after and adored.

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Most likely to be Spoiled Dog Breeds in the UK

The Most Spoiled Breeds in the UK

Whilst it’s no surprise to see popular breeds like the Sproodle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Hungarian Vizsla in the overall top 10 list, the data shows that other much-loved breeds such as Dalmatians, Siberian Husky and Shih Tzu all placed in the bottom 10 of the UK’s most under indulged dogs.

Most and Least Spoiled Dog Breeds UK
The Most and Least Spoiled Dog Breeds in the UK

The Most Spoiled Dog Breeds by Region

Based on the average spend of dog owners, Yappy.com calculated which breeds are the most spoiled in each area of the UK. In Scotland the most spoiled dog breed is the Cockapoo, in London it’s the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and in Yorkshire, it’s the Chihuahua

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Most Spoiled Dog Breed By Region UK

Which Dog Name Leads To The Most Spoiled Pups?

The data from the survey found that the names of pups also has an influence on their spoiled nature and uncovered that dogs who are named Disney are the most spoiled in the UK.

Pooches named Waffles and Marmalade come in close second and third place, and pups called Franky, Oz and Macey being the least likely to be living a life of luxury. 

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Most and Least Likely Dogs to be Spoiled based on their name

“Every dog deserves to be spoiled and enjoy the ‘ulti-mutt‘ best life possible and our findings show which cities and regions are doing the most treating and which breeds are the most likely to be indulged.

Following the explosion of new dog owners during the past year, we’re seeing owners wanting to spoil their pets more than ever and are treating their fur babies as human members of the family.”

John Smith, founder of Yappy.com

The full list of the most spoiled dogs in the UK, including every region’s particularly pampered pups, can be found here.

Research Methodology

The most spoiled dogs of the UK data was collated over the last 12 months from April 2020-April 2021 and studied 300 popular breeds and over 450,000 individual dog profiles generated across Yappy.com. By looking at the highest average spend per breed and by region, the data reveals the overall most pampered dogs in the UK according to their breed, name and where they live. The study also reveals the least spoiled breeds according to Yappy.com’s data only – it doesn’t mean that these breeds aren’t as loved and adored by their owners as the others!