Saturday, October 24, 2015

Milk-Bone Study - Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters #TreatsForAll

Halloween has been known to be a holiday for kiddies, but we all know that we adults look forward to the candy and even dressing up.

Then, there are the furry children. I'm not 100% sure whether or not they enjoy the dressing up part. Who knows if Fifi actually wanted to be a Disney princess? Maybe she wanted to be a minion.

But I know, for most dogs, the excitement of the holiday, the kids running around, and the possibility of special treats is at least somewhat enjoyable. Except for the poor anxious pups who get nervous when the wind blows. They have no clue what they are missing out on.

Anyway, Big Heart Pet Brands, the creators of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo's Kitchen, surveyed 3,000 parents of dogs across the U.S. The results of the survey made me smile.

Here is what doggy parents said about their babies and Halloween:


>> 44% of NY pet parents have dressed their dog in costume versus 28% of California pet parents
>> 38% of NY pet parents have greeted trick-or-treaters with their dog while 18% of pet parents in California have
>> 18% of Texas pet parents have given their dog extra treats for Halloween and 16% have taken their dog trick-or-treating.

Treats vs. Breeds

>> Big dogs like Dobermans and Great Danes prefer "real meat treats", while most small ones (Pomeranians and Pugs) choose "soft and chewy" snacks - like Pup-Peroni
>> Soft and chewy treats are also the all-time favorites of terriers (58%), and toy dogs (59%)
>> Biscuits and crunchy treats (like Milk-Bone) are the clear favorites of hounds (53%), herding dogs (56%), and sporting dogs (57%)


Because dogs are the ultimate tricksters, Milo's Kitchen brand dog treats wanted to uncover, for the first time, which tricks dogs are best able to perform. The nation's most popular doggy tricks are:

#1: Sit (77% of dogs can do this on command)
#2: Shake paws (58%)
#3: Lay down (57%)
#4: Stay (50%)
#5: Give a kiss (44%)
#6: Beg (31%)
#7: Roll over (27%)
#8: Speak or bark (26%)
#9: Spin (14%)
#10: Play dead (10%)

Click on this link for more Halloween fun with Big Heart Pet Brands, follow @milkbone on Twitter, 

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