Hug Your Hound Day: Labradors & Cockapoos Are the Most Huggable Hounds
By: Butternut Box
Hug Your Hound Day was created by Ami Moore, dubbed the "Dog Whisperer of Chicago", to reinforce the importance of having a long and affectionate bond between you and your pet, and how both of your health and happiness can be improved. The day encourages ways you can make your environment safer for your pet and to stop for a moment and truly appreciate them and how they impact your life.
Women adore Labradors
We collected 296 answers around which dog breed respondents think are the most huggable, and the verdict is in. The majority of respondents, equating to 16%, agreed that Labradors are the most huggable pooches, with 18% being female and 14% male. According to the data, it seems that there are gender differences in which sort of dogs we think give the best hugs. The majority of men (17%) answered that Cockapoos were the most huggable. Both dogs are big and fluffy, so it seems those are the characteristics we value the most from a hug with our four-legged friend.
The runner ups are a variety of sizes and texture of fur, with Bichon Fries, Boxers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Huskies, and St Bernards all coming in a joint second.
How to celebrate Hug Your Hound Day
First, no matter what breed or size they are, give your pooch a hug and let them know how much you love them—tell them, too! If your dog is displaying any negative behaviours, try to put yourself in their paws and think of ways to remedy anxious or destructive behaviour. We know that modern life can be busy, but when you get in from a long day back at work, they may just be wanting more attention and affection off you.
Most negative behaviours are signals of unhappiness, so use Hug Your Hound Day the way it was intended—to display affection and recognise how we can create a safer and happier environment for our dogs.
So, celebrate the best day of the year with your dog. Why not take them for an extra special walk or feed them their favourite treats too?