If you’re a dog owner you know it’s perfectly normal for your pup to chew on things and be protective of his or her territory. When normal chewing — on things you give the approval seal to — turns into destructive behavior, however, you’re talking about a while different ball of wax. If you have a destructive dog, you might be in for some expensive repairs for things like furniture, shoes, doors, and carpet.
According to The Telegraph, Esure Pet Insurance interviewed 3,000 dog owners regarding items they had to repair or replace because their canines destroyed them. Of the 3,000 interviewed, almost two-thirds had to shell out for their animal’s destruction. Keep reading to find out what breeds are most destructive — and what each cost interviewees on average over the dog’s lifetime.
1. Great Dane
Average lifetime destruction bill: $925.94
Great Danes are among the largest breeds of dogs, and although they’re known for being gentle giants with people, they do have a destructive side. According to the website yourpurebredpuppy, Great Danes do not like being left alone — that’s when they get into trouble and start chewing. And don’t forget that a Great Dane’s size alone makes him or her like a bull in a china shop.
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