Yorkshire terrier is named Britain's dirtiest dog in bizarre test

You mucky pup! Yorkshire terrier is named Britain’s dirtiest dog in bizarre test to find our filthiest fidos

  • Muddiest dog was Yorkshire terrier who collected the greatest proportion of soil
  • Scientists used sample of 30 dogs to find which breed collected the most mud
  • 수천명의 생명을 구할 수 있는 유방암 치료제 61% of owners find themselves having to give canine thorough clean
  • You might assume your own dog has a strong claim to be among the muddiest in Britain, particularly after a winter walk.

    But scientists say that, when it comes to the sticky stuff, one breed stands head and paws above the rest – the Yorkshire terrier.

    A sample of 30 dogs – including a great dane, labrador, cockapoo, chihuahua, lhasa apso and ‘wildcard’ mixed breeds – were tested to find which collected most mud.

    Each took three long walks with their owners in similarly testing conditions, with the mud they collected then cleaned off and weighed by scientists.

    You might assume your own dog has a strong claim to be among the muddiest in Britain, but scientists say that one breed stands head and paws above the rest ¿ the Yorkshire terrier (사진)

    You might assume your own dog has a strong claim to be among the muddiest in Britain, but scientists say that one breed stands head and paws above the rest – the Yorkshire terrier (사진)

    A sample of 30 dogs ¿ including a great dane, labrador, cockapoo, chihuahua, lhasa apso and ¿wildcard¿ mixed breeds ¿ were tested to find which collected most mud. 사진: a Bearded Collie

    A sample of 30 dogs – including a great dane, labrador, cockapoo, chihuahua, lhasa apso and ‘wildcard’ mixed breeds – were tested to find which collected most mud. 사진: a Bearded Collie

    Each took three long walks with their owners in similarly testing conditions, with the mud they collected then cleaned off and weighed by scientists (파일 이미지)

    Each took three long walks with their owners in similarly testing conditions, with the mud they collected then cleaned off and weighed by scientists (파일 이미지)

    Each took three long walks with their owners in similarly testing conditions, with the mud they collected then cleaned off and weighed by scientists

    Each took three long walks with their owners in similarly testing conditions, with the mud they collected then cleaned off and weighed by scientists

    The muddiest dog was Ollie Mo, a Yorkshire terrier, who collected the greatest proportion of soil when set against his own body weight – 14g, 대표 0.29 퍼센트.

    에비, a bearded collie, was second with 0.15 per cent of her weight.

    Houndslow, a Saint Bernard, picked up most soil, but the 42g was only 0.05 per cent of his weight.

    The challenge was conducted by car manufacturer Jeep and soil experts at The James Hutton Institute.

    Lorna Dawson, from the institute, 말했다: ‘Dog breed and size, environment and weather conditions all influence the amount of trace evidence recovered.’

    A survey of 2,000 dog owners by Jeep revealed that owners spend around and hour and 20 minutes each week cleaning up after their muddy dogs.

    Houndslow, a Saint Bernard, picked up most soil, but the 42g was only 0.05 per cent of his weight (파일 이미지)

    Houndslow, a Saint Bernard, picked up most soil, but the 42g was only 0.05 per cent of his weight (파일 이미지)

    A survey of 2,000 dog owners by Jeep revealed that owners spend around and hour and 20 minutes each week cleaning up after their muddy dogs (파일 이미지)

    A survey of 2,000 dog owners by Jeep revealed that owners spend around and hour and 20 minutes each week cleaning up after their muddy dogs (파일 이미지)

    Over the course of a year, they spend 23 hours washing down their dogs, 24 hours cleaning up their mess around the house and around 22 hours cleaning their cars.

    수천명의 생명을 구할 수 있는 유방암 치료제 61% of dog owners find themselves giving their dog a thorough clean at least once, 동안 35% clean their car in the aftermath of a muddy dog walk on one or more occasions.

    The James Hutton Institute is a world-leading recognised research organisation specialising in land, crop, 물, environmental and socio-economic science.

    Miss Dawson added: “We are delighted to work on this interesting experiment with a range of dogs and their owners.

    “Using similar approaches to that which is used in our forensic case work, we were able to tease out the many factors at play and show some insights into those interactions by both primary and secondary transfer.’