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'Walkies' is the top word in the dog world




Faith friend Picture: Monika Chodak
Faith friend Picture: Monika Chodak

We all know our faithful hounds respond to certain words and the top ones will come as no surprise.

The word most loved by pooches is ‘walkies’, raising heart rates to 156 BPM.

The word also ‘walkies’ has an average resting increase of a whopping 36 per cent.

The words ‘dinner’, ‘food’, and ‘eat’ increased our household pups’ heart rates to 152 BPM, an increase of 32 per cent.

The survey was carried out by OnBuy who spoke to 4,389 pet owners across the UK to uncover their dogs’ favourite words.

After the top phrases were discovered, they then analysed the heart rates of each dog once each phrase was mentioned.

And these breeds were the most excited by ‘happy’ commands

1: French Bulldogs, with each command increasing their resting heart rate by 28 per cent.

2: Beagles increase their average resting heart rate by 26 per cent.

3: The native German Rottweiler has an average increase heart rate of 23 per cent.

4: Labrador Retrievers after hearing ‘walkies’, ‘treat’, and other commands, showed an average increase of 21 per cent.

5: The Dachshund – more commonly known as the Sausage Dog – has an 18 per cent heart rate increase when hearing happy commands.



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