Are these Britain's naughtiest pets? Meet the cushion killers, magazine manglers and doormat destroyers who terrorise …

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  • Three hundred animals competed to be crowned Britain’s Naughtiest Pet
  • Yodie the German Shepherd beat off fierce contenders to be named top dog
  • Pets cause more than £1.2bn in damage to owners’ homes every year

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Meet Britain’s most badly behaved pets which include a pug that climbs blinds, a cat that licks milk cartons, and a Labrador that shreds any doormat in sight.

Three hundred pets contended for the crown, but it was German Shepherd and Keeshond cross Yodie who was voted the naughtiest animal in a survey carried out by online blind firm Direct Blinds.

Owner Laura Vitty, 25, who is a teacher from Newcastle, said her beloved pet had caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to her home.

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Yodie, a German Shepherd and Keeshond cross was voted Britain's naughtiest pet after shredding these cushions up

Yodie, a German Shepherd and Keeshond cross was voted Britain’s naughtiest pet after shredding these cushions up

She said: ‘When I first saw the mess Yodie had made, I actually thought it was scrambled egg, but it’s the inside of cushions.

‘It was all over the entire house – I was picking up bits of cushions for hours.’
Yodie, who is a rescue dog, has a habit for shredding cushions but Miss Vitty says she loves him all the same.

She said: ‘This particular cushion attack occurred when he was very bored as he had to stay indoors for three weeks on vets orders.

‘Although he has chewed and destroyed his dog bed and countless other items, he is a lovely dog and I couldn’t be without him.’

Laura won a new blind and a £500 prize for her troubles.

Harry came second in the competition to find Britain's naughtiest pet for his newspaper shredding antics

Harry came second in the competition to find Britain’s naughtiest pet for his newspaper shredding antics

A recent study found that pets are responsible for more than £1.2bn in damage to owners’ homes every year.

Dogs are the worst culprits, with 52 per cent damaged items put down to mutts wrecking the home when owners are out, with cats responsible for 40 per cent and the remaining eight per cent taken up by hamsters, rats, gerbils, rabbits, birds, snakes and micropigs.

Second place in the nationwide competition was claimed by a dog that loves to shred newspapers and magazines.

Harry, owned by Kyle and Kay Gregory, from Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, loves to leave a paper trail all over the house.

In third place came Stoops, a black cat owned by Sarah Bateman, which regularly opens the fridge and hops in to lick to top of the milk bottle at her home in Burnley.

 

Stoops the cat came third thanks to her habit of entering the fridge and licking the tops of milk cartons

Stoops the cat came third thanks to her habit of entering the fridge and licking the tops of milk cartons

In fourth place, Dolly the doormat destroyer caught red pawed by owner Sarah Fawcett from West Yorkshire

In fourth place, Dolly the doormat destroyer caught red pawed by owner Sarah Fawcett from West Yorkshire

Lili the pug loves to climb blinds, wrecking them in the process and earning her fifth place for owner Keli Hancock from Manchester

Lili the pug loves to climb blinds, wrecking them in the process and earning her fifth place for owner Keli Hancock from Manchester

Lucky the sofa savage, who belongs to Nicola Brunt-Wilde, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, sits in the middle of her carnage which won her sixth place

Lucky the sofa savage, who belongs to Nicola Brunt-Wilde, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, sits in the middle of her carnage which won her sixth place

In seventh place is Eddie, pictured seconds after he ruined Mandy Mason's Christmas tree in London

In seventh place is Eddie, pictured seconds after he ruined Mandy Mason’s Christmas tree in London

Manny, in eighth place, loves to roll around in the mud and spread mucky footprints around Becky Shorting's home in Norwich

Manny, in eighth place, loves to roll around in the mud and spread mucky footprints around Becky Shorting’s home in Norwich

Frank loves to rip Charlie Jones' magazines to shreds when she gets home from work in Cheshire, earning him ninth spot

Frank loves to rip Charlie Jones’ magazines to shreds when she gets home from work in Cheshire, earning him ninth spot

Tenth place goes to Rocky the parrot, who likes to wreck blinds in the home of his owner Leesa Halton, of Wigan

Tenth place goes to Rocky the parrot, who likes to wreck blinds in the home of his owner Leesa Halton, of Wigan


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Ulfric,

Imperial City in Cyrodiil, Vatican,

13 minutes ago

put them down on the spot

meerkat21,

Colombo, Sri Lanka,

29 minutes ago

That’s what dogs did when they were in their natural habitats — the jungle; Rip animals apart. Also dig to find small animals to eat and burrows for nesting. Over thousands of years humans have weaned them off ripping animals. So, now, they rip whatever they can find. Happier the dogs – the more naughty they are. We all love their antics and I hate to see a highly disciplined robot of a dog.

buttercookies,

Boston, United States,

1 hour ago

What mess?

Frank Stevy,

Upper Arlington OH,

1 hour ago

Just an example of our times with little or no discipline , what do you expect ? Guess our forefather ( for thousands of years ) were wrong ?

Kinghoo,

Toronto, Canada,

1 hour ago

I hate pets.

Leicestergirl63,

Leicester, United Kingdom,

1 hour ago

People who are animal haters tend to be very unpleasant people. Nobody who is caring, decent and who has a heart would possibly hate animals.

Kayjaytee,

Cleveland Ohio, United States,

32 minutes ago

They probably hate you right back.

Sharpf22,

Belfast, United Kingdom,

2 hours ago

9th should of been first

Amber,

London, United Kingdom,

2 hours ago

Manny should’ve won. That face is priceless!

TheDillo,

Weston, United Kingdom,

2 hours ago

I used to have a pet rat who would raid my wardrobe drawers to destroy my clothes on a regular basis – she chewed up a silk camisole once, which was not amusing…. My Jack Russell will ‘kill’ anything that comes through the letterbox but is otherwise totally non-destructive.

David_Winters,

Monte Carlo, Monaco,

2 hours ago

Donate them to science.

StatVeritas7,

Canada, Canada,

2 hours ago

Idiot!!

bee,

London,

1 hour ago

Donate your brain to science, you might contribute to curing idiocy!

Ivor,

Cork, Ireland,

2 hours ago

All in small confined spaces, without being given enough exercise = inevitable results.

They’re not naughty, their owners are.

Leicestergirl63,

Leicester, United Kingdom,

1 hour ago

I agree. It’s cruel to keep animals cooped up without enough (or any) exercise, freedom to move around, activities to keep them occupied, etc. My vile next door neighbour has a gorgeous Border Collie who never, ever gets walked and who is cooped up inside their house most of the time, day in and day out. The dog is only about 3 years old and has apparently had a hip replacement awhile ago, which I would have thought it virtually unheard of for such a young dog. I’m sure if she has a normal, caring owner and got the exercise and stimulation that she needs to be healthy and happy that would never have happened. I feel so sad for her and wish desperately that she could be rehomed to someone who would genuinely care about her and her wellbeing.

meerkat21,

Colombo, Sri Lanka,

39 minutes ago

Pretty obvious that you don’t know much about dogs.

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