Mischievous golden retriever crowned Britain’s muckiest pup

A mischievous five-year-old golden retriever with a passion for puddles and mud-strewn adventures has officially been crowned the muckiest pup in Britain.

Cuddly canine Obi was named Dr. Beckmann’s first-ever Mucky Pet Award winner ahead of National Love Your Pet Day on February 20th, after impressing a panel of judges with his love of mud.

A hilarious set of photos taken this week show the pooch, pleased as punch, frolicking in a reservoir, with mud splatters all over his golden fur as he gallops through the water.

Obi clinched the coveted Mucky Pet Award title after being nominated by his long-suffering owner Susan, who, despite her four-legged friend’s frequent hijinks, said she loves watching him do what he loves most – getting mucky.

Obi and Susan live on a farm near Hexham in Northumberland with her other golden retriever, Burt, and her three horses.

Susan said: “Obi is without a doubt the muckiest pup around, Dr. Beckmann couldn’t have picked a more worthy winner. Getting muddy is his favourite thing to do and he gets himself into a right state almost every time he leaves the house.

“Living on a farm means there are plenty of places for him to get dirty, but as long as he’s having fun, it doesn’t bother me, I think it’s hilarious most of the time – except when he runs upstairs all over my cream carpet covered in mud or uses his tail as a weapon to knock over cups and glasses.

“And there was one time that he found himself exploring a drainage pipe, it’s fair to say that’s not an experience I want to relive.”

Susan added: “I go through at least two bottles of Pet Stain & Odour Remover a week cleaning up after the dogs, I would definitely recommend it to pet owners as it’s the only thing that I’ve found that 100% works – especially on cream carpets.”

This week, Susan’s rambunctious retriever saw off hundreds of other dogs to take the top title at the first-ever Dr. Beckmann Mucky Pet Awards.

To honour the achievement, the cleaning brand has awarded Obi with a £250 voucher and a personalised Pet Stain & Odour Remover to use after all those muddy walks.

He also won a professional photoshoot and a canvas paw-trait for his deserving owner.

Natasha Brook, Dr. Beckmann spokesperson, said: “We’re thrilled to announce Obi as the first Dr. Beckmann Mucky Pet Award winner. Obi’s mischievous spirit and love for muddy adventures captured our hearts and showcased the essence of the unique accolade.

“At Dr. Beckmann, we understand the special bond between pets and their owners, and Obi’s triumph celebrates the delightful chaos that comes with having a lovable messy companion. We commend Susan for embracing the joy that Obi brings.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the paw­-fect pair and look forward to sharing in the joy of many more muddy adventures ahead!”

Five other pet pooches also got an honourable mention from the panel for being among the nation’s muckiest pups, receiving five custom hampers and, importantly, their own personalised Pet Stain & Odour Remover.

The Mucky Pet Award follows new Dr. Beckmann research revealing the top five muckiest and cleanest breeds, with retrievers, interestingly, not making either end of the list.

Labradors are the muckiest pooches of all, according to the data, with Great Danes and German Shepherds rounding off top three scruffiest pups. At the other end of the scale, pint-sized Chihuahuas were found to be the cleanest breed, followed by Shih Tzus and Beagles

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