New research has shown significant increase in dog and puppy accessories over lockdown.
Online searches within the region for dogs increased 33% whilst searches for puppies soared 46% during the same period – higher than the UK average rises of 31% and 42% respectively.
Whilst searches for dog grooming and dog training also grew, the increase wasn’t as great as dog clothing which rose 25%, and dog jackets with a 28% rise in people searching for these products.
Kerry Cunliffe, Founder of Coco’s Puppy Boutique, said ‘Clearly, 2020 has been a really tough year for so many people, but it seems that many dog owners are willing to spoil their dogs now more than ever.”
“And that comes as no surprise really. We recently celebrated World Mental Health Day, and knowing how closely we care for our canine companions and the positive impact they can have on our physical and mental health, particularly when times are tough, this has really been reflected in our research.”
Lancashire dog lovers are also shifting their interest away from dog collars in 2020 too, with online searches for dog harnesses growing at a much faster rate this year.
“Harnesses have been super popular over recent months, and with an increase in the range of styles, designs and features of dog harnesses this seems to be the growing trend ahead of what’s set to be an exciting Christmas for our pampered forever puppies!”.