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'Britain's Naughtiest Dog' Has Cost Owners £9,000 After Munching On Their Belongings

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'Britain's Naughtiest Dog' Has Cost Owners £9,000 After Munching On Their Belongings

A couple reckon they could be the owners of Britain's naughtiest pooch, given that he's chewed through eight sofas, two dining room tables and 10 remote controls - costing them almost £9,000.

Owners Jill Kirkham and her partner Steve say Cooper the boxer first started chomping on furniture when he was just a year old, and since then has racked up a lengthy list of items, including six mobile phones, rugs and even a set of nesting tables.

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According to Jill, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, it's cost thousands to replace the items Cooper has munched since they first got him in 2015.

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She said: "Cooper is definitely Britain's naughtiest dog.

"You can't take your eyes off him for a second - or he'll be up to no good.

"We could tell he was going to be mischievous when we got him as a pup, but I was not expecting to have to shell out £9,000 for new furniture.

"He didn't just nibble the cuddle chair, he took it back to the bare framework.

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"To say it was a shock when I walked in from work was an understatement.

"He has cost us an arm and a leg, but I wouldn't have him any other way.

"He is my best friend and the most loving dog."

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It all kicked off when Cooper was around one and he destroyed a cuddle chair, leaving it in tatters.

"I was so shocked," she said.

"It was then I realised just how destructive he was."

And it didn't stop there - just two weeks later Jill came home and found stuffing strewn across her kitchen and her sofa pulled to pieces.

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She said: "This time I was not happy. He had left it in tatters.

"We spent a few weeks without any furniture before we could replace it."

In an attempt to stop his chewing, Jill and Steve attempted to crate train Cooper, but that didn't work.

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"We went to see our neighbours and when we got back he had escaped from his crate," Jill said.

"He had twisted the bars to free himself and eaten apart our brand new sofa.

"I couldn't believe it."

Cooper has gone through puppy classes, puppy university and agility to try and control his behaviour and his owners think he finally seems to be calming down.

Jill added: "He hasn't eaten our latest sofa yet.

"It's a leather one and I don't think he likes the taste of it.

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Credit: SWNS

"We've gone through eight sofas, numerous mobile phones, two dining tables, rugs, shoes, trainers and handbags galore.

"But we wouldn't change him for the world."

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Topics: Dog, UK, Animals

Claire Reid
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