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We loved hearing that the UK is a nation of dog lover's at heart - with getting a dog being #29 on the bucket list. What was interesting to see is getting a cat or another animal was not on the list, therefore perhaps showing the commitment getting a dog takes and that it is more of a desire as you move on through life and can offer the commitment it takes to own a dog. 

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What age do most people get a dog?

According to the survey, when we hit 30 we start to tick more things off our bucket list, with a focus on doing the things that matter most to us in life. Whether that be family, travel or pets - of course, is all dependent on the individual.

The findings emerged that 59% tend to stay in their comfort zone, whilst just 30% considered themselves to be someone who seizes the day.

Getting a dog is, of course, a life-changing time, with you having to take responsibility for its well-being from then on. Whilst some may consider it staying in their comfort zone if used to animals, others may find it a big change to their homes. 

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How can I get a dog?

Dogs can either be bought as a puppy from a certified breeder or adopted. We of course always love to see dogs who don't have a home find their new families, so looking at animal charities for rehoming such as Battersea dogs home is a great place to start. If they don't have the dog for you, they might be able to point you in another direction to continue your search.

Remember... a dog is for life, not just for Christmas. Although we may want a dog in our lives it's always important to ask yourself if you can look after it properly from here on out. 

What else is on the top 30 bucket list?

1. See the Northern Lights
2. Visit the seven wonders of the world
3. Fly First Class
4. Swim with dolphins
5. Travel on the Orient Express
6. Drive Route 66
7. Learn to play a musical instrument
8. Go on a cruise
9. Ride in a helicopter
10. Ski
11. Drive a rally car
12. Move house
13. Learn a language
14. Run a marathon
15. Get married
16. Eat in a Michelin starred restaurant
17. Research your family tree
18. Apply to be an extra in a movie or television show
19. Learn to fly a plane
20. Change your career
21. Quit your job
22. Write a novel
23. Get a tattoo
24. Go to a casino in Las Vegas
25. Live in another country
26. Try bungee jumping
27. Learn to dance
28. Go skydiving
29. Get a dog
30. Go glamping

So, what's on your bucket list?

*This survey was conducted by The Oxford Ski Company. Read more here