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Halloween Hounds: Milk-Bone Study Shows Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters *Giveaway closed*

treats for all

Although Halloween has usually been considered a children’s holiday, these days increasing numbers of “furry kids” are getting in on the fun.

Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo’s Kitchen) conducted an original survey of 3,000 dog parents nationwide to find the top 25 states that most like to include their pups, the nation’s most popular “Doggy Halloween Tricks,” and each breed’s favorite special treats — right in time for the spooky-fun holiday.

Fun Halloween Stats:


  •  44% of NY pet parents have dressed their dog in costume versus 28% of California pet parents
  •  38% of NY pet parents have greeted trick-or-treaters with their dog while 18% of pet parents in California have
  • 18% of Texas pet parents have given their dog extra treats for Halloween and 16% have taken their dog trick-or-treating.


  • Big dogs like Dobermans and Great Danes prefer “real meat treats”, while most small ones (Pomeranians and Pugs) choose “soft and chewy” snacks – like Pup-Peroni
  • Soft and chewy treats are also the all-time favorites of terriers (58%), and toy dogs (59%)
  • Biscuits and crunchy treats (like Milk-Bone) are the clear favorites of hounds (53%), herding dogs (56%), and sporting dogs (57%)


Because dogs are the ultimate tricksters, Milo’s Kitchen brand dog treats wanted to uncover, for the first time, which tricks dogs are best able to perform. The nation’s most popular doggy tricks are:

#1: Sit (77% of dogs can do this on command)
#2: Shake paws (58%)
#3: Lay down (57%)
#4: Stay (50%)
#5: Give a kiss (44%)
#6: Beg (31%)
#7: Roll over (27%)
#8: Speak or bark (26%)
#9: Spin (14%)
#10: Play dead (10%)

For wacky DIY doggie costumes, ideas on how to treat your pet, or for downloadable decorations to show your neighbors you’re celebrating with your pup, please visit this special Howl-o-ween website, from Big Heart Pet brands’ Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo’s Kitchen.

For a chance to see your dog’s Halloween photo in the Milk-Bone Halloween website and social channels, tag it on FB, Instagram or Twitter with #TreatsForAll.

Milk-Bone Study Shows Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters


ONE winner will receive a prize pack of goodies for their dog! ENTER

Halloween Hounds: Milk-Bone Study Shows Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters *Giveaway ends Nov. 2nd*

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10 Responses to “Halloween Hounds: Milk-Bone Study Shows Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters *Giveaway closed*”

  1. Kathleen Walsh says:

    My pup and I celebrate by giving him his own treats to enjoy especially for Halloween!!

  2. Kristie says:

    Our pups may get extra treats on Halloween, but they’re not fans of dressing up 🙂

  3. Cheryl says:

    Our dogs up as Minnie Mouse for Halloween. I found the cutest costumes on clearance at the Disney Store.

  4. Patricia says:

    We have a Shih Tzuh he is going to be a little devil this year. He is the sweetest.

  5. Jamie says:

    I have a Golden Retriever he’s going to be a Jedi Knight! He loves his treats!

  6. Kim Miller says:

    My German Shepherd Diesel isn’t a fan of dressing up so he will help me pass out candy and get some special treats of his own.

  7. Laura J says:

    Oh our dogs always enjoy Halloween…as they sit at the window and bark all night! 🙂 They have so much fun! I always get them a little Halloween toy!

  8. Heather Dawn says:

    My Boston Terrier will be Piglet this year!

  9. heather hayes panjon says:

    My Dog Zoey Is Going To Be A Witch For Halloween

  10. janetfaye says:

    My little dog is dressing up as a skeleton this Halloween.