At www.pet-insurance.co.uk we’re barking mad about football and we couldn’t wait for the Euro 2016 tournament to begin in France. For the very first time the newly-expanded tournament will be contested by 24 teams, up from the 16-team format used since 1996. The French will be hosting the tournament and hoping to inject it with their own unique joie de vivre that lingers as long in the memory as the 1998 World Cup tournament. With ten host cities, spanning from Lille in the north to Marseille in the south, the total attendance of the tournament is expected to exceed over half a million people.
We love our football but we also love our dogs. Some clever folk here at www.pet-insurance.co.uk have put together a couple of handy infographics to help you get to grips with Euro 2016. Football tournaments can be a dog-eat-dog battle and you don’t want to end up hitting the bar(k) or you might end up back at home with your Wag(ging tail). That’s right, it’s EURUFF 2016 and here are all of the dog breeds for each country involved. See if any of the names ring a bell…
When it comes to naming their dogs, pet owners sometimes like to wear their colours on their sleeve. We wanted to see which footballers www.pet-insurance.co.uk customers* named their dogs after, and you might be surprised by the results. Look away now Wales fans…
- (Wayne) Rooney 0%
- Eden (Hazard) 52%
- (Cristiano) Ronaldo 67%
- (Mezut) Ozil 86%
- (Gareth) Bale 95%
UNBEATABLE^ – A beagle named Purin beat her own Guinness World Record for catching footballs with her paws in 2015. 14 in one minute! That’s the puppy!
ENGLAND’S WORLD CUP IN A PICKLE!~ – When the famous Jules Rimet trophy was stolen in 1966, a black and white collie dog named Pickles soon sniffed it out!
CRUFTIANO RONALDO˚ – Is there anything he can’t do? A poodle named Pitfour Cristianoronaldo claimed 3rd place in the Yearling class at the 2016 Crufts dog show.
^ Source: ©Guinness World Records
~ Source: ©BBC
˚ Source: ©The Kennel Club Limited