What is the most expensive thing DDog has destroyed?

(61 Posts)
SpicyPear Wed 28-Nov-12 14:52:28

I just found my Chanel specs in pieces sad It's a long story but it is of course my fault and I'm not angry with her, but I have had a little cry over my nice specs that I can't afford to replace at the moment and weren't insured.

So, does anyone else care to share their tales of woe? smile

Pagwatch Wed 28-Nov-12 14:54:58

Three pairs of L. K Bennett shoes. About £120 each. Shithead.

Lougle Wed 28-Nov-12 14:57:28

A pair of girl's trainers, less than 24 hours old worth £36

ByTheWay1 Wed 28-Nov-12 14:59:53

Chewed through my laptop power cable - last Xmas day - fused the power supply - it is of a type "no longer being made" so I had to buy a new laptop - £475!!!!!! little shit is one of his "cleaner" nicknames....

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Nov-12 15:00:09

My dog isn't too destructive and I don't have leave expensive things lying around but he has a strange pechant for chewing the zips and buttons off my clothes - rendering a few ruined so it accumulates. Thank goodness jeans have metal rivetted buttons, they're dented but still operable.

He pulls down and tosses clothes around when we're out, fortunately none of my cashmere woolies have zips or buttons so they are undamaged.

Its only my clothes which receive this attention!

FayeKorgasm Wed 28-Nov-12 15:00:52

My favourite black ankle boots. They were high but really comfortable to wear and walk in.

I'm much more careful now!

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 28-Nov-12 15:07:45

Dd1's brand new shoes £30. She'd only wore them once. Followed by dd1's netbook charger £25 and dd1's NDS charger £12 and several of dd1's packed lunch bags 4 x £8. Are we seeing a pattern here?

There are four people in this house, either puppy is systematically destroying all of dd1's things because he hates her (her theory) or she is the only person in the house who has yet to learn she needs to put her things away or they will be eaten.

Poledra Wed 28-Nov-12 15:14:20

Not me, but my dad's friend's dog. Front wing of a (stationary) car - he was a Doberman with a hell of a turn of speed but not much steering grin

Gucci sunglasses. £300.
I own nothing designer, I have never bought a designer handbag, I wear no jewellery, but I do wear sunglasses so after a year when I worked exceptionally hard I treated myself to them and kept them for best.
They are the only thing the b****rd dog has ever destroyed, and he didn't just chew them he obliterated them. I think it was the leather case that got his attention, and he came joyfully running up the door to greet me with a little 'G' hanging out of his mouth.

I have still not forgiven him.

BeerTricksPott3r Wed 28-Nov-12 15:21:05

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GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Nov-12 15:21:29

Dooin - my dog only destroys my things - its not that I leave more clothes where he can get at them than DH and DD (on the contrary) - it seems to be a strange sign of his devotion to me!

An entire solid wood floor.

Mum was gone an hour.

Frontpaw Wed 28-Nov-12 15:26:06

A brand new £600 dining chair. Chewed through the whole bottom rung.

ImperialStateKnickers Wed 28-Nov-12 15:26:48

My mum and dads dog ate the crutch out of all my brother's underpants when they were in the basket waiting to go round the wash. Left everyone else's alone. Ewwww...

littlewhitebag Wed 28-Nov-12 16:07:32

My dog ate a brand new dog bed within an hour of me buying it for her! She now sleeps on a manky old quilt which she shows no interest in chewing!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Nov-12 16:16:15

>An entire solid wood floor
What is he - Clifford the Big Red dog?

SpicyPear Wed 28-Nov-12 16:52:42

Thanks all! The wood floor one takes the biscuit. SpicyDog is not usually destructive so I'm not used to having to hide stuff away from her! Let's hope it doesn't get to that...

Floralnomad Wed 28-Nov-12 17:25:48

My mums last dog ate through several kitchen units during his lifetime and his partner in crime ate a flotex kitchen floor and destroyed the patio several times by digging up the grouting in between the slabs. The worst mine has done is eat 2 dog beds , so now he only has blankets ( with holes in ) and he also ate a pair of Egyptian cotton sheets that I left by the washing machine.

sununu Wed 28-Nov-12 17:40:04

cashmere. a dressing gown, two jumpers and a cardigan so far (that's pretty much all the 'good' knits I owned. she doesn't like the cheaper stuff.
also my favorite jacket and dh's credit card.
check out this site, might make you feel better

tipsycat Wed 28-Nov-12 22:06:45

I can win this one!!!

A kitchen. Lovely dog set fire to it. I had put the kids lunch boxes on top of the hob, out of his reach. He managed to turn on the hob and set the lunch boxes on fire, which wrecked the kitchen. The hob was destroyed, and everything else was smoke damaged. The fire brigade were not sure whether to believe that the dog was responsible.

I don't leave the lunch boxes there anymore.

grin not Clifford the big red dog just a loopy old English sheep dog, it was the kitchen floor, to this day we don't know how she did it.

Inthepotty Wed 28-Nov-12 22:42:01

DSS passport.

My steering wheel of a courtesy car.

3 bloody sky remotes. £25 EACH!!! maybe got sick of sky sports news

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Wed 28-Nov-12 22:54:13

A thermos lunch bag, about £8, and an unchecked lottery ticket sad we could've been millionaires!

oreocrumbs Wed 28-Nov-12 23:01:46

Over the years various dogs have eaten us out of a fortune!

The most memorable was the one with a taste for £20 notes. Not £10s or £5s only ever the £20s hmm.

(We have a cash business and used to bring the money home and count it on the coffee table, DDog would casually saunter past and take a mouthful!) What followed should probably be sculpted rather than described, the mad dash and great wrestling match must have been spectacular grin

Others have destroyed - a friend's passport, when they were literally at our house on the way to the airport. That cost us a lot.

Numerous designer shoes. A favourite chew toy of one of them would be dubarry boots, £200 - £300 a pop.

Furniture, toys, you name it every dog we have ever had has got it jaws around something it shouldn't have!

All the wooden handles and edges of our pine bedroom furniture - to replace the furniture will cost £100s
The strap off my new handbag (£80 odd)
One of my new brown winter boots (so had to buy a whole new pair at around £95)
The handles off four badminton rackets, ds's trainers, my gardening crocs, dd's horseriding crop, a posh wicker dog bed, several boxes of cereal, the list is endless....

Good job we love him grin

dwagdays Thu 29-Nov-12 04:58:31

Omg tipsy, what a dog.

Mine ate 2 sofas at over a grand a piece. Bashed and chewed through a solid wood door. Ate the corner off a table whilst we were on holiday, cost an extra 250 as a result!

A 250 coat (not mine)

After puppyhood all was fine.

SpicyPear Thu 29-Nov-12 07:34:02

Top prize to tipsydog for destructive ingenuity¡

So it seems my £350 specs are actually small fry. This thread has cheered me up no end, along with DH announcing he'd never really liked them anyway and to go off today and replace them on him smile

Fifty quid we left on the coffee table.

And my laptop power cable.

And a handmade woollen cloak made for me by a friend (probably could replace this, but irreplacable in that it was made for me by someone I care about).

Damn dog, he is lucky he's so cute or he'd have gone a looooong time ago!!

Dexidoo Thu 29-Nov-12 07:47:01

Our lovely border collie was a real chewer in his puppyhood (well until about 2) his destroy list included

DH's iPhone - discovered him throwing it about with glee in the garden, punctured with teeth marks
Banister spindles, window frame
2 dining suites-admittedly only ikea but actually ate table legs and chair backs. We replaced it with a old solid wood set from a junk shop which obviously did not taste as good
About half a dozen telephone wires

It is lovely to hear of other dog disasters!

GoldenOrangeWhippoorwhill Thu 29-Nov-12 10:14:59

One if mine broke a couple of bannister spindles running into them. Crazy puppy zoomies.

Old Dog ripped apart a single bed mattress and they all had to sleep on vet bed until we got another one. She also destroyed at least three dog beds. She ate a handbag, a nice pair of boots and a couple of remote controls and probably quite a few toys that the boys forgot to put away.

One memorable year they ate Christmas. We went to visit my Mum leaving the fridge groaning with turkey, beef, ham, puddings, nibbly things, pate, cheese, a huge trifle, chocolates and a ton of other Xmas goodies. Returned to the three most stuffed dogs I have ever seen and an empty fridge. It's funny now but I was less than impressed back then. In typical retriever style they slept for the rest of the day, squitted all over the dog room during the night (oh joy) and demanded breakfast in the morning. After that we got a child lock for the fridge.

We got our Goldie because he had destroyed his owners kitchen. Apparently he'd chewed the door, ripped up the flooring, pulled off cupboard doors, gnawed on the worktops and pretty much demolished it. I also had a friend who fostered rescue Great Danes and she had one who ripped up the inside of her car while she was in the vets. She was only gone about 10 minutes and he'd shredded the seats, ripped up the carpet, chewed the gear stick and steering wheel and was getting to work on the roof covering.

tipsycat Thu 29-Nov-12 10:42:30

I wonder if some breeds are more destructive than others?

Firestarter dog is a hungarian viszler. As well as the fire incident, he's destroyed all 6 of the kitchen chairs, he's eaten the seat covers and chewed the foam, and is slowly working his way around all the chair backs as well. It's a good excuse to have to go out for Christmas dinner!! There's no point replacing tham yet, he's only 1 so could destroy another set yet.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 16:16:06

>I wonder if some breeds are more destructive than others?
one advantage of a dachsund is that they can only destroy at a low level. DH's boyhood dachs was a car interior eater; ours travels in a soft crate, he's on his 3rd but they aren't that expensive relative to some of your stories. Though the worst thing he ate was a whole peace lily which according to the vet and all internet information should have killed him - fortunately it didn't, if it had I think he'd have won this competition for destroying my most treasured possession.

nemno Thu 29-Nov-12 16:23:31

A back door. He chewed a hole right through the lower wood panel to get in during a thunderstorm.

I'm afraid most of your dogs are beginners. Demonic Wolf Dog has amongst many other things destroyed every door, window ledge and skirting board in the house, two leather sofas (she ate the entire arm off one of them, the other one just has a hole in the middle), two mobile phones, three remote controls, two pairs of glasses, countless pairs of shoes (more than ten pairs), one of them worn only once, two of them were pairs of steel toe cap work boots as well. She's also had all of the wiring out of the back of the car, one of the seat belts, the material that covers the roof in the car, the plastic off the back of the brake light. Two expensive dog beds, two expensive leather dog leads (one of which I'd had for years, was gutted when she ate that), a wooden giraffe I brought back from Africa which can't be replaced (still bitter about that one)...you know what, I've lost track she's destroyed so much, these were only the memorable ones in a long list of destruction. Readers, she's only bloody 15 months old (weeps quietly to self) I've had dogs all my life but I have never known a destructive power like this one. You literally only have to turn your back for five minutes and there's carnage...

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 16:36:37

The thing I don't quite get is why after eating expensive dog bed 1 you'd have got another for her to snack on?

Oh and she's broken virtually every glass in the house as well, her favourite party trick is picking things out of the washing up bowl or off the draining board and 'playing' with them, almost always glasses, some of them she's managed to carry all the way upstairs before she's smashed them!

snigger Thu 29-Nov-12 16:37:49

Now deceased dog (The ending of existence not being directly linked to the act of destruction, should you worry) gnawed the cover off a B&O speaker - I actually asked DH not to tell me how much it cost to repair so I didn't have to hold it against the pup.

His most expensive act was probably when he ended his own life in a large dog versus red deer apocalypse, meat-headed bugger that he was. £850 dog, immeasurable gap in the family. Despite the agony, we're still finding stuff now that he chewed into oblivion and cunningly hid - we dug up our bay tree to move it and found a long lost spurtle (pointy stick for porridge stirring purposes) secreted deep beneath it, with the tell tale chew marks)

Our current terrier cocked his leg on my husband's kilt as it lay draped over a chair - that was a moment....

oreocrumbs Thu 29-Nov-12 16:38:28

We got one of our dogs because she ate her owners kitchen too confused. She never chewed a single thing for us!

Of course the others have more than compensated for her showing restraint grin

Its funny when you look into the cost of getting a dog (insurance, food, vets, equipment etc) you never think to factor in these little hidden costs!

What can I say, I'm an idiot! I felt sorry for my older GSD as she needed a more padded bed to lie on so bought another 'virtually indestructable' one with memory foam in it. It was supposed to be 'nearly chew proof' waterproof etc, cost about £60 bloody quid. She just ripped the zip out instead and we came home to a landing knee high in a sea of memory foam chips.

peeriebear Thu 29-Nov-12 16:40:39

Last Christmas's turkey crown. Free range, visited the farm to see all the happy Bronzes gobbling about, very much anticipated and very tasty. We got through less than a third of it and the bloody bloody dog got to it overnight (it was somewhere that had previously been well out of his reach- how he must have persevered angry) and ate the whole thing. I was LIVID. And I am still bitter!

Poor long suffeirng GSD just has to cope with vetbed now due to Demonic Wolf Hounds antics grin see, I did learn my lesson after the second time.

Could be worse, my friend's boxer ate her wedding cake.

cathpip Thu 29-Nov-12 16:46:43

My old Lab chewed a hole in the kitchen wall threw to the dining room, in my ex's house.......

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 29-Nov-12 16:50:21

My sister's lurcher is systematically eating my parents home. Up to now he has eaten all the skirting and door frames in the kitchen. The bottom of the kitchen and bathroom doors. Half of the lino in the bathroom, a good portion of the kitchen floor and the remainder of the kitchen stool that their dearly departed Lab never managed to finish.

I left him in my house for 45 minutes under my sister's assurances that he only ate things when he was locked in places and alone and he would be fine in my house with my dogs to play with and access to my yard. He ate a chunk out of my dining room door and has been banned from my house ever since.

OH wants to defend his dog and point out that the seatbelt was actually eaten by MY dog not his. True, but he went on to say 'oh, did you forget the fence panel she ate, and the garden furniture, and the teddy bear I bought you, and the feather pillow, and the cable off the vaccum cleaner/drill/....etc' and rather ruined his own point!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 21:10:05

Purple - do you actually feed your wolf dog?

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:20

Purple what breed is your wolf dog? She sounds very hungry whatever she is grin

stinkymice Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:55

stinkydog (lurcher) dug up and chewed holes in my superking sized Temper foam mattress!!! All the kids naice wooden toys, train track etc, he had a taste for schleich. 4 stools, various books, lovely wedge shoes I bought for a wedding, the kids crocs. The eyes and noses he removed from any cuddly toy left lying around. He is 3 now and has stopped (mostly) except he did chew DS2's wooden bow the other day, but it was left lying around.

differentnameforthis Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:35

Erm ...nothing!

She's a czech wolfdog - German Shepherd crossed with a Carpathian Wolf and a whole load of crazy! We do feed her (get through a couple of massive sacks of dog food in our house every month with two big dogs to feed) but she just likes to munch on anything leather or wood. We've bought her all sorts of toys to destroy play with but she's just very evil exuberant.

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Fri 30-Nov-12 15:08:44

Wow like this? You weren't joking then when you called her a wolf dog grin

bubble2bubble Fri 30-Nov-12 17:51:07

A Bang and Olufsen television.
We should have known better, for this was only after they had already eaten the corner of the kitchen table, two trip trap chairs and all the skirting boards.

twooter Fri 30-Nov-12 17:52:39

Seat belts ina Mitsubishi car. Only Mitsubishi belts will replace them , total cost over several belts about £600.

WoodRose Fri 30-Nov-12 17:53:51

My dearly departed collie had a "penchant" for antique mahogany. DH had inherited quite a few pieces of Georgian furniture and DCollie managed to customise them all. smile

This is a fantastic thread.

The only contribution I can make is my aunt's cavalier puppy who ate the best part of a large fruit cake. Puppy and fruit cake are a very bad combination. It very nearly killed him.

LoosingBattle Fri 30-Nov-12 18:13:32

A black ink cartridge for a printer hmm not expensive in itself but when you factor in bed linen, carpets, clothes and everything else he could get his paws/mouth on it soon adds up! confused

kippertastic Fri 30-Nov-12 18:57:55

The safety net, padding and bouncy bit from a 12ft trampoline (about £120), followed by an emergency op to fish it all out again (££££££££s).

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Sun 02-Dec-12 23:10:12

Some jaw dropping stories here. Made my week smile

Picked up my new pair of glasses yesterday and when I handed over the credit card I thanked my lucky stars it was for specs and not a kitchen...

Yes Merry, just like that, except...more evil. She's very pretty, it's deceptive. The 'trainability of a German Shepherd' bit on wickipedia is all lies, must have been written by someone who doesn't live with one grin

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 03-Dec-12 12:57:49

I'm not sure I have the strength ir the memory to give a full list, but before the vet suggested I crate-train her in order to prolong her life expectancy she went through
10+ pairs of shoes
A single bed
2 sky remotes
All the beading around the floor
Countless socks ( one being surgically removed hence the vet's advice)
Countless pairs of pants
A phone
A razor
4 bottles of bubble bath
5 dog beds
2 pillows
The tv/sky wires which she pulled out of the wall along with the plug socket
A digital photo frame
Her lead
2 pairs of pyjamas
2 doors
2 sets of blinds
A sofa
A chair
A fire place
3 bins
A fiver (which I did not find in her poo and did not Sellotape back together and use to pay for a taxi)

DreamingOfTheMaldives Mon 03-Dec-12 17:05:32

My labradoodle doesn't eat things, just chews them into million of pieces.

When he was younger he had a penchant for electric flex - off lamps, heaters, phone chargers - he once destroyed a phone charger, so I went out to buy a new one. The man in the shop thought it highly amusing when I had to go back the very next day to buy another one as he'd destroyed that one as well - less than 24 hours I'd had it!

Other things he's destroyed:
The interior of the car boot!
My favourite boots
The stair carpet
Husband's designer glasses
My Mum's remote control
His bed x 3
The post on numerous occasions until we got an outside post box. Once left ink all over the floor after attacking the ink cartridges which had been delivered.
My Blackberry!
A sheep draft excluder -(strangely he just cuddles the new dog one we have)

I can't get mad at him though because he is just too bloody cute.

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