Scoop on Poop: Experts Reveal the Secret Stinky Stats

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
If you thought that poop scooping business was easy, think again.

Nobody likes to pick up their dog’s poop, but we all do it. After all, can you really say you’re a dog parent if you’ve never felt your pooch’s warm doo-doo through a thin layer of a poop bag? It’s truly a deed that makes or breaks a pet parent. But what about when scooping doggie number two is in your job description? Professional dog walkers revealed some surprising facts about the bowel movements of man’s best friend.

According to the data gathered by, their dog walkers pick up about 9,000 poops a day, which equals about 2,000 pounds of waste on a daily basis. Even those of us with stinky math skills (pun intended) can calculate that this comes to around a whopping 7 tons of dog poop scooped weekly. In addition, not all pooches are responsible for the same amounts of poop. The stats indicate that Seattle, Denver, and Chicago are the top 3 US cities when it comes to the most canine crap collected from the sidewalks.

Apparently, most pooches have a preference when it comes to the period of the day when they do their business. Majority of company’s canine clients felt best if they start the day by emptying their bowels- the average time is around 7 AM sharp. However, those posh pups that live in New York and Los Angeles are real early birds and like to poop at sunrise, usually at 5 in the morning.

The walkers also noted that some dog breeds are better “performers” than others. For some reason. Korean Mastiff, Longhaired Whippet, and Brazilian Terrier tend to poop more than other breeds. Rover’s walkers know they’ll be getting busy with the poop bags when they have one of these dogs on the other side of the leash.

How about your pooch? Do they have any pooping quirks or weird preferences? Share your pooch’s potty routine in the comment section below!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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