by Nikki Savvides in New Trends on Thursday 13 August 2009

A survey of two thousand Britons has revealed the country’s perfect pet. Max is a bizarre hybrid that is part cat, part dog, part rabbit and part horse. Insurance firm More Than, which conducted the research, suggests that Max ‘has high energy levels, loves daily walks and sleeps for an average of nine hours 27 minutes a day’.

I’m not quite sure how an insurance firm plans to benefit from the study, but it is certainly an interesting insight into what the British public values in their companion animals. However, some people are not so convinced that Max is particularly interesting after all, with one commentator suggesting that ‘this may just be the most pointless research ever completed’.