70% of British adults and 76% of Scottish adults have admitted they'd trust a fictional dog leader over a current political leader, with 35% choosing Lassie and a further 35% choosing Gromit, ahead of David Cameron at 14%, Ed Miliband at 7%, Nigel Farage at 6% and Nick Clegg at 3%.

Could you trust a dog over David Cameron?

Could you trust a dog over David Cameron?

Dog owners also went on to claim that their dogs have "special skills" (73%), and 66% of Londoners questioned think that their dog is more intuitive than their partner.

With Crufts 2015 opening its doors today with plenty of pampered pooches putting their best paw forward, another big dog competition is to launch with anyone able to get involved.

PiCKUP! biscuits are on a hunt to find the final canine contestant to take part in the Dogs that Demand Respect, Ninja Apprentice Championships.

The competition is fierce, and if the above statistics are anything to go by, dog owners will be lining up with their little friends to get in on the action.

Check out the five dog contenders that have already earned their spot below, and enter at http://www.pickupbiscuits.co.uk/watch-dogs/

Research was carried out online by TNS via the CAWI Omnibus "OnLine Bus" between February 10-12, amongst a panel resulting in 1,000 adults from Great Britain aged between 16 and 64.

PiCKUP! biscuits are available at a range of stockists including Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose, Co-op and independent retailers.

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