Let’s face it — dogs often stick their tongues in some pretty unsanitary places. Nevertheless, more than half of all dog owners prefer kissing their pets over their husband or wife, a new survey indicates.

The study, conducted by Riley’s Organics, reveals 52 percent of dog owners would rather smooch with man’s best friend. It also reveals 52 percent prefer sleeping in bed next to their dog over their partner.

While the results of the survey might surprise some people, it should be noted that 94 percent of those surveyed also said their dog is one of their very best friends.

Do you know anyone who goes overboard with how they treat their dog? Describe the weirdest dog owner you’ve ever seen.

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