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How much do you spend on your dog for Christmas?

doggieAmerican families will spend on average $23.10 on holiday gifts for the dog members of their family. This according to an online poll conducted by TheNosePrint.com, the online hub for Big Heart Pet Brands, the makers of Milk-Bone, Milo’s Kitchen, Pup-Peroni and Canine Carry Outs.

The site asked 3,000 Americans about their dog-related holiday habits, including whether their dog is involved in gift-giving, stocking-stuffing, Christmas sweater-wearing, and other holiday traditions.

According to TheNosePrint.com Santa Dog Index, 71 percent of U.S. dog parents will give their dog a gift this holiday season.

(The other 29 percent deserve lumps of coal in their own stockings.)

Forty-eight percent will hang a Christmas stocking for their dog, according to the survey. Forty-three percent will include their dog in a family holiday card photo.

Twenty-nine percent will dress up their dog in a holiday-themed outfit or costume.

(These all seem low.)