Britain’s "naughtiest dog" has chewed his way through £9,000 worth of furniture – but his loving owners say they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Boxer Cooper has ripped eight sofas to shreds, gnawed his way through two dining room tables and destroyed ten remote controls.

The mischievous mutt first destroyed his owner Jill Kirkham’s cuddle chair when he was just 12 months old, and he has since worked his way through seven more.

He has a big appetite for destruction, having racked up a huge bill of destruction for Jill, 54, and Steve, 60, who have shelled out thousands on replacement furniture.

But Jill, a cleaning supervisor from Cheshire, says she wouldn’t change her pet for the world.

She said: “Cooper is definitely Britain's naughtiest dog.

“He has cost us an arm and a leg, but I wouldn't have him any other way.

"He is my best friend and the most loving dog.”

Now at five-and-a-half Cooper is finally starting to calm down and has yet to pull apart the couple’s ninth sofa.

Jill and Steve brought their four legged friend home in 2015 and fell in love with him despite knowing he would be mischievous.

"My heart melted when I met him, I just had to have him," Jill explained.

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At just 12 months old Cooper chewed apart the couple's cuddle chair and left it in tatters.

“We could tell he was going to be mischievous when we got him as a pup, but I was not expecting to have to shell out £9,000 for new furniture.

"He didn't just nibble the cuddle chair, he took it back to the bare framework.

"To say it was a shock when I walked in from work was an understatement.

"It was then I realised just how destructive he was."

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Just two weeks later, Jill came home to find stuffing in the kitchen and her sofa pulled apart.

"This time I was not happy," she said.

"He had left it in tatters.

"We spent a few weeks without any furniture before we could replace it."

Jill said that you can’t take your eyes of Cooper for a second or he’ll “be up to no good”.

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Since then they have taken Cooper to puppy training classes, even puppy university, to try and control his behaviour.

Jill said the couple tried putting him in a crate to straighten him out, but the ingenious hound worked his way out and managed to tear apart a sofa once more.

Luckily, he seems to be calming down.

"He hasn't eaten our latest sofa yet," Jill said.

"It's a leather one and I don't think he likes the taste of it.

"We've gone through eight sofas, numerous mobile phones, two dining tables, rugs, shoes, trainers and handbags galore.

"But we wouldn't change him for the world."

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