Why do you ask, Two Dogs? Tim Robson's own Poppy and Tin Tin pictured here.
If you're a dog person, then quite often your choice of car comes a long way down the order of priorities. But what if you could go car shopping with the sole notion that all your new ride had to do was look after the fur children? For example, the small Kia Rondo wagon is a massive hit with furry friend fiends.
We thought the same thing, so here's a list of the four best cars we reckon go with dog ownership – and we've also applied our patented (not really) CarsGuide Dog-O-Meter score to each.
We'll also list the cars in rough order of size – your giant Schnauzer isn't getting into a Mazda MX-5 after all… or is it?
It's stable, it's cute, and it's got a good quality cloth interior with clever functionality that allows for an owner to carry their Pomeranian, Papillon or Pug, a pooch carrier and more in its load space.
A dark interior also helps hide stains, and it's a doddle to park at the pet shop.
If your taste in pooches runs to something a little bit larger, you might want to look at a medium sized SUV, and the Nissan X-Trail jumps straight to the top of the queue.
It's not just that it's a competent five seat, five-door SUV with a third row of seats for the mere humans. It's mainly because Nissan's European arm has already led the way in showing other car companies just how to build the ultimate dog-friendly car.
As you can see in this video, Nissan engineers – and dog lovers, obviously – have outfitted an X-Trail with an array of ingenious additions designed to make the car safer for the fur babies and easier on their humans.
There's an automated food dispenser, a fixed water bowl, warm air ducting straight into the boot section and even a screen and speaker so your dogs can see and hear you.
Nissan engineers have outfitted an X-Trail with an array of ingenious additions designed to make the car safer for the fur babies and easier on their humans.
Combine that with a hidden shower hose, doggy ramp and quilted wipe-down leather interior and we have a clear winner.
If your taste in doggos runs to the larger size, you need something that's correspondingly large. Big hounds like mastiffs and Rhodesian ridgebacks also have a propensity to shed more hair than a beauty salon on a busy Saturday, and their big paws – and claws – also make short work of any car interior that's even vaguely orientated towards humans.
Enter the Jeep Wrangler, the Swiss Army knife of dog carriers.
Sure, it's not the greatest thing to drive on road (though it's far from the worst), but its ability to be configured in a variety of ways gives you the ability to build a large dog carrier par excellence. Want to take the roof off? There are plenty of places to attach harnesses to keep Fido in the back.
There's also a great range of accessories available for the Wrangler, including this great netting system that keeps things inside the car when things get rough.
Add to that an interior that's designed to get dirty, and the Wrangler is a prime choice for canine fans.
Even though it's set to disappear from our roads in the next 12 months, the boxy, airy Yeti's clever seat configurations make life easy for pooch and handler. You can even remove the rear seats if your Appenzeller Sennenhunde needs more room.