‘Pooping’ plastic dog tops must-have Christmas toy list

Many children's toys over the years have allowed them to act more like adults by doing chores like vacuuming, mowing the lawn, driving and baking.

But the one that tops this year's must-have list seems to take pretending to be an adult to a whole other level.

The UK Toy Retailers Association has chosen a dachshund that farts and defecates called Doggie Doo by Goliath Games as the top "dream toy" children will want this Christmas. Players win by doing what most dog owners dread, picking up poop.

"I like it, it's funny," says Freddie, an 11-year-old who headed straight for it at the official preview, to the Guardian. "I'd like to get it for Christmas."

Freddie and his friend Harry were soon joined by other boys around their ages who were all laughing at the poo sounds. The Guardian reports that Harry's mom was not impressed.

"I think it does appeal to the younger boys because of the fascination with anything poo-related," says Harry's mom to the Guardian. "We certainly won't be buying it for Christmas though."

Two to four players roll dice and feed the dog. Players work the food through the dog with a pump and the object is to be the first to pick up after the dog three times.

It retails for $25 to $30 at Wal-Mart and Toys "R" Us and can be purchased online at

Doggie Doo beat out 70 other toys including two interactive tablets that resemble Apple's iPad and are aimed at children between four and nine years old.

Also making the list of 12 this year were more familiar toys such as Fireman Sam, Lets Rock Elmo and Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster.

Last year's top dream toy was City Airport by Lego.

While Doggie Doo may seem gross, it is helping to raise a generation of responsible pet owners. Future pet owners who won't take the issue of not picking up after a dog sitting down.

(Toy Retailers Association image)