In a recent study, subjects rated the welfare of dogs, ranging from street dogs and fighting dogs to show dogs and personal pets. Nearly everyone thought their dog had a better life than other types of dogs—including other peoples' pets. This finding could be due to a cognitive bias called "the Lake Wobegon Effect"—the tendency for people think they are above average.
Herzog, H. 2022. Does Your Dog Really Have a Better Life Than Other Dogs? Psychology Today, 4 Nov, https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/animals-and-us/202211/does-your-dog-really-have-better-life-other-dogs