Big Time Rush’s James Maslow: Did He Inspire One Direction to Get a Puppy? (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Big Time Rush star James Maslow’s pooch may have inspired One Direction to get a pup of their own.

On Thursday, 1D’s Niall Horan revealed to Ryan Seacrest that Maslow’s adorable mini-husky named Fox got the 1D guys — Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson — to ponder getting one themselves to take on tour.

Celebuzz caught up with Maslow at the Young Hollywood Awards on Thursday and asked him who thinks would have the cuter pooch — BTR or 1D?

Being the proud pooch owner he is, Maslow told us, “Well, Fox is the cutest puppy in the world, and that’s a fact, so it’s going to be hard to beat that just based on facts. But [One Direction] loved him …  So if we ever meet up, [our dogs] can play together.”

Celebuzz also talked to Maslow about filming the video for “Windows Down” in Hawaii.

“I mean, come on — I got to go to Maui and goof off for a couple days and call it a music video,” he said. “It was a lot of fun.”

Maslow’s BTR band mate, Kendall Schimdt, meanwhile, told us about the inspiration behind the clip for “Windows Down.” Watch below.

For more with our interview with him, watch the video above.