Facts about pet ownership in the United Kingdom

Facts about pet ownership in the United Kingdom

Check out some fun facts about pet ownership in the United Kingdom that you probably did not know of. 

  • How many pets are there in the United Kingdom? The UK pet population in 2015 is estimated at: 8.5 million dogs. 7.4 million cats.
  • In the UK, about 1 in 2 households own a pet with around 20 million pets owned (excluding fish)
  • According to government data the most popular pets in the UK (by percentage of ownership) are dogs at 23.4%.
  • However, research by the charity Cats Protection League showed figures of 7.5m cats kept in households throughout the UK, compared with 6.1m dogs
  • Cageless pet boarding, dog boarding, pet nanny, dog kennel, dog sitting, cat sitting, pet training school and other pet care services are among the most popular services United Kingdom pet owners are looking for their pets.

The top 10 popular dog breeds in United Kingdom

1)

Retriever (Labrador)

2)

Spaniel (Cocker)

3)

French Bulldog

4)

Pug

5)

Spaniel (English Springer)

6)

Bulldog

7)

German Shepherd Dog

8)

Retriever (Golden)

9)

Miniature Schnauzer

10)

Border Terrier

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