How many new dog owners are there in the UK?

How many people in the UK own a dog 2021?

Our 2021 findings showed that:

26% of UK adults have a dog with an estimated population of 9.6 million pet dogs.

How many dog owners are there in the UK?

In the UK, it’s estimated that 12 million (44 percent of) households have pets* with around 51 million pets owned. *Latest available estimated figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA).

What is the population of dogs 2021?

The current global dog population is estimated to be around 900 million and rising, with the global cat population coming in at about 600 million. Approximately 470 Million dogs are actually kept as pets, and around 370 million pet cats are in the world.

According to an online survey conducted in 2021, it was estimated that 12 million dogs and 12 million cats were living in UK homes in that year.

Leading pets ranked by estimated population size in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021 (in millions)

Characteristic Population size in millions
Dogs 12
Cats 12

What age group owns the most pets UK?

36% of dog owners are over the age of 55 compared to just 6% of dog owners being aged 18-24. Owners aged 45 or older are more likely to walk their dog once a day or more than those between 25 and 45.

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Are there too many dogs in the UK?

The change in population of pet dogs in the UK has not been significant, although there are more dogs in the UK now than there were in 2010. In 2020, 8.5 million of them were cohabiting with their human owners in UK households. Dogs are cherished in the United Kingdom – more so than cats.

What age group owns the most pets?

During a survey conducted in 2020/21, it was revealed that Millennials represented the biggest share of pet owners in the United States (32 percent), followed in second place by Baby Boomers (27 percent). Generation Xers came in third, representing some 24 percent of pet owners.

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