United Kingdom of Cats and Dogs

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 5th September 2017 / News / 2 Comments

Hi my doggie friends,

The lovely Kristy from Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog (www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/unitedkingdomofcatsanddogs) sent me this information to share with you Humans and I am pleased to say there are more people who prefer us dogs than those who prefer cats in the UK 🙂

 

Pet Ownership

  • 19% of UK households have a dog.
  • 19% of UK households have a cat.
  • 8% of UK households have both a cat and a dog.
  • Newcastle is the city with the highest level of dog ownership in the UK – 41% of households have a dog.
  • Brighton is the city with the lowest level of dog ownership in the UK – 14% of households have a dog.
  • Norwich has the highest level of cat ownership in the UK – 44% of households have a cat.

Attitudes to Pets

  • Nationwide, 46% of people prefer dogs compared to 30% who like cats better
  • Belfast has the highest proportion of dog lovers in the UK; 63% of people there prefer them.
  • Brighton and Norwich have the joint highest percentage of people who prefer cats – 40%.

Pets and health

  • 88% of dog owners say that they feel happier and have a better quality of life because of their pets
  • 85% of cat owners say that they feel happier and have a better quality of life because of their cats
  • 29% of people said that their pet helped them overcome loneliness.
  • 28% of people said that their pet helped them improve their overall fitness.
  • 24% of people said that their pet helped them combat depression.
  • 18% of people say that their pets have made them more sociable by helping them meet more people.
  • 6% of people say that their pet helped them to cope better with a disability.

Most Popular Dog Breeds (excluding crossbreeds)

Nationwide

Cocker Spaniel (5.8%)

Labrador (4.8%)

Labrador Retriever (4.5%)

Cockapoo (3.8%)

English Springer Spaniel (3.2%)

Scotland

Cocker Spaniel (7.4%)

Labrador (5.8%)

Labrador Retriever (4.8%)

Cockapoo (3.7%)

Pug (3.5%)

Eastern

Labrador (5.8%)

Cocker Spaniel (5.3%)

Labrador Retriever (5.3%)

Cockapoo (3.6%)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier (3.3%)

West Midlands

Cocker Spaniel (6.1%)

Labrador Retriever (4.3%)

Cockapoo (4.0%)

Pug (3.9%)

Labrador (3.5%)

South West

Cocker Spaniel (5.7%)
Labrador Retriever (5%)
Labrador (4.8%)
English Springer Spaniel (4%)
Jack Russell Terrier (3.4%)

 

North West

Cocker Spaniel (6%)
Pug (4.3%)
Cockapoo (4.2%)
Labrador (4.1%)
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (3.5%)

Yorkshire

Cocker Spaniel (6%)
Labrador (5%)
Cockapoo (5%)
Labrador Retriever (3.7%)
English Springer Spaniel (3.2%)

South East

Cocker Spaniel (5.7%)
Labrador (5.4%)
Labrador Retriever (4.8%)
Cockapoo (3.7%)
English Springer Spaniel (3.7%)

London

Cocker Spaniel (4.3%)
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (4.2%)
French Bulldog (3.9%)
Cockapoo (3.8%)
Jack Russell Terrier (3.2%)

Note – trend towards smaller dogs compared to other regions

Northern Ireland

Cocker Spaniel (6%)
Pug (6%)
Miniature Schnauzer (5.2%)
Border Collie (4.7%)
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 3.9%)

Wales

Cocker Spaniel (5.5%)
Pug (3.9%)
Labrador (3.9%)
Jack Russell Terrier (3.7%)
Border Collie (3.3%)

East Midlands

Labrador Retriever (5.1%)
Cocker Spaniel (5.0%)
Cockapoo (4.3%)
Labrador (4%)
English Springer Spaniel (3.5%)

North East

Labrador (6.6%)
Cocker Spaniel (6.5%)
Pug (4.8%)
Jack Russell Terrier (4.4%)
Labrador Retriever (4.1%)

Note – own the lowest % of crossbreeds in the whole of the UK.

Hope you and your Humans found this interesting! Are you one of the most popular breeds in your region?

Zuki

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Comments

2 Comments

  • michael
    19th October 2017 at 11:29 am

    This was amazing and i enjoyed reading it

  • kelly saenz
    19th October 2017 at 11:31 am

    Amazing read, enjoyed it alot

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