Lifetime cost perception of keeping pet dogs in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows the estimated lifetime cost of keeping a pet dog as perceived by pet owners in the United Kingdom in 2018. According to the survey, only 12 percent of owners expect the lifetime cost of their dog to be over 10,000 British pounds. Actual likely lifetime costs as calculated by PDSA show the cost of keeping a dog to be considerably higher than this.

How much do you think your pet dog will cost you during his or her lifetime?*

Share of dog owners
Up to £50013%
£501- £100011%
£1001- £500041%
£5001- £1000022%
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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 9-19, 2018

Number of respondents

2,080 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Dog owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: 'when estimating monthly and lifetime costs, owners were asked to include all costs except for the cost of purchasing their pet, and any ongoing veterinary costs for health issues.'

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