Pet owners attitudes to pet ownership issues in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

This statistic shows the percentage of pet owners agreeing with various statements regarding choosing a pet and pet ownership in the United Kingdom, according to a survey conducted in 2014. Of pet owners surveyed, 86 percent believed online sales of pets should be regulated.

Pet owners views on issues concerning ownership and choosing a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014

Share of respondents in agreement
The UK is a nation of animal lovers.92%
Anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards.92%
Online sales of pets should be regulated.86%
Prospective owners should pass a test before taking on a pet44%
Pet insurance should be compulsory for all owners.36%
The UK pet owning public's knowledge regarding how to care for their pets has increased in the last five years35%
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Release date

December 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Special properties

Pet owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Number of respondents not specified.

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Statistics on "Pet ownership in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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