Cat and dog owning households in France 2010-2017

 Are cats winning the battle against dogs? If dogs are man’s best friend, it seems that the small feline has a big space in French people’s households. A third of households owned a cat in France, whereas 20 percent of them declared owning a pet dog.

This is a cat’s world

   Similarly, there were more cat owners in Belgium, in Denmark and Germany, than dog owners. Although this may be true, in Spain and the United Kingdom, people were more frequently dog owners than cat owners. Nonetheless, in the U.K the number of pet cats was on the rise, there were nearly nine million cats registered in 2012.

Cat-ching!

  In the United Kingdom, the lifetime cost of keeping a cat was 12,000 British pounds, which was slightly higher than the cost of keeping a dog. On the opposite side, in the United States, annual expenses for cats were lower than expenses for dogs. In Sweden, over two-thirds of cat owners even bought them gifts for Christmas. Just be sure not to vacuum the Christmas wrappers, as it’s the number one thing pet cats are afraid of.

Share of households owning at least one cat or dog in France from 2010 to 2017

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

France

Survey time period

2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to pet animals. Excludes strays.
Data for 2010 to 2016 is published in previous reports by the source.

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