Research efforts before getting a pet dog in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of dog owners who did research before getting a dog in the United Kingdom in 2018. According to the survey, 18 percent of dog owners carried out no research out before getting a pet dog. Among those who did do some prior research, the internet was the most common source, used by around 36 percent of dog owners before purchasing their pet.

Which, if any, of the following did you do before you chose your pet?

Share of dog owners
Looked on the internet36%
Have previous experience of dog ownership32%
Took advice from friends/family20%
Nothing - I didn’t do anything19%
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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

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

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