Perspective on owning a dog in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic displays dog owners views on ownership in the United Kingdom in 2016. According to the survey, 95 percent of owners stated that owning a dog makes them happy while another 90 percent pointed out that owning a dog is a privilege not a right.

What feelings do owners experience as a result of owning a dog?

Share of dog owners
Owning a dog makes me happy95%
Owning a dog improves my life91%
Owning a dog is a privilege not a right90%
Owning a dog makes me mentally healthier84%
Owning a dog makes me physically healthier84%
Owning a dog is more rewarding than expected71%
Owning a dog is harder work than I thought26%
Owning a dog makes me stressed11%
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Sources

Release date

January 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

21st June to 30th June 2016

Number of respondents

4,252 respondents

Special properties

dog owners.

Method of interview

Online survey

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