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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.
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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%
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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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.
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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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