Share of households with pets in Germany 2008-2018, by type of animal

This statistic illustrates the share of households owning pets in Germany in selected years from 2008 to 2018, broken down by type of animal. In 2018, roughly 23 percent of German households owned a cat, compared with 18 percent of households owning a dog.

Share of households owning pets in Germany from 2008 to 2018 by type of animal

CatsDogsSmall animalsAquariums Garden ponds*Exotic birdsTerrariums
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Incl. ornamental fish.

Prior-year figures were taken from earlier publications by the source IVH (Industrial Association of Pet Care Producers).

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