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Ranking of popular cat breeds in Sweden 2019, by number of purchased animals

According to a survey conducted in 2018, the majority of Swedes did not own a pet. Among pet owners in the country, cats seemed to be the most popular pet animal, enjoying slightly more popularity than dogs. In the popularity ranking of cat breeds, Ragdoll came at first place as there were approximately 1.9 thousand cats of the breed purchased in Sweden in 2019. In this year, another popular breed was the Maine Coon, with almost 1.6 thousand animals. It was followed by the Siberian cat and the Birma cat, both breeds with long hair. The nearly coatless cat race Sphynx cat counted 186 animals.  

 Newly registered pet cats 

In the period from 2009 to 2019, the number of new registrations of purebred cats in Sweden fluctuated. The highest number of newly registered pet cats was in 2009, reaching around 11.2 thousand animals. As of 2019, the total number of purebred cats newly registered in Sweden amounted to roughly 12.2 thousand.

Pet dogs in Sweden

Among pet owners, dogs were also very popular. In recent years, the number of pet dogs registered in Sweden increased constantly. In 2019, the number of dog registrations in the country peaked by reaching almost 948 thousand.  

Ranking of popular cat breeds in Sweden in 2019, by number of purchased animals

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* SVERAK is the Federation of Swedish purebred cat associations.

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