Estimated costs of keeping dogs in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by dog size

This statistic shows the estimated costs (initial, monthly, annual and lifetime) of keeping a dog in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017, broken down by size of dog. According to the estimates, minimum annual costs of keeping a dog can range from 840 British pounds for a small dog to 1,260 pounds for a large dog.

Estimated costs (initial, monthly, annual and lifetime) of keeping pet dogs in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017, by size of dog

Small DogMedium DogLarge Dog
Average basic lifetime cost9,25010,75025,400
Minimum annual cost8409601,260
Minimum monthly cost7080105
Initial set up370390425
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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

*Estimates are based on current market prices.

Initial costs include beds, toothbrushes, toothpaste, coats, leads, tags, collars, water and food bowls, toys, primary course of vaccinations and monthly worm treatment up to six months old, neutering and car restraints. Not including cost of animal.

Monthly costs include preventative treatments (regular treatments for worms and fleas, annual boosters), in addition to insurance, food, toys, poo bags and toothpaste.

Annual costs calculated by multiplying monthly cost by twelve.

Lifetime costs calculated by multiplying annual cost by average lifespan of the dog size. Estimated according to O'Neill (2015) as: Small Dog - 7.1 - 14.2 years; Medium Dog - 8.4 - 13.5 years; Large Dog - 5.5 - 13.1. Averages calculated by finding mid-point in the range provided by the source. (Small Dog - 6,500 to 12,000 pounds; Medium Dog - 8,500 to 13,000 pounds; Large Dog - 7,400 to 17,000 pounds)

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