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Q: POPULATION OF DOG OWNERS ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: tener-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 17 Jun 2004 11:54 PDT
Expires: 17 Jul 2004 11:54 PDT
Question ID: 362564
I'm gathering information for a business plan that is writen for
a product designed for the pet industry. Currently, there are 40.6
million households in the U.S. that own a dog. Based on the total
number of dog owning households this translates to a total of
approximately 65 million dogs owned in the U.S.. What is the total
number of households that own a dog in the countris that I have
- Austraila
- Japan
- Canada
- United Kingdom
- Italy
- France
- Germany
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 17 Jun 2004 13:50 PDT
Dear tener,

Here is the best data on dog ownership I could locate:

-- Australia --

Estimated Number of Australian Households with Dogs, 2002: 2.8 million
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2002: 3.972 million

-- Japan --

Estimated percentage of Japanese Households with Dogs: 18.3%
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2002: 11.137 million

-- Canada --

Estimated Number of Canadian Households with Dogs, 2002: 3.4 million
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2002: 5.7 million

-- United Kingdom --

Estimated Number of UK Households with Dogs, 2001: 5.3 million
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2002: 6.1 million

-- Italy --

Estimated Number of Italian Households with Dogs, 2004: 4.5 million
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2004: 5.8 million

-- France --

Estimated Percentage of French Households with Dogs, 2002: 27.8%
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2002: 8.8 million

-- Germany --

Estimated Percentage of German Households with Dogs, 2003: 13.3%
Estimated total Number of Dogs held as Pets, 2003: 5 million



Petnet: Pet Ownership In Australia

Japanese Pet Food Manufacturers Association: 2003 National Dog and Cat
Ownership Survey (in Japanese!)

Japanese Pet Food Manufacturers Association (in Japanese!)

Dog Business Digest: October 2002 - The Dog Market

AltaVista: Babelfish Translation

Google Answers: "Number of cat owners - Worldwide", answered by knowledge_seeker-ga

SEBA: Newsletter March/April 2004 Cats claw their way to the top

ASAB: The domestic dog Canis familiaris

Moggies: National Pet Week - United Kingdom

BBC News: Owners 'spend £3.5bn on pets'

Zentralverband Zoologischer Fachbetriebe Deutschlands: Struktur &
Umsatzdaten 2003 (in German!)

Exprimere: Arrivano le vacanze novitą per cani e gatti (in Italian!)

Way Italia: In Viaggio - Cani e gatti possono entrare (in Italian!)

National Assembly of France: Compte rendu No. 46, Mercredi 2 avril
2003 (in French!)

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Hope this will be useful!
Best regards,
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