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Dog Population

28 Dec

 

Interesting facts about dog population, courtesy of “Amazing Dog Facts and Trivia,” by Ryan O’Meara (Chartwell Books, Inc.):

  • There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world (for perspective, there are about 300 million people living in the USA).
  • The countries with the highest dog populations per capita are the USA and France, with an average of one dog per three families.
  • The countries with the fewest pet dogs per capita are Germany and Switzerland, with an average of one dog per ten families.
  • There are more dogs living in Seattle and San Francisco than there are children.
  • There are more dogs living in London than there are people living in the entire country of Norway.
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2 Comments

Posted by on December 28, 2011 in In the News, Miscellany

 

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2 responses to “Dog Population

  1. Irene V.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    More dogs living in Seattle and San Francisco, I didn’t know that! A very surprising fact! These dog owners carry a lot of clout!!

     
  2. Dana

    January 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Ireland is banning puppy mills, I would like to see the U.S. follow their example to help control the pet population. There are so many homeless dogs and we as a country need to take responsibility to spay and neuter our pets and not support puppy mills. Apparently, Seattle and San Francisco really need to be proactive. Very surprising and disturbing facts.

     

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