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.