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Dogs by the Numbers

Jul 27, 2015 | All About Animals, Uncategorized

shutterstock_146612777Dog holidays, dog friendly events, featured dog breeds – we’ve covered it all!  But who doesn’t love some statistics from time to time?!  Let’s take a look at some of the interesting statistics about dog owners and their pups in the United States.


Did you know that…

  • A little more than 1 in 3 households own a dog or multiple dogs?
  • The most popular dog breeds are Labrador Retrievers at #1 followed by German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, Poodles, Rottweilers, and Dachshunds?
  • The top 5 girl dog names are: Bella, Daisy, Lucy, Molly, and Lola?
  • The top 5 boy dog names are: Max, Buddy, Charlie, Rocky, and Cooper?
  • Owned dogs are almost exactly half female and half male? (51.4% female, 48.6% male)

The love of canines in this country is not new.  In fact, it dates back to our first President, George Washington, and many other presidents.  Let’s take a look at some of those numbers…

Did you know that…

  • George Washington bred and maintained over 30 hounds (including one named Sweet Lips)?
  • “Theodore Roosevelt’s bull terrier, Pete, almost caused an international scandal when he ripped off the French Ambassador’s pants during a White House function?”
  • “Warren Harding’s dog, Laddie Boy, had his own chair to sit on at cabinet meetings?”
  • John F. Kennedy had 14 dogs, which is more than any other president?
  • Ronald Reagan was photographed being pulled across the lawn at the White House by his dog Lucky?
  • “32 of the 44 presidents had dogs as pets?”

A lot of things in our country may be different since George Washington was president, but it appears that one thing has remained the same – dogs really are a man’s best friend!


Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.