Dog 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!
Source: http://www.dailyinfographic.com/which-states-love-dogs-the-most-infographic; http://www.dailyinfographic.com/first-mans-best-friend-the-dogs-of-the-presidents-infographic