Thought I would try something a little different today… a doggy infographic. Love this new way of communicating. Lots of  little factoids on a colorful design. What do you think?


dogs by the numbers

Pet ownership statistics

The smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier, at 2.5 inches tall and weighing 4 ounces.

The largest dog on record was an English Mastiff, 98 inches tall and 343 pounds.

The estimated number of dogs and cats on the planet today, 9,000,000 or nine million.

The undisputed number of years dogs have been around, 14,700. 

The number of years some experts believe dogs have been around: 36,000.

Percent of homes that have a dog: 36.

Percent of homes that have a cat: 30%

The average number of dogs per home: 1.6

The average number of cats per home: 2.1



According to an online survey of more than 27,000 people across 22 countries conducted by global research firm GfK, more than half (56 percent) of people internationally have at least one pet living with them.

This survey was conducted by global research firm GfK and quoted in Modern Cat.