Stunning Infographics Reveal It May Not Be A Dog’s World After All

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America is home to an estimated 153million pet dogs and cats, making the United States the biggest pet nation, in absolute and per-capita terms, in the entire world. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent over $50 billion on their pets in 2012. Dogs dominate pet preference in all of South America.

OverallEurope prefers cats over dogs. Where preference changes, cultural proximitychanges as well–dog countries, as well as cat countries, tend to cluster.

Which is better, dog or cat? You know the answer pertaining to yourself, but do you know how your country feels as a whole?Check out the series of infographics below–you might be surprised.

America is home to an estimated 153million pet dogs and cats, making the United States the biggest pet nation, in absolute and per-capita terms, in the entire world. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent over $50 billion on their pets in 2012. While America’s cat and dog populations are almost equal (the pet cat population being a little more), the same cannot be said for other countries around the world.

Dogs dominate pet preference in all of South America. Part of this can be attributed to the history and culture of the region–where there is Latin American culture, there are dog people. Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile are some of the most dog-loving countries, per-capita, in the world.

OverallEurope prefers cats over dogs. Where preference changes, cultural proximitychanges as well–dog countries, as well as cat countries, tend to cluster.

For example, Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece) prefers dogs over cats.Western Europe, on the other hand, with the exception of Ireland and the United Kingdom, prefers cats.

Many researches believe that dogs were first domesticated in Asia 15,000 years ago. Around 106 breeds, like the Chow Chow, Akita, and Siberian Husky, can find their roots in Asia. Surprisingly, Asia has one of the lowest pet ownership rates per capita. Part of this can be attributed to large population and urban density. That being said, dogs tend to be the preferred pet for most Asian countries.

Africa and the Middle-East have a long standing relationship with cats. Cats are generally the pet of choice, however, dog ownership is growing in countries like Egypt. A rise in pet dogs can most likely be attributed to Westernization and economic growth.

So it seems as if the world is neither entirely for cats or dogs, but for both, since there are so many loving homes the world over willing to take in and care for these adorable creatures!

Sources: The Atlantic, U.S. Department Of Health, Quartz, FEDIAF, Euromonitor International, Smithsonian, Wikipedia, ASPCA, APPA

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