World Pet Ownership

World Pet Ownership. Over the years, pets have become an integral part of the world’s families, from strange and distraction. As human populations grow, pet populations grow. It is fascinating to see in the maps that how the population of animals in the world is distributed.

It’s not surprising that your best friend, your dog, is the most favorite pet, but did you know that fish and birds are the second? What makes some countries so pet-fed, and why are some countries so irrelevant?

Did you know that Brazilians love small dogs while Saudi Arabia prefers bigger races?

To find out which countries have the largest population of dogs, cats, birds, and fish in the world, you are reading the right content.

Dog Petting in the World

Dog Petting in the World
Dog Petting in the World

The map shows the 20 countries that pet dogs. Dog petting countries list by number is as below.

1. United States of America 69,929,000

2. Brazil 35,800,000

3. China 27,400,000

4. Russia 12,520,000

5. Japan 12,000,000

6. Philippines 11,600,000

7. India 10,200,000

8. Argentina 9,200,000

9. The United Kingdom 9,000,000

10. France 7,570,000

11. South Africa 7,400,000

12. Poland 7,311,000

13. Italy 7,000,000

14. Germany 5,300,000

15. Ethiopia 5,000,000

16. Spain 4,720,000

17. Romania 4,166,000

18. Australia 3,700,000

19. Czech Republic 3,152,000

20. Hungary 2,856,000

Dog Facts?

1. 36% of Americans give their dogs a birthday gift.

2. More than 50% of Americans, feed dogs and cats in their homes.

3. While Switzerland’s dog population shrinks, India has the fastest growing dog population in the world.

4. Norwegians spend the most money to feed their dogs, which is about $ 629 a year and Vietnamese the least.

5. Brazil has the smallest number of dogs per capita in the world.

6. The dog population in Saudi Arabia belong to the large genus of about 70%. It is the world’s largest ratio.

7. The most popular pet dog is Labrador Retriever.


It is a dog type with a very patient and emotional tendency. Labrador is quite loyal and quite appropriate to obey.

Cat Petting in the World

Cat Petting in the World
Cat Petting in the World

The map shows the top 20 cat-owning countries. Cat petting countries list by number is as below.

1. United States of America 74,059,000

2. China 53,100,000

3. Russia 17,800,000

4. Brazil 12,466,000

5. France 11,480,000

6. Germany 8,200,000

7. The United Kingdom 8,000,000

8. Italy 7,400,000

9. Ukraine 7,350,000

10. Japan 7,300,000

11. Poland 5,550,000

12. Romania 3,891,000

13. Spain 3,385,000

14. Argentina 3,000,000

15. Netherlands 2,877,000

16. Hungary 2,240,000

17. Australia 2,200,000

18. South Africa 2,000,000

19. Belgium 1,884,100

20. Czech Republic 1,750,000

Cat Facts

1. 92% of Australian cats and 76% of Australian dogs are kept indoors.

2. 83% of Australians had a pet at one point in their lives.

3. Romania has the most balanced animal population in the world; 45% of the houses own the dog and 45% own the cat.

4. It is said that half of all pet owners in the US are talking to their pets.

5. Most popular cat pet is the Persian cat.


The Persian cat, a cool race, likes sunbathing and can be moving like a kitten. The image is remarkable. The body, legs, and neck are short but structurally thick. Its tail is short and ears are small.

Bird Petting in the World

Bird Petting in the World
Bird Petting in the World

The map shows the top 20 countries that have a bird. Bird petting countries list by number is as below.

1. Brazil 191,001,000

2. Italy 13,000,000

3. United States of America 8,300,000

4. Australia 7,800,000

5. France 6,200,000

6. Netherlands 4,490,000

7. Spain 3,718,000

8. Germany 3,500,000

9. Russia 2,800,000

10. Belgium 2,700,000

11. Poland 1,300,000

12. United Kingdom 1,000,000

13. Greece 980,000

14. Portugal 640,000

15. New Zealand 527,000

16. Hungary 445,000

17. Switzerland 383,000

18. Sweden 322,000

19. Austria 281,000

20. Romania 264,000

Bird Facts

1. Pet ownership in the US has increased three times since the 1970s.

2. Nine out of 10 Americans believe their pets are part of the family.

3. 53% of Australians who do not have pets want to own a pet.

4. Australian pets owners visit their doctors less often than non-pets owners, and at the same time, they recover faster when sick.

5. Most popular pet bird is budgerigar.


The budgerigars are the most spectacular birds in the same family as the parrots. Budgerigars that are not as big as parrots are often preferred as domestic animals, with both their size and the wide choice of colors and patterns. Even if they are not as parrots, budgerigars can also speak through imitation. The main home of budgerigars is Australia.

Fish Petting in the World

Fish Peting in the World
Fish Petting in the World

The map shows the top 20 countries that have fish. Fish petting countries list by number is as below.

1. United States of America 57,750,000

2. France 37,300,000

3. Brazil 26,500,000

4. Australia 20,500,000

5. The United Kingdom 20,000,000

6. Germany 2,000,000

7. New Zealand 1,678,000

8. Italy 1,540,000

9. Russia 770,000

10. Netherlands 708,000

11. Sweden 262,000

12. Poland 231,000

13. Spain 170,000

14. Switzerland 169,000

15. Belgium 146,000

16. Romania 96,000

17. Portugal 74,000

18. Austria 71,000

19. Hungary 58,000

20. Greece 38,000

Fish Facts

1. Fish is the most popular pet in the United Kingdom.

3. New Zealand has the highest pet ownership rate in the world with 68%.

4. 27% of American pet owners say they take professional photos of their pets.

5. Most popular pet fish is betta fish.


Beta fish thanks to its bright colors and eye-catching long fin attracts the attention of many aquarium lovers. There are different types of different fin structures such as Tulle tail, crown tail, spade tail, comb tail. The male betas are also called brawlers because of their aggressive attitude towards other beta fish. It will be healthier when feed diversity is provided. Thanks to the labyrinth organ that it has, it can breathe out of the atmosphere by going out to the surface of the water.

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