Argentina has the most pets per capita, with 80% of the population having a pet. Argentineans have the most dogs (66% of pet-owners), Russians have the most cats (57% of pet-owners), Turks have the most birds (20% of the population), and Chinese have the most fish (17% of the population)

Argentina: the Country with the Most Pets Per Capita

According to the results of a study conducted by the market research company, GfK, 80 percent of the respondents stated that they had at least one pet. This is a much higher average than the global population, with an estimated 56 percent having pets.

Argentinians are major pet owners and prefer dogs to cats

The survey was carried out in 22 countries with 27 thousand participants and, among other conclusions they reached, some points stand out:

After Argentina, the most pet-friendly nations are Mexico (79%), Russia (73%) and the USA (7O%).

Argentina is also the leading nation that prefers to have dogs as pets. 66 percent of people who have pets choose dogs.

The preference for dogs is common across the other Latin America… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

9 thoughts on “Argentina has the most pets per capita, with 80% of the population having a pet. Argentineans have the most dogs (66% of pet-owners), Russians have the most cats (57% of pet-owners), Turks have the most birds (20% of the population), and Chinese have the most fish (17% of the population)”

  1. wjbc

    There are also a huge number of stray or wild dogs in Argentina.

  2. Rickshmitt

    So thats why fievel mousekewitz wanted to leave. There are nooo cats in america!

  3. Czexican613

    FYI there’s a mistake in OP’s title – the Russia stat is of the population, not of pet owners.

  4. KypDurron

    Why did you switch from the percent of pet owners that have a particular animal to the percent of the general population that has a particular animal?

    66% of 80% of Argentina has a dog, 17% of the general population of China has a fish.

  5. justlurkingdnd

    There is a wise proverb here in Argentina that says: “The more I know about people, the more I love my dog”.

  6. clanggedin

    Never in my life have I seen so many stray dogs with mange than I did in Argentina.

  7. Minskdhaka

    Here in Turkey there are street cats and dogs everywhere. People love them and feed them; local municipalities also provide them with food, water and vaccines.

  8. Witty-Cartographer

    Today I learned … that I like Argentinians the most per capita. Probably.

  9. -SoulAmazin-

    My father is an Assyrian from Turkey. He have continually owned birds since he was 13 years old.

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