Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cats or dogs?

Many people consider themselves as a cat person or a dog person, while some love both. Which you end up favoring might depend on where you're from. 

In Switzerland, Austria, and Turkey cats outnumber dogs three to one. On the other hand, in India pet dogs outnumber cats ten to one.

South America and large parts of Asia belong to the dogs, but cats rule the Middle East and parts of Africa. Brazil has more small dogs per capita than any other country - there are over 20,000,000 dogs under 20 pounds in Brazil.

Looking at the USA, the differences from place to place aren't that big, but there are a difference between cat loving and dog loving states.

The top three dog loving states are:

1 Arkansas 810,000 cats 1,097,000 dogs Dog to cat ratio: 1.35
2 New Mexico 533,000 cats 703,000 dogs Dog to cat ratio: 1.32
3 Texas 5,565,000 cats 7,163,000 dogs Dog to cat ratio: 1.29

The top three cat loving states are:

1 Massachusetts 1,593,000 cats 850,000 dogs Cat to dog ratio: 1.87
2 Maryland 1,677,000 cats 915,000 dogs Cat to dog ratio: 1.83
3 Maine 498,000 cats 300,000 dogs Cat to dog ratio: 1.66

Do you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person?

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. Mom was all cat person, but then her family got a dog and she started liking dogs, now she is a total dog person. We have two cats, but they take a backseat to us dogs.

    1. I like both, but I definitely understand dogs better. Your cat brother Bert seems to get into some mischief from time to time...?