Brazil has undergone large changes during the last few decades, and the quickly urbanizing middle class work more, earn more, and have kids later than previous generations. They also get more and more pets.
The population of Brazil is roughly 200 million people. They also have almost 20 million small dogs, and this is more per capita than anywhere else in the world.
The total number of dogs in the country is around 36 million, and the average home is more likely to have at least one dog than to be dog-less.
Most of these pooches get specialized care – they are blessed by priests, driven in pet taxis, taken for specialized grooming, and bred in dog love motels. The most common breeds are small terriers, shih tzus, and chihuahuas.
The top five countries for small dog ownership are:
The countries with the least small dogs are:
- Saudi Arabia
Egypt only has one small dog for every 5,600 people, and Saudi Arabia one small dog for every 9,400 people.